Machaut revisited; NEEMF Renaissance Winds

Those of you who were disappointed that Lizzie Gutteridge’s workshop, “Machaut and the Magic of the Medieval,” had to be cancelled may be interested to know that she will be running the same workshop for our sister organisation NEEMF, the NorthEast Early Music Forum. A booking form for this workshop will accompany the next newsletter.

NEEMF have also let us know about a workshop for loud and soft Renaissance wind instruments to be led by Tim Bayley.  ‘Music for an Archduke’ will take place on Saturday 25th Jan 2020, so there really is no time to lose if you want to book a place.  Download the booking form for this workshop.  The workshop will be held at:

Clements Hall,
Nunthorpe Road,
York YO23 1BW

The Regensburg manuscript was compiled in the 1580s for Archduke Karl 11 of Inner Austria at Graz, by court musician Nicholas Rekh. The royal trumpeters had access to a wide range of wind and brass instruments owned by the court, including sackbuts, cornets, shawms, crumhorns, dulcians, and Rekh produced part books of religious music by many leading composers of the time, (Lassus, Striggio, Andrea Gabrieli, Wert, as well as several lesser known musicians) giving precise instrumentation.

The workshop will explore some of the larger scale works in eight and ten parts, creating a variety of contrasting bands of loud and soft wind and brass. Suitable for sackbuts, cornets, curtals, windcaps and recorders. Pitch A 440

Tim BayleyTim Bayley has played early wind instruments, hurdy gurdy and harp for many years and was a founder member of the York Waits with whom he has performed since 1977. Tim regularly leads instrumental workshops for the early music forums around the country, and coaches on the week long residential Chalemie course in Oxford. He works as a wind tutor in the York area, conducting a variety of ensembles on a weekly basis as well as holiday youth orchestras with up to fifty players.

THE VENETIANS IN LONDON:

An advance notice for a NWEMF RECORDER PLAYING DAY on the 21 MARCH 2020  tutor  Marion Scott. The venue is the schoolroom Capel Gad in the village of Cilcain CH7 5NW. NE Wales

Fantasias, Pavans and Galliards  

by Jerome and Augustine Bassano 

The Bassano family recorder consort stretched over several generations, originating with employment by Henry VIII in 1539, and continuing to serve successive monarchs, up until the Civil War.

Augustine Bassano came to London with his parents in 1539, at the age of about 13. He worked in the royal court as a recorder player and lutenist, as well as an accomplished composer, until his death in 1604.

Jerome Bassano was born in Barking in 1558, the second generation of his family to become a royal wind player. He worked up until the age of at least 72, being “the ancientest musician the king has.” He died a wealthy property owner in 1635, with several of his 12 children continuing the line.

Marion studied recorder, oboe, baroque oboe and piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has performed and recorded with many of the leading early music specialist orchestras, including English Baroque Soloists with John Eliot Garner, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. She is a versatile teacher at all levels from beginner to music colleges. She also directs recorder ensembles.

Booking forms will be available shortly