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40th Fall Toot - 2015

The Fall Toot 2015 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
Héloïse Degrugillier
Carol Deihl
Therese Honey
Daniel Johnson
Jane Leggiero
Peter Maund
Rosamund Morley
Susan Richter
Frank Shirley

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

Héloïse Degrugillier — Recorders (back to top)

At the Fall Toot this year, Héloïse Degrugillier will teach:

Canzonas: Scheidt and Frescobaldi, or how to deal with duple to triple meters. And back. Advanced recorders
Equal voices: Rare and enchanting textures of the entwined melodies: 6 tenors for Daman, 5 basses for Ferrabosco. Intermediate and up recorders
Late English Masters : Purcell and Simpson will challenge your baroque ear. Come discover the harmonies that make this music so unique. Advanced recorders
Music of Attaignant: let's enjoy some French pavanes, gaillardes and basse dances that Attaignant gathered and printed around 1531. Intermediate recorders
Vivaldi concertos: we will explore what our articulation can do to highlight the beautiful melodies of Vivaldi. Advanced recorders

Jennifer Carpenter — Recorders (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Jennifer Carpenter will teach:

Following the Leader: A combination of discussion and playing, this class is designed to help you communicate with your ensembles more effectively. We will work on musical and verbal communication skills among players, instrumentation, repertoire choices, and any other topics and questions you bring to the table. Open to all levels and instruments.
Hidden Treasures: Together we will discover some 20th and 21st-century gems that will challenge our fingers and delight our ears. Intermediate and up recorders.
Musical Phansies: Thomas Ravenscroft found inspiration and humor within the pastoral English countryside. Participate in the melodious minglings of ravens, frogs, mice, and maidens as we explore the songs and rounds from several of Ravenscroft’s collections. Intermediate and up, all instruments welcome.
O dolorosa gioia: Carlo Gesualdo wrote some of the most profoundly expressive music in the late 16th/early 17th century. Marvel at his intense chromaticism and extravagant text painting while playing some of his secular madrigals and instrumental pieces. Upper-intermediate to advanced recorders.
Suite Treats: From collections of Renaissance dances to the more formal overture-suites of the Baroque era, we’ll go on a musical journey discovering a variety of delightful suites that will suit your fancy. Upper-intermediate to advanced viols and recorders welcome.

Rosamund Morley — Viols (back to top)

At this year's Fall Toot, Ros Morley will teach:

'Fantasies of Jenkins: Master of the Musick Art'. Section 1. Viols, Intermediate to Advanced
'Fantasies of Jenkins: Master of the Musick Art'. Section 2. More of Jenkins’s wizardry! Viols, Intermediate to Advanced
Favorite Habsburg motets: Victoria, Guerrero, Senfl, Gombert. Recorders - especially tenor & bass - & Viols: Intermediate and Up
In Nomine: sampling the in nomine from its earliest to its latest iterations, from Taverner to Purcell. Viols, all levels
Living in the shadow of Tallis and Byrd: Elizabethan composers who didn't have a monopoly on publishing were still highly respected in their day - Tye, Mundy, White, Parsons, Strogers and more! Viols, Intermediate to Advanced

Therese Honey — Historical Harps (back to top)

This Fall, Therese Honey will be teaching:

Ancient Scottish Melodies: Play tunes from William Dauney's transcription of a 17th c. Scottish manuscript. All instruments, low intermediate and up.
Carolan by ear: learn 2 tunes written by the blind Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan (1679-1738); music will be passed out at end of class. All instruments
For Friday evening: Harp maintenance, tuning, changing strings, brays, etc All harps
Spanish Dances for harp: play some Huete & Ribayaz. Harps, all but beginning
Tunes & Songs from Captain George Bush's notebook. Play tunes from the 18th c. collection of tunes collected by an officer in the American Revolution. No relation to you-know-who. All instruments, singers welcome.

Bruce Brogdon — Lute (back to top)

This Fall, Bruce Brogdon will be teaching:

(with Danny Johnson) Early 17th c. songs: Caccini, Strozzi, Purcell, R. Johnson and more. Singers and lutes, Intermediate & up
(with Danny Johnson) Lute songs by Dowland, Campion, et al. Lutes and singers, Intermediate & up
Lute and Harp ensemble. All level lutes and harps
Lute ensemble Lutes, all levels except beginning
Lute technique/lute petting zoo All welcome

Susan Richter — Recorders (back to top)

This Fall, Susan Richter will teach:

Recorder music by living composers. Intermediate and up recorders
Recorders in Swing - popular music from the 1930's through 1950's, arranged for quartet. Intermediate and up recorders

Frank Shirley — Recorders (back to top)

This Fall, Frank Shirley will teach:

Dance Music by Anthony Holborne and John Dowland: Music from Holborne's 1599 collection "Pavans, Galliards, Almains" and music from a similar collection by Dowland. Intermediate and 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 and up recorders
Music by J. S. Bach: Fugues from the "Well-Tempered Clavier", Books I and II, selections from the "Goldberg Variations", and other pieces, time permitting. Intermediate and up recorders
Music for an Archduke: Music from the Regensburg Partbooks: In 1589, a set of partbooks of pieces for ensembles ranging from six to ten players were presented to Archduke Karl II of Austria for the court wind ensemble to perform for him. We will play a selection of these pieces from a new edition, edited by Douglas Kirk, et al. Intermediate and up recorders
Sacred Music of Spain: Music by Victoria, Morales, and Guerrero. Intermediate and up recorders

Carol Deihl — Beginning Viols (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Carol Deihl will teach:

Beginning Viol, Session 1 Open to all.
Beginning Viol, Session 2 Open only to those who were in Session 1, or already play a bit on the viol, or are really rusty!
Sparkling Dances! Elaborate the little extra touches that make the lovely dances of Tielman Susato come alive. Beautiful, catchy tunes and enticing arrangements. For all except voices - no words, sorry! Lower intermediate and up. Viols and recorders and louds, oh my!
Toot ’88. In honor of the Toot’s 40th, we’ll play Senfl, Issac, and Obrecht from 18th generation xeroxes of music played at the 1988 Toot! For all - viols, recorders, voices, louds - middle intermediate and up.

Jane Leggiero — Viols (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Jane Leggiero will teach:

East of Eden: You've played Gibbons and Tomkins and Jenkins and Byrd, but have you played Michael East? His five voice fantasias are just as great as those other guys’, with plenty of passion and humor. Each one is titled with a single Latin verb: Desperavi, Peccavi, Vidi, Penitet, Credidi, Vixi, Triumphavi, and Amavi and together they take us on a journey through all the best that consort music has to offer. Since they were published in a collection with the comment 'apt both for viols and voyces,' this is a come one, come all class! Open to all instruments and voyces, but note that singers will have to make up their own text!
Flatland: The Spanish Renaissance conjures images of sumptuous fabrics, lavish feasts, and great art. We'll take a little tour of some of its music, through composers like Victoria, Guerrero, Morales, and de Padilla. Revel in the glory of flat 6! Open to viols, recorders, singers, and everyone else!
Shall We Dance? Everyone loves dance band! The more the merrier, so plucks, toots, strums, and bows are all welcome! But will someone PLEASE bring a drum this year?? All welcome
The Tortoise and the Hare: Purcell at a slow and steady pace. Intended for those who would like a chance to play a Purcell fantasia or two without feeling like they're being hit by a steamroller. We'll take some time to work out the hard parts with a goal of getting smoothly from start to finish! Tn 2 is playable on B by an intermediate player comfortable up to top fret. Viols, Tr, Tn, Tn, B. Minimum 4, doubling preferred
William Cornysh's "Woefully Arrayed" is a detailed, moving, and beautiful piece. We'll work our way through this sometimes-melodic, sometimes-crunchy example of early 16th century English polyphony. If you like Eton choirbook music, you'll probably like its more intimate younger cousin. SATB, open to all instruments and voices

Peter Maund — Percussion, Ensemble (back to top)

At the Toot this Fall, Peter Maund will teach:

(with Danny Johnson) Sephardic Music, 101: Enjoy the exotic rhythms and melodies & soulful texts from this post-Diaspora music from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans. Intermediate and up, singers and instrumentalists
Beat Generation I: We’ll learn playing techniques commonly used in medieval and renaissance drumming. We’ll explore rhythms, improvise pieces, and accompany music from the Mediterranean to the British Isles. Some instruments will be provided, but if possible please bring a frame drum. No experience necessary—all levels welcome.
Llivre Vermell: We’ll play music from 'The Red Book' - a collection of 14th century pilgrim songs and dances. Open to vocalists and instrumentalists, all levels.
Music of the Middle East and Eastern Europe: We will explore the repertoire of Egyptian, Lebanese, and North African music as well as songs and dances from Eastern Europe. Intermediate and up, melody instruments and percussion
Percussion Ensemble - Beat Generation II: We will improvise, play rhythmic games and create new pieces. For somewhat experienced percussionists - beginners should start with Beat Generation I; can be taken earlier. Some instruments will be provided, but if possible please bring a frame drum. Intermediate percussion

Daniel Johnson — Voice and Ensemble (back to top)

This Fall, Daniel Johnson will be teaching:

(with Bruce Brogdon) Early 17th c. songs: Caccini, Strozzi, Purcell, R. Johnson and more. Singers and lutes, Intermediate & up
(with Bruce Brogdon) Lute songs by Dowland, Campion, et al. Lutes and singers, Intermediate & up
(with Peter Maund) Sephardic Music, 101: Enjoy the exotic rhythms and melodies & soulful texts from this post-Diaspora music from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans. Intermediate and up, singers and instrumentalists

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