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January Meeting: Native American Flute Music for the Recorder

DATE: Sunday, January 16, 2011
TIME: 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd., Denver
CONDUCTORS: Erin and Dave Bell

Erin and Dave will bring (and play!) Native American flutes and give us recorder players a chance to play some hauntingly beautiful Native American tunes on our recorders. Another chance to broaden your musical horizons!

They will be presenting a variety of tunes from the following source books:
Native American Music for Recorder By Marie Constas and Robert Constas
Native American Music in Seven Volumes by D. Chazanoff
The Art of the Native American Flute by R. Carlos Nakai
The Native American Flute Book by Bob Edgar

More information about playing the Native American Flute can be found in the above books, as well as:
Introduction to the Native Flute by Odell Borg and High Spirits Flutes.

Our Leaders for This Meeting

Erin Bell has studied music since early childhood and holds a BA in Music from Colorado College. She has had a serious relationship with the recorder since about the age of 13. David Bell has a Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in composition from New England Conservatory. He leads the choir at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Denver, serves as Music Director for the Golden Concert Choir, and teaches music to K-3 students at the St. Elizabeth’s School in Denver. Both Bells are regular performers with the Raven Dancers, an intercultural group that celebrates traditional Native American Powwow dancing, singing, and storytelling. Their love for Native American flute music grew from combining their interests in music and Native American culture.

President's Message

Bruce will be producing the Directory this month, and there are still a few people who have not registered for the 2010/2011 season. Dues are only $20, and that covers the season of which you are enjoying the midpoint. We had sixty-one registered members last year, and any less would be a vote of no confidence. Paul has put together a terrific series of Sunday afternoons for us, and he deserves our approval. There is a Transmittal Form appended to this Newsletter. Please fill it out and send it per the instructions, maybe now while you're thinking about it. Thanks. That way, you will be in the Directory. -- Dick Munz

Members in Good Standing

Louise Adler, Karen Anderson, Shirley Baker, Jann Benson, Rebecca Beshore, Roberta Blanc, Paul Brunson, Jon Casbon, Bill Conklin, Virginia Cortes, Lynda Coy, Charles Dana, Keith Emerson, Mike & Cathy Emptage, Barbara Fahey, Nancy Fey, Judy Fritz, Rosemary Glista, Elaine Granata, Barbara Grenoble, Pam Grotegrut, Janet Handmaker, Patrick Heid, Chris Hollingsworth, Eve Johnson, John M. LeVett, Nira Lipner, Bob McCarroll, Peggy McCreary, Lisa McInnis, Pat Midyet, Judy Miller, Paul Mimlitsch, Dick Munz, Bruce Nelson, Gail Nickless, Susan Osborn, Margaret A. Peterson, Connie Primus, Justine Romero, Miriam Rosenblum, Virginia T. Schlieker, Mary Scott, Pat Selby, Mary Sloan, Victoria Taylor, Rosi Terada, Gerrie Vendegna, Trudy Wayne, Susan Wilcox, Madeline Zanetti. If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact Dick Munz.

Recorder Newbies

The January Newbies session will be led by Elaine Granata. The Newbie session gives newer players an opportunity to play small ensemble music in a safe setting. If you know some fingerings and can read a little music, this session is for you. The Newbies meeting is free of charge and open to the public. Drop-ins welcome.
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time: 12:45 ‘til 1:45 pm
Place: Unity Church, 3021 S. University, Denver CO, 2nd floor. Enter south door.

2011 Recorder Faire is March 6th

We will be celebrating Play the Recorder Month on Sunday, March 6th. Save the date and start getting your group ready to play. No venue has been firmed up yet, but we'll keep you posted. Let Elaine Granata know if you'd like to reserve a spot for your ensemble or solo piece, elainegranata@msn.com. -- Elaine

Group Corner

News of the activities and postings from area musical groups having recorder players. Check the chapter website for a listing of all groups that we know of, including contact information.
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The December Chapter Meeting was an experiment organized by Program Director Paul Brunson. He invited a variety of playing groups, who took turns leading us in playing their selections from the stage at Grenoble Studios. There were young and old(er) performers leading old and new arrangements of music spanning centuries. None of those present fell asleep! (except for the dogs.)
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Farnaby's Wives (Pat, Katherine & Justine) and two of the finest from Wayward Clefs (Paul & Jennifer) will play English and Celtic music for Rebecca Beshore's annual Epiphany Celebration (Twelfth Night) Boar's Head Feast, on Jan. 8, 2011. -- Justine Romero
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Both Fipple Jive sessions participated in the December Playfest. Steve Caminer arranged "Chestnuts Roasting . . ." for four recorders, and Mary Scott dug out a Nancy Carr arrangement of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town". Playing from printed parts was a fun change over playing from stressed brain cells.
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StopTime stepped out of character in December. We accepted an invitation from the Denver Art Museum to participate in a "Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe". We played some sixteenth century Mexican numbers and accompanied the "Aplausos de Colorado Children's Chorale" in a few of their numbers. The choir consisted of sixty bi-lingual kids who were closely observed by a couple hundred proud parents. After the requisite pieces in period, they really got going on "Rockin' Rollin' Reindeer", complete with choreography. Truth to tell, we struggled a little with the period music and will be happy to get back to our thing
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Marylebone Garden Players continues its weekly meetings. Recently the Saturday Group got into five and six part music and double choirs. The Monday group has fewer players so we have been working on four part music and trio sonatas. The goal is to play virtually all the music over a three hundred year period. We have been at this project for three years and already we have covered a substantial amount of the music. Give me a call if you are interested in playing with us. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837. We also have delicious homemade cookies at each meeting.
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Rocky IX Workshop Announced for May, 2011

The next "Rocky" workshop in Estes Park will feature Glen Shannon, Mark Davenport and Anne Peterson. We have reserved rooms in the new Long's Peak Lodge for the weekend of May 20 - 22, 2011. Mark your calendar, and stay tuned for details!

Get a Gamba!

Interested in learning more about the Viola da Gamba? A limited number of student quality viols are available for rental at a reasonable monthly rate. Please call Bill Conklin at 303-455-0837 for more information.

TIME TO RENEW!--Printable form can be found here

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Denver, CO 80229

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