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.

Friday 25 March 2011

Class - 24th March

With only two more rehearsals left before the concert, it was time to be brave and try 'The Hebrides Overture' without me standing at the front keeping time...and it worked!

Small group items:
  • 'Berceuse' by Faure - Heather, Annie & Penny
  • Corelli Sonata da Chiesa - Annabel, Polly & Mike
  • Telemann Trio Sonata in F Major - Imogen, Diana, Margaret & Joan
  • 'Maple Leaf Rag' by Scott Joplin - George, Kath, Theresa, Dermot & Angela
And very briefly at the end:
  • Busoni 'Duo' - Heather, Helen & Angela

Friday 18 March 2011

Class - 17th March

We were back to almost full strength last night, and with only a couple more rehearsals to go before our concert, 'The Hebrides Overture' and 'Wedding Day at Troldhaugen' are taking shape nicely...although we may find it more difficult to stay together when we try them without me standing at the front stamping my foot in time....but that's a job for next week!

Small group items:
  • 'Rondeau' by Purcell - Annie, Penny, Diana, Kath & Polly
  • Finger Trio Sonata in G Minor - George, Imogen, Margaret & Joan
  • 'Alice & the Mad Hatter' by Geoffry Russell-Smith - Helen, Theresa & Dermot
  • 'Divertimento' by Paul Harris - Heather, Annabel, Helen, Mike & Angela 

Thursday 10 March 2011

Class - 10th March

We were a rather select gathering this evening...but still managed to make good progress with the final, definitive version of 'The Hebrides Overture', despite being lacking in the bass department.

Small group items:
  • Boismortier Sonata in A Minor - George, Heather, Penny & Joan
  • C.P.E. Bach Trio Sonata in G Major - Diana, Kath & Imogen
  • 'Summer Sketches' by Alfred Castle - Annie, Polly, Dermot & Theresa

Friday 4 March 2011

Class - 3rd March

We welcomed back Penny this evening from her travels...and launched her straight in at the deep end with The Hebrides Overture & Wedding Day at Troldhaugen. They're beginning to take shape, and we even managed some dynamics whilst sight-reading!

Small group items:
  • 'Berceuse' by Faure - Heather, Annie & Penny
  • 'Alice & the Mad Hatter' by Geoffry Russell-Smith - Helen, Theresa & Dermot
  • Janitsch Sonata da camera in Bb major - George, Annabel, Polly & Imogen
  • Heinichen Trio Sonata in G major - Diana, Kath, Margaret & Joan