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Vol.7 No. 4
December, 2013
The next playing session will be Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 7:30pm.     
Come join us!
Be ready to play at 7:30pm in the Community Room of the Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland, OR.  Bring music stands and stand lights if you have them.  For more information, go to our

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Gayle Neuman

Kim Pineda

Bryce Peltier

Happy Holidays from the Portland Recorder Orchestra!
playing at the PDX Airport 2013


Upcoming Playing Sessions
December 20th - Bryce Peltier conducts
January 17th - Vicki Boeckman conducts
February 21st - TBA!
March 14-17th - Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat
March 21st - Special guest, Laura Kuhlman, ARS President!

Winds and Waves Recorder Workshop, an Oregon Tradition! 


Sponsored by the Oregon Coast Recorder Society and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology

At Sitka Center on Cascade Head, Lincoln City, Oregon
April 26, 27, and 28, 2014
Workshop tuition of $250 includes a faculty concert on Friday evening, April 25 

Registration opens January 13, 2014 and is through
Sitka Center, www.sitkacenter.org

Come work on a wide variety of recorder music from the past and present under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty. Winds and Waves offers graded technique and repertoire classes, plus general "grand consort" sessions-all in a spruce-hemlock forest perched above the Salmon River estuary. Take a break for three days and open yourself up to inspiration from the setting, the teaching, and the music.

Faculty will include Frances Blaker, Letitia Berlin, Cl´┐Ża Galhano, and Sitka Center's Recorder Resident David Castelo, all of whom perform, record, teach, and conduct workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Blaker, who also composes for recorder and other instruments, and Berlin are based in the San Francisco Bay area and form the duo Tibia. Galhano, originally from Brazil, lives and teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is on the faculty of Macalester College and other Twin Cities institutions. Castelo is one of the leading exponents of early music in Brazil and lectures at many music institutions in his country.  

CGEMR Memorial Scholarships 

Please spread the word!  We have two full scholarship positions available for deserving musicians to attend the 2014 Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat!  These lucky persons should be music educators or students who are enthusiastic about spreading the joy of making music.  Tuition and room and board will be covered (travel expenses are not).  Applications are due by February 1, 2014.  For more information, and to download the form click below:

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Membership dollars pay our conductors, the Community Room rental fee, and sheet music copying costs.  Please support our efforts to create a fun and educational non-profit organization!


Portland Recorder Society membership includes:


~monthly playing sessions (Sept-May) coached by


~Discount to Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat

~Monthly e-mail newsletters

~Networking opportunities with like-minded musicians


Yearly dues are $40, additional donations welcomed and are tax deductible.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and qualifying organization for Oregon Cultural Trust donations! 

This gives special tax advantages to Oregon tax payers.   It allows a person who makes a donation to PRS to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust (up to $1000) and get an equal tax credit on their Oregon state taxes.   This essentially makes the donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust free. For more information, go to to the OCF web site: www.culturaltrust.org.


If none of your contact information has changed, you do not need to fill out another membership form.


Click HERE for a link to our membership registration form, or pick one up at the next playing session.  Please make checks out to "Portland Recorder Society".  You may mail your check and form if you choose to our treasurer, Robin Teitzel 9385 NW Murlea Lane, Portland, OR 97229.


If you are not a member, drop-in fees are $10 per playing session; your very first visit is free to try us out!

Upcoming Events and Concerts
PRS members are welcome to submit recorder/early music related items for this column.  Deadline is 7 days prior to the next PRS playing session.  Submit events to:  newsletter@portlandrecordersociety.org


Oregon Renaissance Band
Christmas/New Years Concerts
"Tidings of Great Joy"


directed by Phil and Gayle Neuman.  
Three performances:  -  Friday, December 27th at 7:30pm, 2013 at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis in Portland.
-  Saturday, December 28th at 7:30pm, 2013 at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis in Portland.
-  Sunday, December 29th at 
3:00pm, 2013 at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, NE Glisan at 174th in Gresham.  


12 musicians will perform music of early Ireland, France, Norway, Germany, and Transylvania by Praetorius, Viadana, Goudimel, O'Carolan, Stadlmayr and others on period instruments including violin, viola da gamba, lute, sackbutts, recorders, cornamusen, krummhorns, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, spinettino, tabor, and voices.
Come hear the spooky tale of the Netherworldly Outdoor Concert, the story of a strange event that occurred in Norway on Dec. 24th, 1695.  The program also includes a Transylvanian Magnificat by Joannes Caioni.  Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, Polly Gibson, Kathryn Richer, Hideki Yamaya, Sharon Cheney, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman  
Tickets available at the door:
Admission: $15 general, $12 students, seniors/emgo members.
For more information call us at 503-631-2973, and check for updates or changes on the www.emgo.org Events page.

The Oregon Renaissance Band, celebrating its 22nd year, specializes in the performance of 16th and early 17th century repertoire on historical instruments.  They have appeared on NPR's Performance Today and performed at the Regensburg Early Music Festival in Germany.


Their new CD "Now make we joye," featuring Renaissance Christmas and other celebratory music has recently been released, and their earlier CD "Carnevale!," featuring Italian carnival songs and other festive pieces, is in its second pressing.  Many of the instruments played by members of ORB are built by the performers themselves after museum originals.


Musica Maestrale and The Ensemble perform Monteverdi!


26 Jan 2014, 14:00

First Presbyterian Church


We are thrilled to share the stage with The Ensemble, Portland's premier vocal ensemble, as we present madrigals and theatrical music of Claudio Monteverdi. The centerpiece of this concert is Monteverdi's Lagrime d'Amante al sepolcro dell'Amata (Tears of a lover at the tomb of the beloved). Commonly known as Sestina, Monteverdi wrote this madrigal upon the passing of Caterina Martinelli, a student of his, and he included it in his Sixth Book of Madrigals. In addition to other madrigals from Book Six, the concert features solos, duets and even a ballet from Monteverdi's secular œuvre.


Presented by the First Presbyterian Church as a part of their Celebration Works Concert Series.


First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205


$15 general; $10 students and seniors

Tickets online or at the door



Classified Ads
PRS members are welcome to submit recorder/early music related items for these ads.  Deadline is 7 days prior to the next PRS playing session.  Submit: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Very nice Moeck Hotteterre tenor recorder, boxwood, A=440.  Only a few years old and kept in beautiful condition by Jeanne Lynch.  $1000.  Please contact Susan Campbell at scamp@easystreet.net.


Sheet music for sale, never published before:  Baroque recorder music by Babell, Carissimi, Corelli (attrib.), Fede, Finch, Fiocco, Paisible, Rosier, Schickhardt, Steffani, Torri, and Vinci.  Edited and published by PRS member David Lasocki, recipient of the American Recorder Society's Distinguished Achievement Award.  Also books on recorder history.  Go to www.instantharmony.net.



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