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14th Summer Toot - 2012
Music from the Mediterranean

The Summer Toot is privileged to offer an outstanding faculty of both local and guest instructors for our participants. This section includes biographical information for each of the individuals or ensembles teaching at the Toot this year. We also show the classes that each instructor will teach, with a brief description of the material and class level.

Faculty by Last Name: Faculty by Instrument:

Tom Beets
Bruce Brogdon
Carol Deihl
Therese Honey
Daniel Johnson
Jane Leggiero
Bart Spanhove
Mary Springfels
Joris Van Goethem
Paul Van Loey
Tom Zajac

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

Tom Beets — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Tom Beets will teach:
Out-of-the box Conventional modern pieces by Flemish and British composers. For those who would like some time off from the Mediterranean atmosphere. Modern pieces, nevertheless tuneful and without contemporary techniques. Intermediate and up recorders
Spezzati please! A selection of well-known and unknown pieces for split ensembles. Canzoni, Sonati, as well as madrigals, so long as they're spezzati, they fit! All instruments welcome, lower-intermediate and up
Easy music from the Spanish Renaissance Works by Juan del Encina, Antonio de Cabezon and Cristobal de Morales. All instruments welcome, lower-intermediate and up
Siesta! Irish traditional jig "King William's Rambles", 5 parts. Intermediate and up recorders

Bart Spanhove — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Bart Spanhove will teach:
The recorder virtuoso (technique class) In this class, we will figure out ways to become a better recorder player: a virtuoso! We will include technique lessons with general information about breathing, finger control, articulation, tone, holding, and modern techniques. All recorders
Music by Barsanti and Händel The opus 1 of Barsanti and opus 1 of Händel both contain excellent pieces for the recorder. We will discuss their ornaments, harmony, rhetorics, and articulation suggestions. Please prepare at least one movement. Recorders, intermediate and up
The art of making diminutions Diminutions of Ortiz and Ganassi as a model to understand and to use these ornaments for music from 1550-1630. Recorders, intermediate and up
Siesta "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" (a beautiful choral piece by Bach, arranged for these forces) Recorders, viols and singers SATB

Joris Van Goethem — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Joris Van Goethem will teach:
German Consort Music of the 17th century Music of Scheidt & Schein from Banchetto Musicale, Ludi Musici & Tabulatura Nova All instruments welcome, lower-intermediate and up
Modern Recorder Music By Fumiharu Yoshimine, Jan Van Landeghem, Matthias Maute Upper-intermediate to advanced recorders
Masterclass Italian sonatas Upper-intermediate to advanced recorders
Siesta "Jungle music", for players of levels from zero to hero. There are easy parts and dazzling solos! "All creatures great and small". All instruments can participate.

Paul Van Loey — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Paul Van Loey will teach:
Toot, Toot, wake up and stretch your body and fingers Morning exercises for fluters All recorder players
Beautiful music for rich people in Italy around 1600 Actually, there is no need to be rich -- but you must have a musical heart. Mixed instruments, intermediate and up
Les gouts réunies Music with Italian passion and French ration Mixed instruments, upper intermediate and higher
Siesta Lachrimae tango - lots of fun! Recorders, intermediate and up

Mary Springfels — Viola da gamba (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Mary Springfels will teach:
Ciconia and Friends   All instruments, advanced
Spanish Grounds   Advanced viols
Viol technique Differencias and Diminutions Viols, all levels
Siesta Cypriot French music Upper-intermediate to advanced viols

Carol Deihl — Beginning viols (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Carol Deihl will teach:
Beginning viols Learn to play the viola da gamba from the very beginning, or hone your skills if you've already begun. Anyone welcome! Some instruments may be available for loan; please email info@toot.org to inquire.

Jane Leggiero — Viols (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Jane Leggiero will teach:
Viol ensemble French and Italian popular dances & songs for viols. Intermediate & up viols
Viol technique Technique for intermediate viols. Intermediate viols

Tom Zajac — Louds, Ensemble (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Tom Zajac will teach:
Renaissance underground Popular Italian vernacular music of the 15th and 16th centuries Mixed instruments, lower intermediate and up
Sweet Sunny South Music of Naples from 15th-C to Gesualdo Mixed instruments, intermediate and up
Cancionero Palacio for louds Villancicos and romances for shawms, dulcians and sackbuts Shawm, dulcian and sackbut players, intermediate and up.
Siesta Bagpipe petting zoo! If you've ever wanted to try a bagpipe (and you know you have), here's your chance! All welcome

Bruce Brogdon — Lute (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Bruce Brogdon will teach:
Lute and Harp ensemble The Spanish/Italian exchange: Spanish Romances and Italian Villanellas Lutes and harps, lower intermediate and up
Lute Ensemble Spanish and Italian music: duets and works for multiple lutes Lutes, all levels but beginner
Renaissance lute song (with Danny Johnson) Early 16th century Spanish and Italian repertoire, along with the usual suspects; airs de cour. Lutes and singers, intermediate and up

Scott Horton — Lute (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Scott Horton will teach:
Continuo song (with Danny Johnson)   Lutes and singers, intermediate and up
Baroque lute Technique class focusing on the baroque lute Lutes, all levels
Continuo class for pluckies Using plucked strings to provide a continuo accompaniment for soloists and ensembles Lutes and harps, all levels

Therese Honey — Early Harps (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Therese Honey will teach:
Beginning harp Harp technique class; beginners welcome. Some rental harps available, $20 for the week. All harps
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
Renaissance Ground Basses The ground bass is used for accompaniment & improvisation, and is a good opportunity to learn beginning continuo on the harp. All harps
Siesta Harp petting zoo Anyone welcome!

Daniel Johnson — Voice and Ensemble (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2012, Danny Johnson will teach:
Continuo song (with Scott Horton)   Lutes and singers, intermediate and up
Lute song (with Bruce Brogdon) Early 16th century Spanish and Italian repertoire, along with the usual suspects; airs de cour. Lutes and singers, intermediate and up

     
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