Our latest meeting was at Edingley on 14th July. Again, this was socially distanced. With several regulars on holiday, the six of us present delighted in playing as a consort, one person per part for most pieces. Listening to others playing their parts rather than to others playing the same part as yourself is so important, and a skill that is harder to learn in an orchestra of 20 players. We recorded a couple of pieces so Rik could practice adding sound to this web page (come back in a day or two and he may have achieved this!) At the break, we discussed some ideas for future music - rounds (cue an impromptu "Frere Jacques") and from that a wish for Pachelbel's Canon, for which Jonathan has a possible usable arrangement. Ed brought along two Renaissance lute pieces, "The Fairie-round" by Antony Holborne (c1545-1602) and Francis Cutting's take on "Greensleeves", both of which Rik will arrange for our future consideration. Francis was, like Holborne, an English lutenist (1550-1603), and arranging their lute music for recorder consort will be an interesting challenge.
Interesting fact for the day - How many of us knew that Ed made himself a lute from scratch & is learning to play it? NOTICE for the week - Watch out for news of the U3A Open Day on 15th August - it looks as if it will be good fun. Visit the Home Page for more information.
Most of the group from last time met again, and the newrepertoire is already starting to sound better!
Ten of us braved Covid, agreed some heavy Covid precautions and restrictions and enjoyed a first run through our new repertoire list. With no refreshments possible, this was a shorter session but it was lovely to be together again. Ed briefed us on the subs payable for this quarter, and Ian outlined plans for the coming few sessions.
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