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.

Sunday 29 September 2013

Class - 26th September

All went well as we continued to work on 'Waltz of the Flowers' and 'Chanson de Matin' and 'Chanson de Nuit' at this week's class...there even seemed to be some dynamics creeping in!

Small group items:
  • Quintet in D Minor by Keller - George, Imogen, Maureen, Kath, John, Margaret & Joan
  • 'Dance of th Hours' from 'La Gioconda' by Ponchielli (Arr. Terry Kenny) - Penny, Theresa, Nicola & Mike
  • Concerto in D Minor by J. S.Bach (Arr. Jasmine Choi) - Heather, Helen & Angela

Sunday 22 September 2013

Class - 19th September

We started a brand new term this week, which means some new music ('Waltz of the Flowers' from The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky) and revisiting some old favourites ('Chanson de Matin' and 'Chanson de Nuit' by Elgar). It was lovely to see (almost) everyone again after the summer break, and we welcomed back Penny who was absent last term.

Small group items:
  • Trio Sonata in G major by Telemann - Penny, Kath, Diana & Angela
  • Sonata in F major by Scarlatti - George, Imogen, Maureen, Margaret & Joan
  • Two Minuets by Beethoven (Arr. H. Brammer) - Alison, Annabel, Theresa, Nicola, Rod, John & Mike

Sunday 8 September 2013

Summer Music @ Imogen's

We had our last summer music gathering of the holiday last Thursday, and this time it was hosted by Imogen. We selected the music using our usual method, and here's what we played:
  • 'Andante' from the Surprise Symphony' by Haydn 
  • 'English Dance No. IV' by Malcolm Arnold
  • 'Chanson de Nuit' by Elgar
  • 'The Great Gate of Kiev' from Pictures at an Exhibition' by Mussorgsky 
  • 'Romance' from 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' by Mozart
  • 'Badinerie' from 'Suite in B Minor' by J. S. Bach
  • 'Seventeen come Sunday' from 'English Folksong Suite' by Vaughan Williams
  • 'March - For the Love of Three Satsumas (Oranges)' by Prokofiev
  • 'Rondo' from 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' by Mozart
We concluded the evening with some delicious food & drink and fabulously entertaining story-telling from Joan!

The new term starts in a couple of weeks (September 19th), so I'll be back again then.