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Publications of Petrucci

DATE: Sunday, October 21, 2012
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd., Denver
CONDUCTOR: Peter Schimpf

We are honored finally to have Peter Schimpf to lead our October meeting. He is an astonishingly versatile musician and a leading light in the early music community.
His presentation will focus on certainly the most important publisher in music history. About this program, Dr. Schimpf writes:

”Ottaviano Petrucci (1446-1539) was the first significant publisher of printed music in the Western world. His books are renowned for their elegance and clarity. Between 1501 and 1520 Petrucci issued dozens of collections, which represent the most significant and popular music of the time. His first book, Harmonice musices odhecaton A, is a mixed bag of secular chansons from three to five parts, which could be realized by voices or any variety of capable instrumental consorts. Succeeding publications including sacred compositions, masses by the great Josquin Desprez, lute music, and several books of frottole (strophic, secular songs often with a strong rhythmic emphasis). We will examine a variety of pieces from Petrucci's copious output, exploring chansons, masses, motets, and frottole. We will read from a variety of modern editions of Petrucci's books (including my own), and we might even try reading from the original notation.”

Our Leader for this Weekend

Peter Schimpf is an Assistant Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He teaches courses in music history, world music, and the history of Rock and Roll. In addition, Peter is the founder and director of the Metro State Early Music Ensemble. He earned a Ph.D. in musicology from Indiana University, and has a BM in performance from California State University of Sacramento where he studied guitar and lute with Dr. Richard Savino. He actively performs on the lute and theorbo, and he attempts to play every instrument he can get his hands on.

Rocky X

Colorado Recorder Enthusiasts

The Colorado Recorder Orchestra will be presenting their Fall concert series, "Shall We Dance" beginning tomorrow, Sunday, September 16th, 3:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs, 20 E St Vrain Street. In case you received an earlier version of the flyer, note the time change, from 4 p.m. to 3:30.

The orchestra will also be performing Saturday, September 29, 3:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Mackenzie Place, 4750 Pleasant Oak Drive in Ft Collins, and

Sunday, September 30, 4 p.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 7520 Boulder Rd, Boulder (close to Louisville).
The program will feature dance music from the Renaissance to the Modern Era. We hope you can join us!


The Denver Chapter SURVEY is due October 10th. Your input is invaluable. Inquiries should be referred to RoseMary Glista. rosemary7257gmail.com

Members in Good Standing

Louise Adler (Oct), Karen Anderson (Sep), Shirley Baker (Oct), Jann Benson (Nov), Rebecca Beshore (Oct), Bobbie Blanc (Jan), David Brock (Nov), Paul Brunson (Oct), Marlys Butler (Oct), Jon Casbon (Oct), Sally Collins (Feb), Bill Conklin (Oct), Virginia Cortes (Oct), Keith Emerson (Oct), Mike & Cathy Emptage (Sep), Barbara Fahey (Jan), Nancy Fey (Oct), Judy Fritz (Oct), RoseMary Glista (Sep), Elaine Granata (Jan), Pam Grotegut (Oct), Janet Handmaker (Oct), Pat Heid (Feb), Erin and Gavin Johnson (Oct), Dot & Dan Kaufman (Feb), John M. LeVett (Sep), Bob McCarroll (Dec), Lisa McInnis (Oct), Pat Midyet (Jan), Judy Miller (Dec), Paul Mimlitsch (Oct), Dick Munz (Sep), Bruce Nelson (Oct), Gail Nickless (Oct), Maryann O’Brien (April), Susan Osborn (Oct), Margaret A. Peterson (Sep), Ed Pinfield (Oct), Sally A. Pyle (Oct), Karl Reque (April), Justine Romero (Sep), Miriam Rosenblum (Jan), Virginia T. Schlieker (Oct), Mary Scott (Sep), Pat Selby (Sep), Joyce Shambaugh (Oct), Mary Sloan (Nov), Ann Sprague (Oct), Victoria Taylor (Nov), Rosi Terada (Oct), Gerrie Vendegna (Oct), Diane M. Wagner (Sep), Joe Wilcox (Sep), Susan Wilcox (Nov), Richard Wood (Nov), Madeline Zanetti (Oct), Marianne Zwahlen (Oct).

If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact RoseMary Glista. rosemaryg7257@gmail.com

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.

Newbies and All Denver Chapter Members

The Newbie host for October will be Jon Casbon a retired Air Force doctor and amateur musician who has been playing recorder for more than 40 years. He is an active member of the Denver Chapter and the Colorado Recorder Orchestra as well as small ensembles in Colorado Springs, where he lives. He is self-taught (in music, not medicine!) and enjoys exploring the versatility of the recorder from Early Music through jazz and pop. He has arranged several pieces for the Four Winds Ensemble in Colorado Springs.

Jon’s theme will be “Familiar Tunes from the British Isles.” He will draw music from two books, “God Bless the Prince of Wales…” and "Jacobean & Restoration Musicke for the Recorder." His selections are arranged for two, three and four recorders.

Sunday, October 21, 2012
12:45 to 1:45 pm,
4th and 5th Grade Classroom, second floor
Unity church
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. Drop-ins welcome.

Recorder for Sale

Moeck Denner Indian Boxwood alto recorder. Sells new for $1085. Asking $850. Seven years old in excellent condition and plays beautifully. Please contact Janet Handmaker at 303-221-6066 or recorderteacher@comcast.net. DTC area.

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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Marylebone Garden Players meets most Saturdays at 10:00 am. We play one hour of baroque music and one hour of renaissance music. Our Monday group is currently meeting two Mondays a month at 9 am. The Saturday group is currently full, however, we do have room in the Monday group if you are at least an intermediate player. Call me if you are interested. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837

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Our trio from Boulder/Longmont (James, John and Trudy) plus guest Joyce Shambaugh performed for the Green Show (outdoor on 'the green") before the performance of "Treasure Island" as part of the Shakespeare Festival at the Mary Rippon Theater, CU/Boulder. In addition to Renaissance dances, we entertained picnickers with James' arrangements of " early " American music such as "The Flying Trapeze" and "The Band Played On." Next, we will be putting together a program for Boulder's Frazier Meadows long term care residents in September. Trudy Wayne.
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Now & Then is preparing a feast of German music to be played at the Deutcher Tag (German Day) gathering on Saturday, October 6, 2012. The day is designated to celebrate what the German speaking countries have contributed to America since the first German immigrants came to settle in Pennsylvania on October 6, 1683.
The festivities will include German food, dance, and short concerts by Alphorn, West Wind Harmonica Band, Zither, Now & Then recorders/guitar/percussion, a youth choir and two string chamber groups from the Denver School of the Arts.
The grand opening is at 1 p.m. at Southgate Shopping Center in Centennial. Now & Then will perform in the Musik Tent at 3:15 p.m. We hope to see you there.
(Current Now & Then players for this venue are: Pam Grotegut, business manager, Joyce Shambaugh, Ann Sprague, Rebecca Beshore and Trudy Wayne.)

The advanced Fipple Jive group continues to meet on Tuesday evenings working on the skills and musical theory that is required to improvise on popular music. While this is really work, it is also rewarding and fun. If this is an interest of yours, you are invited to join us.

Four Winds Ensemble in Colorado Springs (Paula Olmstead, Mike Richard, Rock Goldberg, Jon Casbon (and sometimes Gretchen Goldberg!): played a mix of Baroque, Classical, and Pop-Rock at the Monument Art Walk August 13th. We have a gig at the Old Colorado City Art Walk on September 7th. Various members of the group perform frequently at the Margarita restaurant in Colorado Springs.

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Members of the Wood Dove ensemble from Colorado Springs will be performing for the October 28th meeting of the American Music Society (AMS) at Mackenzie Place. Wood Dove is lead by Jeannine Bramwell and has seven members, five of whom will perform for the AMS: Paula Olmstead, Gretchen Goldberg, Rock Goldberg, Mike Richard, and Jon Casbon.

Colorado Springs Recorder Happenings

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.: Caramillo Consort (quintet, with occasional guests)

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Wood Dove Consort (sextet or septet, with occasional guests)

Fridays, 9:00-10:00 a.m.: The Fermatas (sextet, + guests)

Fridays, 10:00-11:00: Newbies Duets and Trios

August 16: The Fermatas, provided background music for 1st Congregational Church Prayer Shawl Ministry

August 19: Wood Dove Consort played Boyce Symphony #1 for 1st Congregational Church Service, with five recorders and two guitars

September 11:Caramillo Consort at Village at Skyline

October 23: Caramillo Consort at Windsong Retirement Community


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