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Glorious Glorias

DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2012 (PLEASE NOTE: This is the 4th Sunday. We usually meet on the 3rd Sundays.)
TIME: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd., Denver
CONDUCTOR: Anne Fjestad Peterson

IMPORTANT! Date change for September Meeting
Due to a scheduling conflict at Unity Church, our first meeting of the 2012-2013 season will be on the 4th Sunday, September 23d at the usual time - 2 p.m. at the Unity Church, 3021 S. University Blvd. All subsequent meetings will be on the 3rd Sunday, as usual. Please mark your calendars with the date change...we hope to see you there!

Anne Peterson led last year’s October meeting on Italian canzonas. It was a highlight of our year, and we’re honored to have her again for this season’s opener. About her program this year, she writes: A new publication titled “Glorious Glorias” which I reviewed for the ARS magazine gave me the idea for the program. That collection includes Gloria movements from masses by Palestrina, Hassler, Guerrero, and di Lasso. The music can be ordered from Magnamusic Distributors (http://www.magnamusic.com), P.O. Box 338, Sharon, CT 06069. We’ll also do the Gloria from John Taverner’s mass “The Western Wind,” which can be downloaded for free at free-scores.com, a three-voice example from William Byrd that I arranged, and for variety, two Kyries arranged by your own Joe Wilcox.

Our Leader for this Weekend

Anne Fjestad Peterson has been teaching private and class recorder in Boulder since 1974. She has a BA from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in music education and a MMus from CU in music history. She has performed with the Boulder Renaissance Consort since its founding in 1980 and with them has recorded two CDs. At Grace Lutheran Church in Boulder she sings in the choir, plays solo recorder and directs the recorder ensemble, and occasionally subs as organist and choir director.


The Board of the Denver Chapter would like your input. We put together a survey to gather input on how to spend some of the money we have, new programs, and communications. The survey is on the website and in included at the bottom of this newsletter. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. You may print it out and bring your completed survey to the September 23 meeting, or mail it in, or send it as an attachment via email. Please send in your input by October 10, 2012. Thank you for providing your input to improve the Denver Chapter and help us meet your needs.

Farewell Message from Departing Newsletter Editor

When I took over the Newsletter Editor job from Virginia Schlieker in 1993, it was produced with typewriter, scissors & glue. I put it on my Atari computer, then a Mac, then several PCs, using whatever software was available. Over those 20 years, the Chapter membership was stable, with a steady flow of new people balancing those we lost. Our recorders, music preferences and playing level stayed about the same (except for the addition of plywood contras!)

Dick Munz led the migration of our newsletter to the chapter web page, with Jennifer Myers working behind the scenes to make that happen. Dick also pioneered the use of email lists to get the word out -- much faster than a monthly newsletter could.

So in these times where change is the norm, I wish Pat the best in her new job -- may your trackball never waver and your hard drive never fail!

Bruce Nelson, happily retired Newsletter Editor.

Incoming Newsletter Editor’s Message

Thank you all for making me feel welcome into my new duties as your newsletter editor. Shucks! All I wanted to do was play recorder. Knowing that I will have Bruce there to answer all my “how do I do this” questions along with his great sense of humor is making this doable and fun. Finally I will improve my skills working with publisher! So bring it on - news, announcements, sale items etc., etc. So in the spirit of carrying on the standard into the future ...

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.

Denver Chapter ARS Program for the 2012-2013 Season

September 23, 2012 Anne Peterson Glorious Glorias
October 21, 2012 Peter Schimpf Publications of Petrucci
November 18, 2012 Michael Grace Imitative Polyphony
December 16, 2012 Members of Denver ARS Holiday Grab Bag
January 20, 2013 Karl Reque Contemporary Baroque Connections
February 17, 2013 Miriam Rosenblum Rounds & Canons
March 17, 2013 Janet Handmaker & Dick Munz Music á la Mode
April 21, 2013 Carla Sciaky Music from the Iberian Peninsula
May 17-19, 2013 Faculty TBA Rocky X Workshop

Newbies and All Denver Chapter Members

The Newbie hostess for September 2012 will be Ruth Neubauer. Ruth has been playing and performing early music since the 1970's. She is former director of ENCORE early music ensemble in Madison Wisconsin and was active for over 4 years with the Washington Recorder Society in DC. She looks forward to inspiring our Colorado "Newbies!" She is also a photographer (liminalspace.com) and a psychotherapist (neubauertherapy.com) in private practice in Denver. Ruth will lead the Newbies in Elizabethan Music for any and all combinations of SATB recorders.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
12:45 to 1:45 pm,
Fourth and Fifth Grade Classroom, second floor
Unity church
3021 S. University Blvd, Denver
Enter South door.

After a summer of no formal meetings, the Newbies are anxious to resume playing. 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 recorderteacher@comcast.net or call 303-221-6066.

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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Hi Everyone: 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 picnicers 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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StopTime had a few activities since the last Newsletter. In
April we provided the music for the Munz family birthday bash attended by family and friends at the Stockyards Saloon. We got to play a couple hours of our very favorite music. Our audience was too busy catching up with old friends to pay much attention to us, but we sure enjoyed it.

In July, we provided music for a formal wedding with two hundred guests held at the RedLine Gallery. We played our kind of music while people came in, and again as they left, but we supported the ceremony itself with four Renaissance pieces that particularly delighted the hosts.

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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.

Contact-dickmunz@gmail.com. Those of you who met Anna Schenfisch at the May workshop will be interested in knowing that she sat in with us one Tuesday in August and sight read everything we put in front of her. She is a high school senior in Casper WY with limited playing opportunities there. She is obviously very talented. Both the Denver Chapter and the FT. Collins Chapter have invited her to join with them whenever she can make the trip.

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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RoseMary Glista
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Littleton, CO 80126

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