What is going on online through lock down?

Tallis Spem in Alium sung by Stile Antico  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfnEbwcLq0E&feature=youtu.be

Recorder consort music downloads https://www.helenhooker.co.uk/downloads 

Backing tracks for recorder players https://www.srp.org.uk/david-moses-downloads/ 

i Fagiolini’s Sing The Score (+Extra).  Robert Hollingworth and his group have made ‘sing along’ videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsdmpGkkaBlCmyiEyHtUjBAEIjbb4bVXp and www.ifagiolini.com/singthescore

Peter Holman has an online concert at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qIJ232JWc.  

Play along (with) MIDI Files for Viola da Gambas & Recorders: https://tpgettys.weebly.com/ 

Or with the Chelys Consort (viols): http://www.chelysconsort.co.uk/consort-minus-one.html 

Cappella Nova Outreach in association with Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning: https://mycll.strath.ac.uk/MyCLL/Classes?cid=76&cname=Music+%26+Singing+in+collaboration+with+Cappella+Nova+Outreach 

Clare College choir video: https://www.clarecollegechoir.com/videos

Ex Cathedra have made recordings, e.g. sing-alongs for young children, see https://mailchi.mp/excathedra/may-2020-enews?e=994f568de2 

A Web page of on-line events is being maintained by SWEMF at https://www.swemf.org.uk/events/online-events/ ,

by EEMF at www.eemf.org.uk/lockdown_links.html

and by BMEMF at www.bmemf.org.uk/online-activities.html 

An Alison Kinder lecture-recital on the music of Tobias Hume is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=amqG1fSKXGs&app=desktop;

she has many other videos via

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMc0tcKenkLzpbAfyFpkng .

The Sixteen have online performances and talks at https://thesixteen.com/quarantine-with-the-sixteen/ and What’s On – The Sixteen (A Choral Odyssey sequence).

There are backing tracks for a variety of early music instrumental works at https://www.catonthekeysmusic.co.uk/ .  A few tracks are free.

David Hatcher has consort music minus one part – for you to fill in! – see 

The City Musick also have recordings minus one part – see https://www.tcmusick.com/cck-music-store – but you do have to pay.

Unlock your Singing with Jennie Cassidy at https://www.connectandteach.com/lesson/unlock-your-singing/

PlayScore 2, currently for IPhone/iPad only (www.playscore.co ) allows you to take a photo of your music and it will play it, or you can import a PDF to play. It allows you to play at any speed you like, and you can set the instruments and transpose.  It also exports MIDI if you want.

Some on-line lessons are being offered by

Alison Kinder, viols, www.alisonkinder.co.uk 

Oonagh Lee, historical oboes and recorders, www.oonaghlee.com 

Richard MacKenzie, lutes and guitars, http://magnatune.com/artists/richard_mackenzie/ 

Regular Events

The Telling Wednesday evenings, Fridays 11am Medieval singing workshops. https://www.thetelling.co.uk/concert-diary 

David Allinson Lunchtime Live, Fridays at 1pm: http://davidallinson.com/diary/ 

Online Early Music Forum, three times per week; make harmony over the Web via Jamulus: oemf@josquin.com 

Wednesdays 1pm.  Ensemble Hesperi.  Lunchtime baroque concerts.   www.ensemblehesperi.com 

Fridays 1pm.  Eboracum Baroque spotlight concerts on YouTube and Facebook (available afterwards).  http://eboracumbaroque.co.uk/#events 

Trouvère Medieval Minstrels.  Wednesday evenings 7pm on their Facebook page

SingTheScore Friday at 6pm but available afterwards https://www.ifagiolini.com 

Fridays 29 Jan to 5 March, 7pm.  6 Platinum Consort workshops, also available on demand afterwards.  Bach: Jesu meine Freude at A=415. https://www.platinumconsort.com/jmf.html 

https://www.thetelling.co.uk/in-retreat  (available afterwards)

Live From London Spring series of concerts including Emma Kirkby, Voces8, the Academy of Ancient Music and more to the last concert by I Fagiolini on 22nd April. Individual tickets £12.50, Season tickets £80. Details and tickets at 13th February Workshop/Concert Sign-up (google.com).

The Gesualdo Six are streaming a series of recitals for Lent, from Wednesday 17th February featuring motets, hymns and plainchant recorded in historic churches around London. Details and tickets at g6 (tidze.com) .  £20 for full series, £10 for mini series.

Sing Vivaldi Gloria with Matt Finch of Run By Singers. Rehearsals (some sectional) begin on 9th March after which you are invited to record your part for the concert on 24th April. Sign up at Vivaldi in Virtual Venice – Run By Singers Online for £29.95.

 Sinking under a Sink-A-Pace?

In this presentation Elizabeth shares ideas she has been having over the years on John Dowland’s appreciation of dance, his use of it in his vocal and instrumental works and how our understanding of his skill can inform our performance. We hope it will be of interest both to singers and to instrumentalists. Anyone who possesses copies of the First and Second Books of Songs and the Lachrimae may like to have them handy but Elizabeth plans to display some of scores she will be talking about as well as playing recorded examples.k

Follow the link below for the full details and booking information.

Reading Between the Lines

There is an illustrated talk by John Bryan on  “Reading between the lines”: how contemporary written descriptions can help transform early musical notation into sound.  John will be looking particularly at four pieces for which we have some contemporary form of verbal description, by Francesco Corteccia, Edward Johnson, Giaches de Wert and Thomas Tallis. Tuesday the 9th February at 7.30 pm.

For these straightened times.

Tallis Spem in Alium sung by Stile Antico  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfnEbwcLq0E&feature=youtu.be

Recorder consort music downloads https://www.helenhooker.co.uk/downloads

Backing tracks for recorder players https://www.srp.org.uk/david-moses-downloads/

i Fagiolini’s Sing The Score (+Extra).  Robert Hollingworth and his group have made ‘sing along’ videos:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsdmpGkkaBlCmyiEyHtUjBAEIjbb4bVXp and www.ifagiolini.com/singthescore

Peter Holman has an online concert at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qIJ232JWc.  

Play along (with) MIDI Files for Viola da Gambas & Recorders: https://tpgettys.weebly.com/

Or with the Chelys Consort (viols): http://www.chelysconsort.co.uk/consort-minus-one.html

Cappella Nova Outreach in association with Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning:https://mycll.strath.ac.uk/MyCLL/Classes?cid=76&cname=Music+%26+Singing+in+collaboration+with+Cappella+Nova+Outreach

Clare College choir video: https://www.clarecollegechoir.com/videos

Ex Cathedra have made recordings, e.g. sing-alongs for young children, see https://mailchi.mp/excathedra/may-2020-enews?e=994f568de2

A Web page of on-line events is being maintained by SWEMF at https://www.swemf.org.uk/events/online-events/ ,

by EEMF at www.eemf.org.uk/lockdown_links.html

and by BMEMF at www.bmemf.org.uk/online-activities.html

An Alison Kinder lecture-recital on the music of Tobias Hume is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=amqG1fSKXGs&app=desktop;

she has many other videos via

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMc0tcKenkLzpbAfyFpkng .

The Sixteen have online performances and talks at https://thesixteen.com/quarantine-with-the-sixteen/ and What’s On – The Sixteen (A Choral Odyssey sequence).

There are backing tracks for a variety of early music instrumental works at https://www.catonthekeysmusic.co.uk/ .  A few tracks are free.

David Hatcher has consort music minus one part – for you to fill in! – see 

The City Musick also have recordings minus one part – see https://www.tcmusick.com/cck-music-store – but you do have to pay.

Unlock your Singing with Jennie Cassidy at https://www.connectandteach.com/lesson/unlock-your-singing/

PlayScore 2, currently for IPhone/iPad only (www.playscore.co ) allows you to take a photo of your music and it will play it, or you can import a PDF to play. It allows you to play at any speed you like, and you can set the instruments and transpose.  It also exports MIDI if you want.

Some on-line lessons are being offered by

Alison Kinder, viols, www.alisonkinder.co.uk

Oonagh Lee, historical oboes and recorders, www.oonaghlee.com

Richard MacKenzie, lutes and guitars, http://magnatune.com/artists/richard_mackenzie/

Regular Events

The Telling Wednesday evenings, Fridays 11am: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/concert-diary

David Allinson Lunchtime Live, Fridays at 1pm: http://davidallinson.com/diary/

Online Early Music Forum, three times per week; make harmony over the Web via Jamulus: oemf@josquin.com

Wednesdays 1pm.  Ensemble Hesperi.  Lunchtime baroque concerts.   www.ensemblehesperi.com

Trouvere Medieval Minstrels.  Wednesday evenings 7pm on their Facebook page

SingTheScore Friday at 6pm but available afterwards https://www.ifagiolini.com

Fridays 29 Jan to 5 March, 7pm.  6 Platinum Consort workshops, also available on demand afterwards.  Bach: Jesu meine Freude at A=415. https://www.platinumconsort.com/jmf.html

What to do in lockdown.

Tallis Spem in Alium sung by Stile Antico  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfnEbwcLq0E&feature=youtu.be

Recorder consort music downloads https://www.helenhooker.co.uk/downloads

Backing tracks for recorder players https://www.srp.org.uk/david-moses-downloads/

i Fagiolini’s Sing The Score (+Extra).  Robert Hollingworth and his group have made ‘sing along’ videos:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsdmpGkkaBlCmyiEyHtUjBAEIjbb4bVXp and www.ifagiolini.com/singthescore

Peter Holman has an online concert at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-qIJ232JWc.  

Play along (with) MIDI Files for Viola da Gambas & Recorders: https://tpgettys.weebly.com/

Or with the Chelys Consort (viols): http://www.chelysconsort.co.uk/consort-minus-one.html

Cappella Nova Outreach in association with Strathclyde University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning:https://mycll.strath.ac.uk/MyCLL/Classes?cid=76&cname=Music+%26+Singing+in+collaboration+with+Cappella+Nova+Outreach

Clare College choir video: https://www.clarecollegechoir.com/videos

Ex Cathedra have made recordings, e.g. sing-alongs for young children, see https://mailchi.mp/excathedra/may-2020-enews?e=994f568de2

A Web page of on-line events is being maintained by SWEMF at https://www.swemf.org.uk/events/online-events/ ,

by EEMF at www.eemf.org.uk/lockdown_links.html

and by BMEMF at www.bmemf.org.uk/online-activities.html

An Alison Kinder lecture-recital on the music of Tobias Hume is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=amqG1fSKXGs&app=desktop;

she has many other videos via

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnMc0tcKenkLzpbAfyFpkng .

The Sixteen have online performances and talks at https://thesixteen.com/quarantine-with-the-sixteen/ and What’s On – The Sixteen (A Choral Odyssey sequence).

There are backing tracks for a variety of early music instrumental works at https://www.catonthekeysmusic.co.uk/ .  A few tracks are free.

David Hatcher has consort music minus one part – for you to fill in! – see 

The City Musick also have recordings minus one part – see https://www.tcmusick.com/cck-music-store – but you do have to pay.

Unlock your Singing with Jennie Cassidy at https://www.connectandteach.com/lesson/unlock-your-singing/

PlayScore 2, currently for IPhone/iPad only (www.playscore.co ) allows you to take a photo of your music and it will play it, or you can import a PDF to play. It allows you to play at any speed you like, and you can set the instruments and transpose.  It also exports MIDI if you want.

Some on-line lessons are being offered by

Alison Kinder, viols, www.alisonkinder.co.uk

Oonagh Lee, historical oboes and recorders, www.oonaghlee.com

Richard MacKenzie, lutes and guitars, http://magnatune.com/artists/richard_mackenzie/

Regular Events

The Telling Wednesday evenings, Fridays 11am: https://www.thetelling.co.uk/concert-diary

David Allinson Lunchtime Live, Fridays at 1pm: http://davidallinson.com/diary/

Online Early Music Forum, three times per week; make harmony over the Web via Jamulus: oemf@josquin.com

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News from The Sixteen

The Sixteen: A Choral Odyssey 6 part series presented by Simon Russell Beale, broadcast weekly from 18th November – 23rd December 2020. From the 18th November, The Sixteen will be presenting a six-part series of programmes: A Choral Odyssey. Presented by Simon Russell Beale and featuring 1,000 years of choral music performed in iconic, pertinent surroundings – from Byrd in Elizabeth I’s childhood home of Hatfield House, to Purcell in the reconstructed 17th Century Theatre of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – this promises a fantastic restoration of the acclaimed Sacred Music series broadcast by the BBC nearly a decade ago. Further details and how to watch can be found here: https://thesixteen.com/a-choral-odyssey

For the New Year!

Lets all hope that 2021 will see life slowly start to return to a new and rather easier normal than has been the case for 2020.

All of us at NWEMF wish you a peaceful Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year. Stay safe and here’s to making music together before too long.