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Vol.7 No. 1
September, 2013
  The next playing session will be Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 7:30pm.     
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Vicki Boeckman

Phil Neuman

Gayle Neuman

Kim Pineda

Bryce Peltier

 From our Music Director



Hello dear Portlanders,

I am thrilled to be leading the first meeting of the new season. Although we start with a heavy heart, it is a heart that is filled with many emotions. It was indeed a splendid party in Jeanne's honor, and I know that all who attended felt blessed to have been a part of the celebration and a part of her life. We were all connected in our love and sorrow and the music making was superb. I know she was with us - smilin' down at us and playin' right along!

For our first meeting of the season I have chosen some reflective pieces that I think you will enjoy. We'll start with a lovely 6- part homophonic motet by Andreas Hammerschmidt called Schafe in mir Gott (Create in me, O God.) that will be perfect for shaking the dust off any recorders that have been lying around over the summer. Hammerschmidt was one of the most distinguished composers of 17th century German church music with an especially prolific output of choir and congregational music.

Then we will continue with some of my very favorite 4 and 5-part motets from the Spanish renaissance by Tom�s Luis de Victoria and Francesco Guerrero. The stunningly beautiful O Magnum Mysterium and Ave Virgo Sanctissima will be among these works.

We'll end the evening with some sprightly 5 - part foot-stompin' Celtic Fancies by Andrew Charlton. Bound to leave you smiling!

I look forward to seeing all of you again. 
All sizes of recorders, buzzies and viols are welcome.
Upcoming Playing Sessions
September 20th - Vicki Boeckman conducts
October 18th - Phil Neuman conducts
November 15th - Vicki Boeckman conducts
December 20th - Bryce Peltier conducts 

A Note From the Editor 

It was quite a great party that was had for Jeanne last night!  As Sharon Cheney so eloquently put it, I wish we had had it a year ago so Jeanne could have participated - she would have loved it!  Susan Campbell did a remarkable job of organizing all the musicians and it was wonderful to hear soloists Vicki Boeckman, Laura Kuhlman and Debbie McMeel play their musical homages to Jeanne.  A large recorder ensemble played Handel's "Lascia" aria from Rinaldo, and House of the Rising Sun, arranged by Jeanne Lynch in 2013.  PRO made an appearance and there were many out of town recorder players who made the trip, Steve Teel, Doug Brandt, Molly Warner, Laura Kuhlman, Debbie McMeel, Sydney Schlotterback, and probably others I've missed.  I know there was a large contingency who wanted to come but were occupied at a recorder workshop given by Tish Berlin and Frances Blaker in Italy!  The church was shut down by an ensemble playing Lance Eccles', "Planet's Feet", definitely one of Jeanne's all time favorite pieces.

I must admit, it feels strange to be gearing up for the new PRS season without my co-chair on the Board.  We've lost a visionary and organizational goddess for our little group.  Actually, she made us feel BIG - like there was nothing we couldn't accomplish.  But we will continue to further the music-making and community building goals Jeanne was so passionate about - I hope to see you on Friday evening as we kick things off with Vicki Boeckman at the playing session.  And registration for the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat opens on October 1st!  Let's make Jeanne proud with another sellout year!

Although there may never be a good time for this, Jeanne's instrument collection is up for sale, with proceeds to be donated for scholarships to recorder workshops.  The details are listed in the classified section below and most of them will be at the PRS session on Friday evening for you to try out.

Wishing you beautiful music making,
PRS chair

Jeanne Lynch Memorial Contrabass Recorder 

Portland Recorder Society is so pleased to announce the coronation of a new Kung contrabass recorder!  The generosity of PRS board member, Boyd Osgood has allowed us to make this amazing instrument available to PRS members for check out.  It will be present at all PRS playing sessions and workshops for anyone to play and may be brought home and to other workshops by prior arrangement with Boyd.  This is an amazing opportunity to expand your playing horizons - you may find it is easier than you think to blow!  Please contact Boyd at 
bosgood@opusnet.com for more information.

Thank you Boyd!!
September is here! 
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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

Early Music Guild of Oregon Workshop "Music of Early Transylvania" Saturday, Sept. 28th and Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.  Music from the mid 17th century Transylvanian manuscript, Codex Caioni.  Includes music by Hammerschmidt, Praetorius, Caioni, Viadana, and many others.  Faculty: Gayle Neuman and Phil Neuman. Location Oregon City, OR, near Carver.  For advanced and intermediate players of recorder, other early wind instruments, and early strings.  For more information write to pneumantartold@gmail.com, or call 503-631-2973. 


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

For Sale, from the collection of Jeanne Lynch.  All instruments are in excellent condition. Proceeds will benefit scholarships to attend music workshops.  Please contact Susan Campbell (scamp@easystreet.net) or for Seattle area folks, Vicki Boeckman (vickiboeckman@comcast.net) for more information.




Moeck Kynsecker transitional alto
plumwood $450
(Renaissance fingering)

Moeck Mollenhauer Denner alto -
Pearwood $400

Mollenhauer Morgan Denner alto
boxwood $430
Windway needs cleaning, otherwise
great condition

Moeck Hotteterre tenor
boxwood, $1,000.

Mollenhauer Denner tenor
Boxwood $650   

Yamaha plastic bass $200
Bent neck



Penny Whistles:


- Susato plastic Penny Whistle in D
          approximate value: $35.  (new: $50) 
- Susato plastic Penny Whistle in Low D
          approximate value: $112.  (new: $140) 
- Waltons metal Penny Whistle in D
          approximate value: $8.  (new: $10)

- Sweetone Clarke metal Penny Whistle in D
          approximate value: $6.  (new: $9)   



- Moeck Tenor Shawm with bocal and 2 reeds
          approximate value: $500.  (new: ? no longer made)

- Neuman Tenor-alt Rackett with 3 reeds
          approximate value: $495.  (new: $785)




- Djembe (large goblet drum), wooden shell, bag
          approximate value: $160.  (new: $200)

- Mid-East Mfg. Doumbek (medium size goblet drum), ceramic shell, with case - approximate value: $40.  (new: $60)

- Spectrasound Bar Chime with one loose bar
          approximate value: $60.  (new: $125)
- CB 700 Metal Stand with small extra piece
          approximate value: $80.  (new: $110)

- Pair of Wooden Maracas
          approximate value: $14.  (new: $25)

- Guiro (wooden, fish-shaped) with scraper
          approximate value: $8.  (new: $12)

- Goat hooves shaker
          approximate value: $12.  (new: $15)

- Frog Woodblock, small size, with beater/scraper
          approximate value: $15.  (new: $28)

- Metal Shaker
          approximate value: $10.  (new: $20)

- Sleigh Bells, large, on leather strap
          approximate value: $10.  (new: $13)

- Sleigh Bells, medium, mounted on wooden handle
          approximate value: $20.  (new: $35)

- Sleigh Bells, small, mounted on red wooden handle
          approximate value: $5.  (new: $8)

- Tambourine with head
          approximate value: $25.  (new: $32)

- Tambourine without head
          approximate value: $8.  (new: $12)

- Hand Drum, small
          approximate value: $10.  (new: $12)

- Pair of LP Finger Cymbals
          approximate value: $15.  (new: $21)

- Triangle, small, with beater
          approximate value: $8.  (new: $12)

- Wooden Hand Clapper or Slapstick
          approximate value: $4.  (new: $30)
 - One Clave
          approximate value: $4.  (new: $15)





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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