Aeolus Recorder Konsort Presents a Recorder Workshop with Frances Blaker
on Friday, February 29, and Saturday, March 1, 2008


"Music from Senfl, Scheidt, and Bach in the German Renaissance and Baroque Periods"  

Recorder players with all different levels of experience are invited to participate and auditors are most welcome.  You may also bring your viols, renaissance flutes, and even krumhorns.  We will focus mainly on the recorder, but these and other instruments can be included in some of the sessions for an even greater sonority. 

The evening session will be held on Friday, February 29, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 9301 N. Rodney Parham, 72227, phone 501-225-3274.  Morning and afternoon sessions will be held on Saturday, March 1, 10:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Darragh Center auditorium, Main Library (Central Arkansas Library System), 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.   Coffee and light snacks will be provided, but lunch is on your own at restaurants near the Main Library and the Clinton Presidential Center. 

Schedule for the Workshop on Friday, February 29, 2008:


7:00 - 8:00

Warm-up – a slow (Senfl – Mich Wundert Sehr…), a medium (Strungk), a quick van Eyck -

Harte diefje, wareom zoo stil (people can practice it before the workshop) []


8:15 - 9:00

Now oh now/The Frog Galliard

Bach: Contrapunctus I


Schedule for the Workshop on Saturday, March 1, 2008:


10:00 – 11:00  Repertoire

Music by Senfl  (emphasis on breathing and phrasing for beautiful results)


11:15 - 12:30  Repertoire

J. Chr. Bach and Scheidt (emphasis on sure-fingered and zippy playing - articulation and finger skills - for stunning results)


12:30 – 2:00      Lunch


2:00- 2:30  Group master class - a pre-existing consort can have a mini-masterclass.  [This sort of session is good for the consort and good for the listeners who learn a lot and also get a brain break]


2:30 – 3:30       Repertoire

Music by J. S. Bach (emphasis on bringing it all together for sublime results)


3:45 – 4:30       Grand Finale

A Polychoral work in which participants my play recorder, play other early instruments or sing. Group will divide into two sections and play across the room to each other.



Recorder Workshop with Ms. Blaker on Friday and Saturday, February 29 and March 1, 2008 
Registration $50
Full-time students $25
(Would you please make checks payable to "Aeolus Recorder Konsort" .)

Private Lessons with Ms. Blaker (Time to be arranged with Ms. Blaker)
(Pay her directly [$50 per hour].  Group lesson rates available.) 

Yes, I will participate in the 2008 workshop with Ms. Blaker (for website, go to:





I would like to have a private lesson with Ms. Blaker: Yes or No.

SEND REGISTRATION (for more information, send an e-mail to: TO:  

    Shelley Wold,  38 Pine Manor Drive,  Little Rock, AR 72207

Dutch Treat Meals - Join Us If You Can!

Friday, February 29, 5:00 p.m.: U.S. Pizza (between KFC & Sonic), 9300 N. Rodney Parham Street, Little Rock
Saturday, March 1, 6:00 p.m., Bossa Nova Restaurant, 2701 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock.