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Faculty Members
18th Summer Toot - 2016

featuring
Cléa Galhano, Therese Honey,
Mary Springfels, and Peter Maund

Photo of Clé Galhano Photo of Therese Honey
Photo of Mary Springfels Photo of Peter Maund

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:

Bruce Brogdon
Jennifer Carpenter
Carol Deihl
Cléa Galhano
Therese Honey
Scott Horton
Daniel Johnson
Jane Leggiero
Peter Maund
Mary Springfels
Susan Richter
Frank Shirley
... and more

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

Cléa Galhano — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Cléa Galhano will teach:
Love and Loss — English Renaissance Madrigals: Words of love, sorrow, death and life. Works by Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, William Byrd, and Thomas Tomkins Intermediate and up recorders
Vivaldi, the red priest!: We will work on inspiring and virtuoso pieces by this amazing composer, such as: Double Violin concerto arranged for recorders, and more. Advanced recorders
The Art of William Byrd: We will work on the innovated and wonderful contrapuntal works of William Byrd such as "The Leaves be Green", and more. Advanced recorders
Siesta: Brazilian Jam: Beautiful Brazilian melodies and intriguing rhythms, arranged for 4 and 5 recorders. Upper-intermediate to Advanced recorders.

Jennifer Carpenter — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Jennifer Carpenter will teach:
Capricious Encounters: Whimsical and fanciful, Italian capricci never fail to delight both performers and listeners. Experience the capricious side of Ruffo, Mayone, Trabaci, Banchieri and other late Renaissance/early Baroque composers. Upper-intermediate to Advanced recorder/viol players
The East Winds are Blowing: Come explore the songs and fancies of Michael East and other English madrigalists active during the beginning of the 17th century. Lower-intermediate to Intermediate recorders
Musica antica, Bologna Q16: This 15th-century manuscript is undoubtedly of instrumental origin and shows us how vocal works were skillfully arranged for instrumentalists. These 3-part pieces will challenge your fingers and develop your rhythm! Upper-intermediate to Advanced players; all instruments welcome, particularly loud winds!
Siesta: Cori spezzati: We’ll explore representative Venetian polychoral music made popular by Merula, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, and others. Open to all levels and instruments

Frank Shirley — Recorders (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Frank Shirley will teach:
Renaissance Madrigals from Italy and England: There was much cross-fertilization of madrigal composition between Italy and England (mostly from Italy to England). We will play some pieces showing this and play others which are specifically typical of each country. Intermediate to Upper-intermediate recorders
Masters of the Italian Canzona: Canzone and Ricercari, including music of Frescobaldi, Guami, Priuli and Gabrieli. Intermediate and up recorders
Music we can Handel: Music by George Friedrich Handel and his contemporaries, approached gently Lower-intermediate and up recorders
Siesta: Fun Arrangements: Kick back and relax with some music to play just for fun. Could be Scott Joplin ragtime, a light Classical work, or maybe even a Sousa march! Intermediate and up recorders

Susan Richter — Recorders, Reeds (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Susan Richter will teach:
Loud band! Renaissance polyphony for winds. Need at least 3 students to make the class. Shawms, dulcians, sackbuts, cornetti; Intermediate and up.
Recorder music by 20th-century composers: survey course of music by recent composers, music from the ARS Members' Library, etc. For people who want to play a lot and see more contemporary music (not necessarily "modern"). Recorders, Intermediate and up.
Siesta: Krummhorn Kindergarten: Come learn the basics of playing a krummhorn or other capped reed, so you'll be a star at the Krummhorn Konclave later this week! All welcome; instruments provided, or bring your own.

Peter Maund — Percussion (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Peter Maund will teach:
Chominciamento di gioia: Medieval Dance Music from Italy and England. We’ll explore the lively and lovely repertoire of 14th century instrumental dance music. Most of the music is monophonic, allowing us to create accompaniments, percussion parts and varied instrumentations. Upper-intermediate and up for melody players; all levels of percussion welcome.
Songs and Dance: Music from the time of Boccaccio to Shakespeare. We'll play medieval and renaissance music from Italy and England, including music for Shakespeare plays and Trecento songs and dances. Singing is optional and welcomed! All instruments and voices, all levels
Beat Generation I: An introduction to playing hand drums and other percussion instruments. We'll learn basic playing techniques for percussion instruments commonly used in early and world music traditions. We'll explore rhythms, improvise pieces and accompany music from all over the world. Some instruments will be provided but if possible, please bring a hand drum (frame drum, doumbek) and/or tambourine. All welcome; no experience necessary.
Siesta: Workshop-wide drum circle: you'll get a bang out of it! Grab a percussion instrument and get in the groove. Don’t have a drum? Bring an (empty) wastebasket, box, pot or anything you can hit, slap or shake. All welcome; bring percussion instruments to play and share.

Mary Springfels — Viola da gamba (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Mary Springfels will teach:
Orlando Gibbons and John Coperario: Two Masters of the Consort. Viols, Upper-intermediate to Advanced
The Greatest Madrigalists (Wert, Marenzio, Monteverdi) Viols, voices
Carver Mass Project: This Robert Carver work is quite a splendid L’homme arme mass in 4 parts with the occasional trio and duo. The tune isn't strictly a cantus firmus, but is at chanson tempo, and spread throughout all the parts. Written c.1520 and similar to Eton Choirbook Repertoire. Viols, voices, recorders
Siesta: Central European Renaissance: A little wild and crazy music from Radom and others. All welcome.

Jane Leggiero — Viols (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Jane Leggiero will teach:
Counterpoint, Purcell, and the End of the Consort Age: Just enough of an overview of counterpoint to dig deeper into the music, along with ample examples to play and enjoy. Much of the viol consort repertoire we love was composed for the enjoyment of intellectual patrons who knew more about counterpoint than we tend to know today. Level-up your erudition as well as your love of this charming, affective, and often quite clever music. When we get to Purcell, we'll take it slow and steady, so don't be scared! Intermediate and up viols.
Game of Thrones: Music by and for kings and queens, with as much scheming (and as little nudity) as possible. All instruments, intermediate.

Carol Deihl — Viols (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Carol Deihl will teach:
Beginning Viol: Learn to play the viola da gamba from the very beginning, hone your skills if you've already begun, try a new size or clef, or bring your questions and problems. Attend all week, or just drop in. Some viols will be available for loan; please email info@toot.org to inquire. All welcome!
The Ayerie East: Interesting titles, "light and airy" pieces, frequent dance rhythms, delicious cross relations, and a decidedly popular character - Michael East’s Ayerie Fancies were popular when he published them in the early 1600s, and when republished by Playford during the Commonwealth. East himself says these pieces "may be as well sung as plaid", though "to the bare note" (as there are no words) - so singers are also welcome! Intermediate and up: viols (TrTTB), recorders (SSAT), voices
Dancing in Italy: A large number of dances were found in part-books brought to England by the Earl of Arundel upon his return from Italy in 1560. Hugely popular in England, many of these dances further spread all over the Continent too. Mixed ensemble. Intermediate and up: viols, recorders(ATTB), krummhorns, louds, lutes

Bruce Brogdon — Lute (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Bruce Brogdon will teach:
Lute song and Italian monody (with Danny Johnson). Lutes and voices, Intermediate and up
Italian and English dances for harps and lutes. All lutes and harps
Italian and English music for lute ensemble. All lutenists.

Scott Horton — Lute (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Scott Horton will teach:
Baroque lute: Masterclass setting for solo repertory and some ensemble playing. Open to all lutenists having lutes from the baroque period. Also open to those wishing to learn baroque lute. Permission of instructor.
Baroque continuo class: Open to all chordal instrument players: harps, lutes, keyboards. Focusing on early 17th century repertory. Intermediate and up, any chordal instrument.
Continuo Song (with Danny Johnson): Focusing on 17th and 18th century vocal music in conjunction with the vocal class. Intermediate and up, chordal instruments and voices.

Therese Honey — Early Harps (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Therese Honey will teach:
Beginning/Intermediate harp: learn the basics of holding the instrument, posture/hand position, producing a nice pluck. Some instruments may be available; contact info@toot.org with questions. All welcome.
Nôs Galan: learn this well-known 18th c. Welsh harp tune with variations. We will learn one variation a day. Harps, Intermediate and up.
17th c. Scottish Tunes from the Skene MS, by ear: we will learn a new tune by ear every day. Music will be provided at the end of the week. Bring a recording device if possible. All instruments welcome!
Siesta: I've always wanted to play the harp! All welcome.

Daniel Johnson — Voice and Ensemble (back to top)

At the Texas Toot Summer 2016, Danny Johnson will teach:
Lute song and Italian monody (with Bruce Brogdon). Lutes and voices, Intermediate and up
Continuo Song (with Scott Horton): Focusing on 17th and 18th century vocal music in conjunction with the continuo class. Intermediate and up, chordal instruments and voices.

     
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