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37th Fall Toot - 2012

The Fall Toot 2012 is privileged to offer an outstanding faculty of both local and guest instructors for our participants. This section includes biographical information on each of the individuals or ensembles teaching at the Toot this year.

Faculty by Last Name: Faculty by Instrument:

Bruce Brogdon
Jennifer Carpenter
Carol Deihl
Therese Honey
Jan Jackson
Daniel Johnson
Jane Leggiero
Susan Richter
Frank Shirley
Mary Springfels
Tom Zajac

Recorders: Reeds, Ensemble: Voice and Ensemble: Lute and Harp: Viols and other Bowed Strings:

Jennifer Carpenter — Recorders (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Jennifer Carpenter will teach:

L'histoire du Tango!: This popular Argentinian dance has inspired many exciting instrumental compositions and arrangements. We'll take a look at several 20th-century tangos. Advanced recorder players
Elizabethan Music: During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, English musicians created some of the most accomplished and highly regarded compositions in all of Europe. Come experience the works of composers who flourished during the final years of the Tudor dynasty including William Byrd, John Bull, John Dowland, among others. Intermediate/upper-intermediate recorders
La Follias: This popular bass pattern is the foundation of many pieces from the Renaissance through the 20th century with some of the most popular settings composed by Corelli, Marais, and Vivaldi. We will look at some historical settings and a 20th-century composition based on this bass melody. Intermediate through advanced recorders
Ensemble Sonatas: We will read through some sonatas arranged for recorder ensembles. Possible compositions by Legrenzi, Corelli, Geminiani and Vivaldi. Upper-intermediate/advanced recorders
Terpsichore: Michael Praetorius compiled, composed and arranged a variety of 16th-century dances in his manuscript Terpsichore named after the muse of music. We'll read through a variety of dances from this manuscript. Intermediate recorders

Mary Springfels — Viols (back to top)

At this year's Fall Toot, Mary Springfels will teach:

The English Courtly Makers: Music from the Fayrfax Manuscript. Upper intermediate viols
Dufay in Italy: Advanced viols
The Dresden Orpheus: music of Heinrich Schuetz (needs 6 players/singers) Intermediate & up viols, singers
A neglected master: works of Giaches de Wert, could do 4, 5, or 6 part pieces. Upper intermediate viols
Renaissance songs of praise. Italian laude from Capetown Grey (4 parts) Intermediate & up viols

Therese Honey — Historical Harps (back to top)

This Fall, Therese Honey will be teaching:

Harp technique: Harp, any level
Bray harp: Learn all about how to prepare your harp and play in this style. Harp, any level
Compendio Numeroso: by Fernandez de Huete, 1702, a Spanish treatise on music for the single- and double-harp, written in tablature. The tab is easy to translate & includes fingering for scales and descriptions of trills Harps, lower intermediate and higher
Do it yourself: Arranging Renaissance dance music for solo harp, focusing on a specific Renaissance dance form or a specific composer or country Intermediate & up harp

Tom Zajac — Reeds, Ensemble (back to top)

This Fall, Tom Zajac will be teaching:

La Missa de la Sorbonne, part 1: This 14th-C mass has been newly edited for the use of the Early Music class at the Sorbonne in Paris, under the direction of Ben Bagby, and now finds its place among the earliest polyphonic mass cycles. We will play/sing this mass in its entirety and compare it with movements from the 4 other great mass cycles of the 14th-century: Tournai, Barcelona, Toulouse and the most famous of all, Machaut's Mass for Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. All instrumentalists and singers
La Missa de la Sorbonne, part 2: more of the same! All instrumentalists and singers
Music from the Montecassino MS: Vernacular Italian pieces from this quirky and delightful collection from late 15th-C Naples. What did Italian music sound like just before the dawn of the Renaissance? This collection features pre-frottolae songs, motets, Franco-Flemish works and Spanish songs from the cosmopolitan court of Spanish born King Ferrante I. All instrumentalists
West Coast, New World: Sacred and secular works from the 18th-C missions of Nueva Mexico in what is now California, from the new editions by musicologist Craig Russell. All instrumentalists and singers
Renaissance recorders: class for players/owners of Renaissance style recorders. We will play a sampling of Renaissance songs and motets on the beautiful combination of different sized of Renaissance recorders. Intermediate & up recorders, with Renaissance instruments

Bruce Brogdon — Lute (back to top)

This Fall, Bruce Brogdon will be teaching:

Lute ensemble: Lute, all but beginners
Lute and harp ensemble: Lute and harp, all but beginners
Lute song class 1: (team teaching with Danny Johnson), concentrating on English repertoire Lute and voice, intermediate & up
Lute song class 2: (team teaching with Danny Johnson) 17th century continuo song and airs de cour, concentrating on English, Italian, and French repertoire and performance practice Lute and voice, intermediate & up
Intro to lute technique: All welcome

Frank Shirley — Recorders (back to top)

This Fall, Frank Shirley will teach:

Motets and Madrigals on Recorders II: A continuation of the banquet of lush harmonies we enjoyed last year, this year including "Draw on, sweet night" by John Wilbye. Intermediate & up recorders
Dance music of the Renaissance: Pavans, Galliards, Almains, etc, by Brade, Widman, Susato and Holborne. Intermediate & up recorders
Fun Arrangements for Recorders: Kick back and relax at the end of the day with some music to play just for fun -- Ragtime, Light Classical Works, and maybe a Sousa march or two. Intermediate & up recorders
Baroque Concertos: arranged for various combinations of recorders: Telemann's Concerto in F for 4 Altos, Bach's 3rd Brandenburg Concerto (last movement) for AAAB, a Vivaldi Concerto arranged for ATTB. Advanced recorders – limit 6

Jan Jackson — Recorders (back to top)

This Fall, Jan Jackson will teach:

Medieval Treats: Beginning or lower intermediate recorders
Play by ear: Learn to play a simple tune by ear while applying good technique Beginning recorders
Music for two: Lower intermediate Renaissance duos. Lower intermediate recorders (Beginners welcome, too)

Carol Deihl — Beginning Viols (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Carol Deihl will teach:

Beginning viol, part 1: All are welcome! Some instruments will be available for loan.
Beginning viol, part 2: Continuation of part 1 (different material) All are welcome! Some instruments will be available for loan.
Fiddle band: All bowed strings

Jane Leggiero — Viols (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Jane Leggiero will teach:

Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens: Come wallow in the luscious and gorgeous soundscapes of Dowland's lachrimae. Viols only, minimum 4 with at least one treble
Semi-Annual Check Up: A chance to work out the kinks in your technique that are holding you back. Bring in a solo, a consort, or an instrument that is giving you trouble, or whatever else you need. Viols only, no minimum
With Grateful Hearts: From simple to complex and from heartwrenching to uplifting, no one set chorales better than JS. Come enjoy the chance to dig into them. All instruments welcome
Beyond the Fairest Isle: Consorts not from England! Yes, they DO exist! Viols only
Sightreading Workshop: There's nothing for it but to practice, but we will start off with a few tactics and ways to make it a little less painful. Then we'll dive right into music of varying difficulty. All instruments welcome

Susan Richter — Reeds, Ensemble (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Susan Richter will teach:

Recorders in Swing: play songs in jazz/swing style, for 4-part or more recorders. Bring your rhythm chops! Intermediate & up recorders
Double (reed) the fun!: Intro to shawms & dulcians; ensemble playing if we have enough folks. Some instruments available for loan. Anyone welcome; some double reed experience helpful.
Krummhorn Ensemble: for all capped reeds (krummhorns, cornemuses, kortholts). We'll read through some more substantial music than at the Konclave Krummhorns, intermediate & up (some instruments available for loan)

Daniel Johnson — Voice and Ensemble (back to top)

This Fall, Daniel Johnson will be teaching:

Lute song class 1: (team teaching with lutenist Bruce Brogdon), concentrating on English repertoire Lute and voice, intermediate & up
Lute song class 2: (team teaching with lutenist Bruce Brogdon) 17th century continuo song and airs de cour, concentrating on English, Italian, and French repertoire and performance practice Lute and voice, intermediate & up
Vocal ensemble: Motets and madrigals by the enigmatic Orlando di Lasso. Intermediate & higher voices

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