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 23 June 2011

Class - 23rd June

It was a very 'select' gathering this evening...but we ploughed on undeterred by the moments of silence in our large ensemble pieces!

Small group items:
  • 'Chants sans paroles' by Tchaikovsky - George, Margaret & Angela
  • Telemann Trio Sonata in G Minor - Diana, Polly & Joan
  • 'Salut d'Amour' by Elgar - Penny, Thersa & Mike

Thursday 16 June 2011

Class - 16th June

We have a new member! Emily brought along baby Jemima to see us all...and it was lovely to meet her, but at only 7 weeks old, it may be a little while before she's joining in, but mummy has plans for those 'pianist's fingers' so it's only a matter of time!
Despite being a little thin on the ground, our large ensemble items were sounding good this evening...we may be in danger of 'peaking too soon'!

Small group items:
  • Vivaldi Concerto in G Minor - George, Judy, Margaret & Imogen
  • Boismortier Trio Sonata in D Major - Diana, Mike & Joan
  • 'Allegro Brilliante' by Mozart - Penny, Annabel & Theresa
  • 'Pavane pour une infante defunte' by Ravel - Heather, Polly & Angela

Thursday 9 June 2011

Class - 9th June

I don't know if it was the week off...or lots furious practising over half-term...but our large ensemble pieces sounded so much better this evening...lots of contrasts in dynamics...and we're picking up speed in 'The Marriage of Figaro'...didn't realise the metronome went up that high!

Small group items:
  • 'Scherzo & Trio in G Minor' by Schubert - Heather, Penny, Polly, Helen, Theresa, Dermot & Mike
  • C. P. E. Bach Trio Sonata in G Major - Diana, Kath & Imogen
  • Quantz Trio Sonata in D Minor - Annie, Annabel & Joan
  • Telemann Trio Sonata in C Major - George, Judy, Margaret & Angela