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 19 October 2012

Class - 18th October

We were a rather depleted group at last night's class...but we battled on regardless with final versions of 'Les Patineurs' by Waldteufel, and 'Tango Ballad' & 'Mack the Knife' from Weill's 'Threepenny Opera' ...with all the expression and articulation added.

Small group items:
  • Concerto in A minor by Vivaldi - Imogen, Kath, Diana & Angela
  • Trio Sonata in D minor by Schwartzkopff - Penny, Judy & Joan
  • 'Tritsch-Tratsch Polka' by Johann Strauss (Arr. Holcombe & Holcombe Jnr.) - Helen, Theresa, Dermot & Mike
It's our half-term break next week, so our next class will be on November 1st.

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Class - 11th October

We had some more new ensemble music at last Thursday's class...which is always exciting...another Kurt Weill song...'Mack the Knife' (from the 'Threepenny Opera')...and the other two pieces are progressing well.

Small group items:
  • Sonata in F major by Schickhardt - Heather, Imogen, Annabel & Joan
  • Concerto in A minor by Telemann - Penny, Judy, Polly, Theresa, Kath, John, Dermot & Angela
  • '1920's Ragtime Bassoons' by Mike Walton - Mike, Helen, Margaret & Diana
In other news...the videos on our YouTube Channel..went over 3000 views this week! 

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Class - 4th October

Oops...just realised that I hadn't written about last Thursday's class!

We carried on working 'Les Patineurs' and the 'Tango Ballad'...although we were a couple of members down - I knew it was too good to last! There should be some more new music for the next class...

Small group items:
  • Trio Sonata in G minor by Corelli - Kath, John, Theresa, Mike & Joan
  • Sonata da camera in Bb major by Janitsch - George, Imogen, Judy, Maragret & Angela
  • Concerti for Five Flutes by Boismortier - Heather, Penny, Diana, Polly & Helen