Woodhouse Recorder Week is a unique international summer school for young recorder players, which for the first time this year will be held in the magnificent surroundings of Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex, UK.
(US) Early Music America (EMA) Third National Early Music Conference and Exhibition (June 10-12, 2010)
500 Years of Vespers
Early Music America will hold its third national early music conference and exhibition June 10-12, 2010 in Berkeley, CA. With the theme "500 Years of Vespers," the conference will feature a variety of participatory workshop sessions, in addition to lectures and panels of early music artists. Featured speakers will include Clifford Bartlett from England (editor of the most widely used edition of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610), Bill Mahrt and Herb Myers (Stanford), Alejandro Planchart (UCSB), Rebecca Baltzer (University of Texas), Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken (Piffaro). Susan Hellauer (Anonymous 4) will lead a Chant Camp, and other workshop sessions will be led by Sarah Mead (Brandeis), Bill Mahrt, and many others.
(US) The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) -- Call for Paper (Deadline March 15, 2010)
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) is currently accepting award nominations for work presented or published in 2009. Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2010.
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)
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