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Vol.7 No. 5
January, 2014
The next playing session will be Friday, January 17th, 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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All our professional coaches are available for private lessons and ensemble coaching.

  Please contact them directly for scheduling at the links below.

Vicki Boeckman

Phil Neuman

Gayle Neuman

Kim Pineda

Bryce Peltier

Musical Notes from Vicki Boeckman 


Greetings all!
I hope your New Year is off to a splendid start.
I'm looking forward to sharing another evening of music making with you.  For our playing session I've picked a variety of joyous, upbeat works to ring in the New Year.

We'll start with Samuel Scheidt's lovely 5 part In Dulci Jubilo and compare it with Bach's 4 part chorale with the same title. Then we'll play Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck's 5 part "Gaudete Omnes" from his collection of Sacred Songs (Cantiones Sacrae) from 1619, a truly lovely work that I know you'll enjoy.

Sure to bring a smiles to your faces, we'll pick up the pace a little bit and move along to some swing...Milton Ager and Jack Yellen's "Ain't she Sweet?" originally from 1927 tastefully transcribed for recorders by Stan Davis. To cap off the evening there will be a jaunty "surprise" by Paul Leenhouts inspired by a very well known work. Stay tuned and see you all very soon.

All sizes of recorders from soprano to contra bass welcome!

If anyone would like parts ahead of time, please let me know (vickiboeckman@comcast.net).
Vicki B.
Vicki teaching at the Gorge Retreat
Upcoming Playing Sessions
January 17th - Vicki Boeckman conducts
February 21st - Zoe Tokar conducts
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


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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