DATE: Sunday, February 17, 2013
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd.,
CONDUCTOR: Miriam Rosenblum
This month we are lucky to have Miriam Rosenblum
as our leader. As a teacher and practitioner of music in
a variety of folk and classical traditions, she is an important
and lively presence in Denver’s music scene. Her topic
for this meeting will seem sometimes serious and sometimes
frivolous. It will entertain, but it will also add breadth
and depth to our understanding of the subject of imitative
polyphony. Here’s how she describes her program:
"The musical genre of rounds and canons ranges from
simple familiar songs like "Row, row, row your boat"
to mind-blowingly complex compositions such as the canons
in J.S. Bach's "Musical Offering". In this month's
meeting we'll sample a whole range of rounds and canons
of various vintages from across the centuries. We'll learn
about canons that are backwards or upside down or both,
canons that can be read in a mirror or across a tabletop,
canons that were written as bawdy jokes, and canons that
were notated as puzzles for musicians to solve. Along the
way, we'll take a few detours to look at the mathematical
properties of canons and to experiment with novel ways of
playing rounds in groups. Come prepared to read lots of
music and to have fun!"
Our Leader for the Meeting
Miriam Rosenblum received a bachelors degree
in music from Yale University and a Masters of Music degree
from State University of New York at Stony Brook. She worked
as a freelance symphony oboist for several years before
branching out into Irish, folk and world music. She currently
plays clarinet with The Lost Tribe, a nouveau Klezmer band,
and recorder with the Baroque quartet Semplice. She teaches
recorder and Irish tinwhistle classes and private lessons
at her home studio in Denver.
Members in Good Standing
Karen Anderson (Sep), Rebecca Beshore (Oct),
Bobbie Blanc (Jan), Paul Brunson (Oct), Marlys Butler (Oct),
Jon Casbon (Oct), Sally Collins (Feb), Bill Conklin (Sep),
Virginia Cortes (Nov), Lynda Coy (Oct), Keith Emerson (Oct),
Michael Emptage (Oct), Barbara Fahey (Jan), Nancy Fey (Dec),
Judy Fritz (Oct), Joice Gibson (Oct), RoseMary Glista (Sep),
Elaine Granata (Jan), Pam Grotegut (Oct), Janet Handmaker
(Oct), Pat Heid (Oct), Dot & Dan Kaufman (Feb), John
M. LeVett (Sep), Bob McCarroll (Dec), Lisa, McInnis (Dec),
Pat Midyet (Jan), Judy Miller (Dec), Lori Murphy (Nov),
Dick Munz (Sep), Jennifer Myers (Oct), Bruce Nelson (Sep),
Gail Nickless (Nov), Maryann O’Brien (April), Susan
Osborn (Oct), Margaret A. Peterson (Oct), Ed Pinfield (Nov),
Sally A. Pyle (Oct), Justine Romero (Nov), Karl Reque (April),
Miriam Rosenblum (Jan), Virginia T. Schlieker (Oct), Mary
Scott (Sep), Pat Selby (Sep), Mary Sloan (Nov), Gerrie Vendegna
(Oct), Diane M. Wagner (Oct), Trudy Wayne (Oct), Joe Wilcox
(Sep), Marianne Zwahlen (Sep).
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January Newbies Report
January Newbies under the direction of Bruce
Nelson, played a crumhorn repertoire. The advantage of this
buzzy repertoire for the Newbies is that while crumhorn
music reflects the Renaissance period with its interesting
stylistic rhythms, Newbie recorder players do not need to
know as many challenging fingerings. They enjoyed the following
Dit le Burguygnon (anon),
El Grillo (Josquin),
Laet Varen alle Fantasie (Lupus Episcopius) and
L'Ultimo Di de Maggio (Festa).
The Newbie Group gives players new to the recorder or new
to the Denver Chapter an opportunity to play small ensemble
music in a safe setting. Session is free of charge and open
to the public. Drop-ins welcome. Newbies generally ember
volunteer will direct the playing session. Attendees will
have the option of observing the monthly meeting, which
follows at 2:00 – 4:30 at the same location. For more
information, contact Janet Handmaker.
The Newbie host for February 2013 will be
Keith Emerson. Keith began playing recorders in college
and has continued enjoying early music since that time.
A member of the Denver Chapter, Keith also plays recorder
with the ArtyFacts and the Regis University Collegium. The
Newbies will be continuing their exploration of some fun
pieces from the crumhorn repertoire, which uses only a small
range of notes but has interesting Renaissance rhythms.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
12:45 to 1:45 pm,
4th and 5th Grade Classroom, second floor
3021 S. University Blvd, Denver
Enter South door.
Do you know of anyone who might enjoy playing with the Newbies?
Please spread the word. There is no charge for the session.
For more information, contact Janet Handmaker at 303-221-6066.
Handmaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-221-6066.
We continue to work on our large collection of Renaissance
and Baroque Music. This might be the only place in town
where recorder players get a chance to play the major recorder
sonatas of the Baroque. We do have a sub list for the Saturday
group and we can use more players in the Monday group.
Bill Conklin 303-455-0837
Four Winds Ensemble (Colorado Springs). We
had a busy holiday season, with performances at the Air
Force Academy Clinic and Summit Glen Retirement Center.
We also played holiday favorites for Sunday morning brunch
at the Margarita restaurant. In January we launched a new
educational outreach at Monroe Elementary School. We played
for 3 45-minute assemblies with an interactive program teaching
kids about recorder voices, imitation (rounds & fugues),
melody and mood. The kids got to join in with hand percussion,
marching in place, and melody mapping. Our music selections
included the Star Wars Theme, Frere Jacque (to the words
'Ravioli...'), Il est bel et bon, Glen Shannon's Peanut
Butter Fugue, a Vivaldi concerto, Leroy Anderson's Sleigh
Ride, and the pop hit 'Call Me Maybe.' The kids loved it,
and we had a great time. We hope to continue this outreach
at other local schools. Contact Jon Casbon email@example.com
for more information.
StopTime is busy these days putting together a program for
its annual concert at the "Merc". The retirement
of Ed Pinfield from StopTime has saddened us and left us
struggling to cover all the parts with one less recorder
player. We don't have a date yet for the Merc. concert,
but will let you know soon. We thrive on your attendance
After a very full and fun performance schedule in December,
Now & Then performed at The 12th Night Italian Celebration
organized by Rebecca Beshore and friends on January 5, 2013.
We provided the music for a delightful Madrigal Dinner at
Centaurus High School under the expert direction of Scott
Wickham January 18 and 19th. Our future gigs include an
assembly at Glacier Peak Elementary in Adams 12 Schools
February 19th and a March 21st lunch performance at Long
Peak United Methodist in Longmont. Current members include
Pam Grotegut, Joyce Shambough, Ann Sprague and Rebecca Beshore.
Viva la Musica! Pam Grotegut, Business Manager, Now &
Hello from Bonaire. Yes I am finally warm
at least for a little while. See you in February!
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