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Vol.7 No. 6
February, 2014
The next playing session will be Friday, February 21st, 2014 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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Phil Neuman

Gayle Neuman

Kim Pineda

Bryce Peltier

Musical Love Notes from Zoe Tokar 
 

  

    
By the time this newsletter gets to you, Valentine's Day will just be a sweet faded memory of chocolates and flowers.  Or perhaps you were one to rebel and wear black and watch horror movies.  In any case, I hope to see you at our playing session on Friday evening since I will have music for both types of recorder players!
 
Yep, your loyal PRS chairwoman will be conducting.  Er...or something similar.  We may resort to stomping of feet or hand clapping.  There will be group speaking of rhythms and text.  There will be a beautiful chorale by Schutz.  I may yell out measure numbers.  I may ask sections to play by themselves.  There will be TWO English madrigals about love for you syrupy types.  They do sound oh so sweet on recorders.  We will play in tune.  There is another piece by Will Ayton I'd like to do since we all enjoyed his arrangement of "To Drive the Cold Winter Away" in December.  This piece is two settings of ancient Jewish melodies, complete with his beautiful thick modern harmonies and a tune in the second movement that will become your new ear worm.  It has nothing to do with Valentine's Day.  Did I say I may stomp my feet or flap my arms?  Finally, I think Glen Shannon would approve of playing his piece, "Suspicion" to placate all the skeptical/jaded/surly types at this Valentine's session.  If you feel like you need parts ahead of time, I can send electronic copies.  Please email me at prs@portlandrecordersociety.org and tell me which size recorder you'd like to play.  It will be a fun ride! Do come and play along!
 
See you soon,
Zoe
Upcoming Playing Sessions
**Please note recent changes**
February 21st - Zoe Tokar conducts
March 14-17th - Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat
March 21st - Vicki Boeckman conducts
April 18th - Special Guest, Laura Kuhlman, ARS President!
May 16th - Member's Night



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.  

  
 
If you haven't already...
It's time to renew your PRS membership!
 

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

  professionals

~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
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Oregon Renaissance Band - Upcoming Concerts:

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014: ORB Sackbutts and Trombones "Trombones Galore" Music old and new performed on tenor, bass, and contrabass sackbutts, and voice, as well as soprano, tenor, bass, and contrabass modern trombones. Music by Senfl, Pierre de la Rue, Haydn, Berlin, Frackenpohl, and others. Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman. Music in Small Spaces series. Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 at 2:00pm: Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard OR 97223, phone 503-684-6537.


Sunday, March 2nd, 2014: Oregon Renaissance Band "Music from Beyond the Forest" An all new program of early Transylvanian music from Codex Caioni. Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, 2:30pm, Salem Public Library, Loucks Lecture Hall, 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301. Selections from a musical manuscript hidden in a wall of a Transylvanian monastery. 12 musicians will perform music on violin, viola da gamba, sackbutts, recorders, cornamusen, krummhorns, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, spinettino, tabor, and voices. Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, Polly Gibson, Kathryn Richer, Sharon Cheney, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman.

tentatively rescheduled for Friday, March 21st, 2014: ORB Sackbutts and Trombones "Trombones Before and After" Early music and 20th century music performed on tenor, bass, and contrabass sackbutts, and voice, as well as modern trombones. Music by Senfl, Pierre de la Rue, Haydn, Berlin, Nestico, Frackenpohl, and others. Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman. Bobbin' Robin concert series. Friday, March 21st, 2014, 7:00pm: 3706 Cedaroak Drive, West Linn OR. Stay tuned for date confirmation.

Friday, May 16th, 2014: Oregon Renaissance Band "Music from Beyond the Forest" An all new program of early Transylvanian music from Codex Caioni. Friday, May 16th, 7:15pm, Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland, OR. Selections from a musical manuscript hidden in a wall of a Transylvanian monastery. Part of the CMC Family Fridays Series. 12 musicians will perform music on violin, lute, sackbutts, recorders, cornamusen, krummhorns, bagpipes, racketts, tartold, spinettino, tabor, and voices. Musicians: David Bryan, Andy Harris, Daphne Clifton, Lori Fitch, Cindy Markham, Ben Fitch, Kathryn Richer, Hideki Yamaya, Sharon Cheney, Phil Neuman, and Gayle Neuman.

The Oregon Renaissance Band, celebrating its 23rd 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 just 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. Members include David Bryan, Sharon Cheney, Daphne Clifton, Ben Fitch, Lori Fitch, Polly Gibson, Andrew Harris, Cindy Markham, Gayle Neuman, Phil Neuman, Kathryn Richer, and Hideki Yamaya.  

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: newsletter@portlandrecordersociety.org
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Paid Gig Opportunity:  Beaverton International Festival is accepting applications and audition videos for it's celebration on July 26th, 2014.  A recorder consort might be just what they're looking for!  For more information, go to  http://www.beavertonoregon.gov/index.aspx?nid=986.
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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.

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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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