Broken Consort

A 'broken consort' is an ensemble made up of instruments from more than one family, for example, a group featuring both string and wind instruments.

Thursday 27 January 2011

Class - 27th January

I think I must be making the arrangements too easy - the 'Wedding Day at Troldhaugen' is already beginning to take shape, on only the second rehearsal.

Small group items:
  • Telemann Concerto in F - Kath, Polly, Margaret & Imogen
  • 'Cuckoo Quartet' by Ronald Hanmer - Annie, Diana, Theresa & Dermot
  • Hotteterre Trio Sonata in C 'Le Romain' - George, Judy & Joan
  • Divertimento by Paul Harris - Heather, Annabel, Helen, Mike & Angela

As well as making music this evening, we also celebrated Theresa's birthday...she's in good company...Mozart was born on this day in 1756. She was very naughty...and hadn't told any of us, and spoilt us with yummy cakes and bubbly - Happy Birthday Theresa!

    Thursday 20 January 2011

    Class - 20th January

    It was lovely to see (nearly) everyone again after the Christmas break, and we got straight back into the swing of things with one of the new arrangements for this term - 'Wedding Day at Troldhaugen' by Grieg. It's great to be able to position ourselves in our old familiar set-up for rehearsals...and with the lovely new keyboard (thank you George & Joan!), we have a more balanced sound.

    Small group items:
    • Scarlatti 'Sonata in F Major' - George, Kath, Diana, Margaret & Joan
    • Albinoni 'Adagio' - Judy, Theresa, Dermot & Imogen
    • Dusek 'Partita' & Tartini 'Two Sonatas' - Annabel, Polly & Mike
    • Busoni 'Duo' & Doppler 'Fantaisie sur des motifs Hongrois' - Heather, Helen & Angela