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(DE) Ramée Label's latest realease: "Recorders greate and smale" by Mezzaluna

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2010

 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.


(US) The Children of Orpheus: How Composers Receive Ancient Texts (Call for papers) (Jan. 26, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 16, 2010
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
“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.


(BE) 19th-Century Brass Instrument Laboratory (April 16-18, 2010)

Contributed by Musica on Jan 11, 2010
Because of its technological developments, the 19th century can be called revolutionary for brass players, with innovations in instrument building taking on never-before-seen proportions.

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)

Contributed by Musica on Jan 11, 2010
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) is best known for his treatise Syntagma Musicum. Yet he was also an especially prolific composer. Praetorius’s repertoire deserves wider recognition, not only because of its polychoral writing and colourful instrumentation, but also for its expressive content.

(BE) International Gebrieli Workshop (March 12-14, 2010)

Contributed by Musica on Jan 11, 2010
The annual winds course (Gabrieli workshop) will this year be directed by Wim Becu, Adam Woolf and Judith Pacquier. They explore the so-called ‘polychoral style’ in 17-century Portugal. Works by Frei Manuel Cardoso, Antonio Carreira and Joao Lourenço Rebelo will be performed.

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