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Vol.7 No. 3
November, 2013
The next playing session will be Friday, November 15th, 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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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

November Notes from Vicki Boeckman
Hello dear Portlanders!


I can hardly believe it is November already!  The colors were splendid up here in Seattle as I'm sure they were in Portland.  As autumn takes a serious hold with shorter, darker, wetter days we have more opportunities to shift our focus to indoor activities, which means more time to gather round the fire, or heater, or community meeting room at the local Kennedy School to jam with fellow music making buddies! 


For our November session I've chosen a variety of music and styles that will range from the early baroque to our century. We'll start with a heartfelt Yiddish lament called Oy Dortn arranged with some additional variations added by Matthias Maute, then move on to a cool arrangement of a late renaissance/early baroque piece called "La Fugazza" by Giovanni Legrenzi. Keeping with the fugal form we will HAVE to play some Bach, because he was - simply put - master of the fugue.  We'll do a short, luscious Prelude and Fugue that uses all sizes of bass recorders, and end with a stunning 4 part Canzona (BWV588) originally for organ, which has some nice rhythmical challenges but is so very rewarding to play with many people on a part.  An evening of many moods and colors - in perfect harmony with autumn in the Pacific Northwest.


Recorder sizes from Soprano to Contra will be needed, and all sizes of viols or other stringed instruments are most welcome. Buzzies will not be needed for this session.


Looking forward to seeing you soon!



Upcoming Playing Sessions
November 15th - Vicki Boeckman conducts
December 20th - Bryce Peltier conducts
January 17th - Vicki Boeckman conducts
February 21st - TBA!

CGEMR Poetry by Susy Wilcox 

Tom Turkey said, "Listen, there's news not routine

For our workshop in March, two thousand fourteen.

At Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat.

There's surprises this time - especially sweet!


Vicki, the Neumans, Rotem and, yes, Paul,

Who is currently famous from Bangkok to Gaul.

We're not just enjoying the food, notes and rests,

But this year we're having some mystery guests!"


That crafty old turkey refused to reveal

The names of those slated to come and quadrille,

"You must sign up quickly before we can fill!

Our discount December the first is the deal!"


"Gadzooks," said the turkey, "I've just heard the news

There's only room left in the waiting list pews!"

So download your form and send without qualm

To zoe-tabby-catz that's at gmail-dot-com.



Your waiting list number we'll quickly shoo-in.

And see if your fortunes bring a wild dingaling!


Typical Scenes 2013

Yes, the 2014 Retreat is SOLD OUT!  However, please do consider being added to the waiting list, as cancellations DO occur.  You would still qualify for the Early Bird Discount if I receive your registration form by December 1st, 2013.  If interested in the wait list, please email Zoe Tokar, Registration Coordinator at zoetabbycatz@gmail.com.

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:

Autumn is here! 
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


~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

"Nutmegs and Ginger" Renaissance Music for Autumn - violin, recorder, viola da gamba, serpent, krummhorns, racketts, tartold, cittern, curtal, and more.  Musicians: Gayle Neuman and Phil Neuman of Ensemble De Organographia.


One performance only:  -  Saturday, November 23rd at 3:00pm, 2013 at the Hillsboro Public Library, 2850 NE Brockwood Parkway, Hillsboro, OR 97124.



Oregon Renaissance Band Christmas/New Years Concerts
directed by Phil and Gayle Neuman.
Three performances:
-  Friday, December 27th at 7:30pm, 2013 at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland, Oregon.
-  Saturday, December 28th at 7:30pm, 2013 at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis, Portland, Oregon.
-  Sunday, December 29th at 
3:00pm, 2013 at St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, in Gresham, Oregon.

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.


High-end Recorders for Sale:


*In 1999 Nicolaus von Huene appraised my then existing instruments for insurance purposes.  I have listed these values and the current prices where available. 

If anyone might be interested in any of the instruments, please contact me:  All Instruments are in excellent, well cared for condition.
Marika Frankl
5298 Cantante
Laguna Woods, CA 92637



 Appraised*/Current Value


1. von Huene A-415 alto, boxwood, after Rottenburgh #4539                      $1650/?  


2.von Huene A-415 alto, boxwood, after Denner #8036                               $1650/$2300         


3.von Huene A-415 alto, rosewood, after Rottenburgh, #11073 

newer, not appraised


4. von Huene A-440"Ganassi" soprano (Renaissance), #8819                     $650/$1100


5. Dolmetsch A-415 soprano,rosewood                                                      



6. Prescott A-440 transitional alto, boxwood purchased new from Prescott in 1999                           



7. Moeck "Stanesby" A-440 alto Indian boxwood                                        $1100/$1235


8. Moeck "Rottenburgh" A-440, soprano, ebony                                          $399/$476




Concert 9614

original green box

used only a few times

excellent condition

Amazon price: $452-459.77

Nextag price: $502

E-Bay price: $459.77 (in a case)

Asking $375 OBO



Concert 9574


original green box

excellent condition

Amazon price: $266-289.68

Nextag price: $245

E-Bay price: $150-200

Asking $175 OBO


Please contact Marcia @ 503-341-4875 or marcia.rowlandmr@gmail.com


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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