We'll work with music mainly from the medieval and renaissance periods, with a little Baroque thrown in for good measure. We will work on recorder techniques and musical expression within the contexts of compositions by these imaginative composers.
France and neighboring lands of Holland and Flanders called the Low Countries were a fruitful garden for music all through the medieval and renaissance periods. Most famous of the early composers, Josquin was a master of beautiful, expressive and inventive musical forms. Others include Mouton, Compare, de la Rue and many more. We’ll follow musical developments through time all the way up to French Baroque master Lully, finishing our musical journey with choice pieces from his opera-ballets.
Recorder players of all levels from intermediate through advanced will find plenty of pleasure, challenge and inspiration during this workshop.
The Friday session will be held from 3:30 to
8:30 p.m. at
Grace Presbyterian Church,
9301 N. Rodney Parham, 72227, phone 501-225-3274. The Saturday session will be held
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor meeting room of the Cox
Creative Center, 100 Rock Street, Main
Library (Central Arkansas Library System), Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.
Coffee, snacks, and lunch may be obtained in the Cox Center.
Other restaurants are also available for lunch near the Main Library and the
Clinton Presidential Center.
Recorder Workshop with Ms. Blaker
on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and March 6, 2010