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Vol.6 No. 9
May, 2013
  The next playing session will be Friday, May 17th, 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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  Please contact them directly for scheduling at the links below.

Vicki Boeckman

Phil Neuman

Gayle Neuman

Kim Pineda

Bryce Peltier


Member's Night and Celtic Jam      



Come celebrate the end of the PRS season by joining us for mini performances, Irish music, food, and fun!  We have 4 groups lined up to perform - I know I don't have to ask for an enthusiastic audience!  After that, we'll break out into a big circle to play Celtic music, led by the gracious Joan Harrington. Bring recorders, whistles, fiddles, guitars, bodhrans, accordions etc.  Music will be provided, but you'll have to share the notebook with a stand buddy.


We'll save time at the end for a little potluck - bring finger food of any sort - sweet or savory.  I'll bring beverages.


See you on Friday!

Upcoming Playing Sessions
May 17th - Member's Night and Celtic Jam
See you in September!          

The Portland Recorder Orchestra Rides Again!

Miss having PRS sessions during the summer?  Join this all-inclusive recorder ensemble for outdoor playing fun during all the Portland Sunday Parkways events.  These are super fun community events that take place in each of the Portland neighborhoods once a month.  Here's the website: 

And here's the dates this summer:
May 12 (East)
June 23 (NE)
July 28 (North)
August 25 (SE)
Sept 29 (SW)

To join up, please contact Ellen Mendoza for more information:

Web Link of the Month (send YOUR suggestions to newsletter@portlandrecordersociety.org

You asked for it!  The root vegetable orchestra from CGEMR is on YouTube!!  If you have no idea what this means, do click on these links and share with your friends!  Thanks to Phil Neuman, you are truly one of a kind!  We actually learned a lot about acoustics in this class!

The Making of a Sweet Potato Cornetto
The Making of a Sweet Potato Cornetto

Summertime On A Sweet Potato Cornetto
Summertime On A Sweet Potato Cornetto

PRS Membership: 
   YOU are what makes this happen!

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.


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 
Friday, May 17th at 7:15pm, 2013 at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland, Oregon.

Music of Early Transylvania, maw haw haw!

The Oregon Renaissance Band, celebrating its 21st 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.

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: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.


Older set of handmade renaissance recorders at 440 (soprano, alto, tenor).  Made by David Ohannesian from Seattle.  Renaissance fingerings (fingering chart included).  Very playable as a set; tenor is worth the price all on it's own.  All three for $500.  Includes hard case.  Contact David Solet at dsolet@nwlink.com


Moeck tenor shawm in hard case. Range to low G with two keys in front for low C and B flat and two thumb keys for A and G. Old enough that modern bassoon reeds fit it nicely. Two new Volker Kernbach reeds. Plays well. Priced to sell at $550. Contact Jeanne Lynch at jeannelynch@gmail.com.


Moeck Soprano Schalmei (2008) A440. Stained oil on maple. Two Volker Kernbach reeds. Good condition. Priced to sell at $400. Contact Jeanne Lynch at jeannelynch@gmail.com 


Older Moeck renaissance tenor recorder with fontanelle. C to C'. Baroque fingering. Original hard case. Good condition and plays well. Soft on bottom 2 notes. Asking $500. Contact Jeanne Lynch at jeannelynch@gmail.com 



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