The Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit organization with the motto “to stimulate and promote the Recorder's repertoire in every possible field”. The first solid step was taken by its founder, Walter van Hauwe, by creating the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM), a catalogue devoted to original recorder music written after 1900.
By the year 1988, Mr. van Hauwe had about 400 titles in his archive, while he estimated another 300 works still to be discovered.
Now, 25 years later, more than 5000 titles can be found in the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM), presumably 95% of the world-wide total.
(FR) 10th International Academy of Ancient Music (10ème Académie Internationale de Musique Ancienne) (Apr. 17-24, 2010)
Brillamment baroque 2010 FESTIVAL
Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome !
Ensemble De Organographia and the ORB Sackbutts will perform "Extreme Early Instruments" - The highest, lowest, softest, loudest and definitely the weirdest renaissance instruments including racketts (short double reed instruments where the bore curls over itself 9 times), several sizes of recorder (including bass and the 4 foot great bass), schreierpfeiffen ("screaming pipes" - loud capped double reed instruments designed for outdoor use), all sizes of sackbutts (forerunner of the trombone: alto, tenor, bass, and the 7 foot long contrabass), crumhorns (capped reed instruments shaped like the letter J), tartold (relative of the rackett shaped like a dragon concealing 8 feet of brass tubing), serpent (S-shaped leather covered forerunner of the tuba), curtal (one-piece forerunner of the bassoon: alto and bass), violin, viola, viola da gamba (6 string fretted bowed instrument), gemshorn (recorder-like instrument made from a cowhorn) and voice. Featuring the music of Isaac, Lassus, Canale, Susato, Playford, Scandello and others.
Hana Blazikova, soprano
Peter Kooij, bass
Mieneke van der Velden, direction and viola da gamba
(Cat.-No. RAM 0905)
The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) was the stage for bloody clashes, joined in the name of religion, attended by their cortege of atrocities, famines and epidemics, resulting not only in destruction, but also, above all, a deep demoralisation. What faith could reside in Man, when his spirit could only hope to find rest in the afterlife?
Academy Burg Fürsteneck in Germany offers a workshop “Resonances of Medieval Music” October, 29 to 31, 2010. This year, the subect is the “Cyprus codex”.
An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
This five-week institute will be directed by Claire Sponsler, Professor of English at the University of Iowa, and hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library. This institute offers a comparative study of ritual and ceremony across related cultures from 1300 to 1700. It builds on anthropological theories of the ubiquitous role of ritual and ceremony and the impact of that work in performance studies. Testing assumptions about influence and exchange among national traditions and local contexts, it seeks a new understanding of the processes and effects of cultural hybridity and assimilation.
On Saturday 20th March, in Ramsgate, Kent (England), there will be a day of hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe workshops, with a concert in the evening. Workshops during the day on gurdy maintenance and playing, bagpipe playing and Middle Eastern percussion will be run by Claire Dugue, Sean Jones, Steve Tyler, Tim Garside and Katy Marchant.
Presents“Tune in to the Recorder VI”
A Recorder Workshop for Low-Intermediate to Advanced PlayersVocal and Instrumental Music from Iberia and Latin America, including Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Guatemala.
Come join us to hear, play, and enjoy the recorder!
When: Saturday afternoon, March 13, 2010, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Where: Orangewood Presbyterian Church, Page Hall, 7321 N. 10th St., Phoenix
(US) Bach's Organ World -- Tour of Bach’s Organ World to Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and more, (July 19-30, 2010)
Join Concept Tours and world-renowned Bach organ scholars Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner on a tour of Bach's Organ World in Germany during summer 2010. You'll also see the magnificent attractions of the "new" East Germany.
Join in the fun at the 2010 edition of Lute Society of America’s Summer Seminar! This year, the seminar will explore the lute in Italy from the 15th through 18th centuries. (Okay, there will be lots of other lute music too!) The event will feature a distinguished faculty of lute performers, musicological specialists, and vocal coaches.
Date is: 12 to 14 March 2010 at academy BURG FÜRSTENECK in the centre of Germany, starting at 6:30 PM and ending at 1:00 PM.
We would like to call you attention to our workshops of the “10th Stage for Early Music and Historical Dance at Castle BURG FÜRSTENECK” with teacher of the international well known “Ensemble Oni Wytars” and their friends. There is a workshop for French baroque music for hurdy gurdy included, directed by Riccardo Delfino.
Fancies, chansons and dances by different authors, intabulated for Ren. Lute in Italian tablature. 31 folii / Italian tablature / Renaissance tuning . ..
“Author: Lumley, Benjamin
From 1842 to 1853 and again from 1856 to 1858, Benjamin Lumley (1811-1875) was manager of Her Majesty's Theatre in London, the great nineteenth-century English home of romantic ballet and Italian opera.
The collection of 3,421 items was donated in 1969 by New York rare book dealer Hans P. Kraus. The collection consists primarily of texts of Italian operas but also includes Italian cantatas, serenatas, oratorios, dialogues and Passions.
(DE) Tree Edition newly published: "PIERRE ATTAINGNANT: 12 Duets for Renaissance Lutes" edited by Anton Hoeger
12 chanson intavolations for 2 equally tuned Renaissance lutes from: Vingt et cinq chansons musicales..., 1530
Music for the English Court Recorder Consort played by Mezzaluna (Renaissance recorders).
Although the recorder is probably known primarily as a baroque instrument amongst the general public, it is rather the 16th century, which should actually be considered the golden age of its history. At that time, single recorders were certainly used in mixed ensembles of instruments, but from numerous sources there is clear evidence, that it was especially the homogeneous recorder consort, or "a whoall noyse of recorders", as some English sources would call it, which enjoyed an unprecedented popularity with both amateurs and professionals. The English Court however, constitutes a special case, since it is the only known establishment, where over a period of no less than ninety years, a group of specialized instrumentalists was officially enrolled as recorder players and members of a standing recorder consort: the Royal Recorders.
“The Children of Orpheus: How Composers Receive Ancient Texts”
Deadline: 26 JAN 2010!
The American Philological Association's Outreach Panel for the 2011 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, January 6-9, 2011, invites papers that discuss texts set to music from 1400 to the present that are based on, or influenced by, ancient Greek or Latin literature, and analyze how their creators engaged with these texts through direct setting, adaptation, translation, or alteration. Subjects might include, but are not limited to,song-cycles, operas, oratorios, cantatas, hymns, film scores, or popular music.
During this new laboratory, the instructors will acquaint (pre) professional musicians with particular playing techniques, instruments and the 19th-century repertoire including some lesser-known works. You’ll play the instruments coached by the following members of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées: Alain De Rudder, Luc Bergé, Wim Becu and Marc Girardot. A19th-century instrument can be borrowed for the duration of the lab.
Works by Jean François Victor Bellon, Antoine Simon, Félicien-César David, … will be performed.
(BE) International Masterclass Wim Becu, Director - Polyhymnia Caduceatrix & Panegyrica by Michael Praetorius (Nov. 1-7, 2010)
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