DATE: Sunday, March 17, 2013
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd.,
CONDUCTOR: Dick Munz and Janet Handmaker
Our leaders for this month’s meeting
are two of the Denver Chapter’s most persuasive ambassadors
for recorder music. Both Janet Handmaker and Dick Munz are
past presidents of the Chapter, and both are key members
of the popular and busy group Stop Time. Their topic, “Music
á la Mode,” will draw both on Stop Time’s
jazz repertory and on the early music that we recorder players
usually like to cultivate. Modes are important to all kinds
of music -- new and old, classical and popular and traditional,
familiar and exotic. Expect some surprises.
Here’s their description of the program:
Ever wondered what people mean when they say, “That
music sounds modal.” You will learn the basics of
major scale modes and play ordinary and/or exotic examples
of each. Selections will span various eras and genres. You
may be surprised to learn that two pieces of music, which
on the surface seem quite different, actually share the
Our Leader for the Meeting
Janet Handmaker is a certified ARS teacher
who has taught recorder both privately and in consorts for
many years. She has organized and participated in many recitals,
performances and recorder workshops. She is past-president
of the Denver Chapter ARS and currently serves as member-at-large
in charge of new membership development. In 2009, Janet
was a presenter at the Colorado State Music Teachers’
Association teaching over 25 music teachers the basics of
recorder playing. Janet teaches privately out of her home
and performs with StopTime, an early instrument jazz band.
She studied music at both Colorado Women’s College
and Metropolitan State.
Dick Munz will assist Janet in her presentation. Dick, an
ex-clarinetist and current recorder player, is a life-long
jazz aficionado. He founded StopTime, an early instrument
jazz band in 2008. Dick also founded fipple-Jive, a study
group that delves into the art of jazz improvisation. He
is past-president of the Denver chapter and served as co-chair
person for Rocky IX and currently as co-chairperson for
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 (Feb), Nancy Fey (Dec),
Judy Fritz (Oct), Joice Gibson (Oct), RoseMary Glista (Sep),
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 (Feb), Dick Munz
(Sep), Lori Murphy (Nov), 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), Karl Reque (April), Justine
Romero (Nov), 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).
If your name does not appear on this list following the
month you mail your check, please contact RoseMary Glista.
Dues for the Denver Chapter are due annually based on when
dues were last paid. We have included the month your membership
dues are due above. Dues are for the 12 month period starting
with the month dues are paid. You may join the Denver Chapter
and National ARS at the same time with one check. Please
complete the Dues Form under “Join” on the website.
February Newbie Report
Former Denver chapter president Keith Emerson
hosted the Newbies in February. He led them in early music
from a book that he had purchased in England, A Book of
Early Music by John Horton. Because of the variety of voices
available, the Newbies were able to play a quartet “Four
Dances and a Fancy,” by William Byrd. All had a good
time, despite having to play a little below tempo.
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 know some fingerings and have
at least minimal skill at reading music. All voices of recorder
are welcome. A chapter member 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 at email@example.com or call 303-221-6066
The Newbie group is an opportunity for players
who are new to the recorder or new to the Denver Chapter.
We play small ensemble music in a safe, relaxed setting.
The session is free and open to the public. Drop-ins are
welcome. Volunteer members of the Chapter take turns directing
the playing sessions.
If you can read a little music and know a few recorder fingerings,
this is for you. Bring your instrument(s) and a music stand.
Attendees will have the option of staying for the monthly
meeting, which follows at 2:00 - 4:30 at the same location
The Newbie host for March will be Joe Wilcox. Joe is a retired
computer programmer who, in addition to enjoying recorders,
is an enthusiastic player of string quartets. He is Program
Director for the Denver Chapter, and he occasionally composes
or arranges music for recorder ensembles.
In March, the Newbies will sample some charming song and
dance pieces by Michael Praetotius and Melchior Franck,
two composers who were active in the period of transition
from the Renaissance to the Baroque musical eras.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
12:45 to 1:45 pm,
4th and 5th Grade Classroom, second floor
3021 S. University Blvd, Denver
Enter South door.
Four Winds Ensemble (Colorado Springs). In
February we had 2 good gigs: an invitation to perform early
music at a local church, and a performance at a local elementary
school. For the church service we performed L'Homme Arme'
and Kyrie I & II from a L'Homme Arme' mass by Pierre
de la Rue, Magnficat a octavi toni by Giovanni Anerio, and
Miserere Mei, Domine by Orlando de Lassus. For our outreach
performance for 3rd through 5th graders at Imagine Indigo
Ranch school. Music selections included Bransles by Claude
Gervais, the Star Wars theme (intro to the different recorder
sizes), Frere Jacques (words changed to "Ravioli; hamburgers,
pepperoni pizza, and chocolate cake"!); Il est bel
et bon by Pierre Passereau; Pachelbel Canon excerpts; Peanut
Butter fugue by Glen Shannon, Rondeau by Jean Mouret (Masterpiece
Theater theme), and 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepson.
The program was interactive, and thoroughly enjoyed!
StopTime's traditional winter performance has turned into
a spring performance this year in a different venue. On
Thursday, May 9 we will be at Lincoln's Road House, 1201
S. Pearl Street (actually facing on Buchtel Blvd.). Please
put the date on your calendar. We would love to have you.
We've been working on new songs (from lead sheets, yet!)
that we think you will enjoy, mixed in with some of our
old favorites. There will be more complete information in
next month's Newsletter. Dick Munz or Janet Handmaker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Recorder Faire is on March 3rd at the Tattered
Cover from 2:00-4:30. There are still a couple of 15 minute
slots left for any groups that want to play. As in the past,
the Renaissance Band will open the Faire. Any and all are
welcome and encouraged to play in the Band. Music will be
at the Feb meeting and rehearsal is Saturday, March 2nd
in the afternoon. Contact Elaine Granata for information
at (303) 321-2735, email@example.com.
Flash Mob - The National office has designated
March 16 as Play the Recorder Day. Elaine Granata is organizing
a flash mob as our celebration of the day. It will be held
at a mall, probably Cherry Creek, in the afternoon and we
will play Pastime with good company. We need at least 20
people to make this mob work. Please put this on your calendar.
Elaine will have more details about how it will work as
we get closer to the date. We will also discuss it at Band
rehearsal on March 2nd. The time commitment is about a half
hour. The St. Louis chapter has done a couple, so we won't
be the first to do one, but we may be the only on on Play
the Recorder Day. Contact Elaine for information, (303)
Now & Then's playing season has toned
down quite a bit since December.
We are adding the finishing touches on an assembly about
recorders to be presented soon for Glacier Peak Elementary
School 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades in Adams 12 school district.
Candice Stout is the music teacher. We have a lot of audience
participation, among other things, in store for these kids!
On March 3rd we are one of the groups playing at the Tattered
Cover. Our 15 minutes of fame comes at 2:30 p.m. Maybe we'll
see you there. We expect the "band" will be playing
ancient music, so we will be doing some more contemporary
pieces (like, I'm Just Wild About Harry!). March 21, will
bring a delightful fun to listen to program for the ladies
at Longs Peak United Methodist Church in Longmont.
Now & Then current members are Pam Grotegut, Rebecca
Beshore, Joyce Shambaugh and Ann Sprague, fine players all.
Pam Grotegut, Business Manager, Now & Then
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