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.

Monday 18 February 2013

Class - 14th February

We worked hard on our full ensemble pieces at last week's class, in preparation for our first joint rehearsal with the Songbyrds which will happen after our half-term break. It's the first time in the Broken Consort's 40 year history that there's been a collaboration with another group, so we're all very excited to hear how it sounds!

Small group items:
  • 'Rondeau' from 'Abdelazer' by Purcell (Arr. H. Brammer) - Penny, Judy, Theresa, Anya, Nicola, Mike, Kath, John, Rod & Diana
  • 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' by J.S. Bach (Arr. H. Brammer) - George, Imogen, Maureen, Margaret & Joan
  • 'Andante & Rondo' by Doppler - Heather, Helen & Angela

Thursday 14 February 2013

Class - 7th February

We were still looking a little bit sparse in places at last week's rehearsal, especially in the back row! Anyway, we were still able to make good progress in our large ensemble pieces.

Small group items:
  • 'Promenade - Walking the Dog' from 'Shall We Dance?' by Gershwin (Arr. H. Brammer) - Heather, Alison, Polly, Helen, Theresa & Mike
  • Quintet in D Minor by Keller - Imogen, Diana, Kath, John, Rod & Angela
  • Trio Sonata in F Major by Telemann - George, Penny & Joan

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Class - 31st January

After a couple of weeks of record beating attendances, for one reason or another, we were back down to more modest numbers last week. Despite some gaps, our large ensemble pieces are progressing well, and we look forward to our first rehearsal with the Songbyrds at the end of the month.

Small group items:
  • 'Rondeau' from 'Abdelazer' by Purcell (Arr. H. Brammer) - Penny, Helen, Annabel, Theresa, Anya, Nicola, Kath, John & Mike
  • 'Valse des Fleurs' by Kohler - Heather, Alison & Angela
  • Trio Sonata in G Minor by Pepusch - Maureen, Polly & Imogen