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.

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Class - 24th October

It was a busy week...we whizzed through our ensemble pieces...then a few small group pieces, before squeezing in our AGM...whilst enjoying chocolate cake and champagne in honour of Mike's birthday! (Minutes of AGM will be added to the 'Committee' page on here)

Small group items:
  • 'Bouree' & 'Gavotte' from 'Orchestral Suite No. 3' by J. S. Bach (Arr. H. Brammer) - Alison, Helen, Theresa, Nicola, Mike, Kath, Rod, John, Polly & Margaret
  • 'Anitra's Dance' from 'Peer Gynt' by Greig - Heather, Penny, Judy & Angela
  • 'Trio No. 1' by J. S. Bach - Maureen, Diana & Imogen

Saturday 19 October 2013

Class - 17th October

Large ensemble pieces:

  • 'Overture Miniature' & 'Waltz of the Flowers' from 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky (Arr. H. Brammer) 
  • 'Chanson de Matin' & 'Chanson de Nuit' by Elgar (Arr. H. Brammer)
Small group items:
  • 'Sonata IV' by Corelli - Emily, Kath, John, Helen & Angela
  • 'Sonata in D Minor' by Schickhardt - Heather, George, Imogen, Mike & Joan
  • 'Three movements of Handel' - Penny, Maureen, Annabel, Theresa, Nicola & Diana

Sunday 13 October 2013

Class - 10th October

We continused working on our ensemble pieces...'Overture Miniature' and 'Waltz of the Flowers' from 'The Nutcracker' and 'Chanson de Matin' and 'Chanson de Nuit' by Elgar...there was definite improvement  in everything!

Small group items:
  • 'Dance of the Blessed Spirits' by Gluck (Arr. H. Brammer) - Heather, Alison, Theresa, Nicola, Kath, Rod, John, Polly & Mike
  • 'A Spring Rondo' by Mozart - Penny, Judy & Angela
  • Schickhardt Sonata in C Minor - George, Imogen, Diana, Margaret & Joan

Saturday 5 October 2013

Class - 3rd October

We started work on our final ensemble piece this week ('Overture Miniature' from 'The Nutcracker')...speed may be the challenge with this one!...and continued with the other pieces too.

Small group items:
  • J. C. Bach 'Quintet in D Major' - Heather, Annabel, Polly, Mike & Angela
  • 'Three Movements from Mr Handel' - Alison, Judy, Theresa & Diana
  • Haydn 'London Trios' - Penny, Imogen & Helen
  • Keller 'Sonata in C' - George, Maureen, Kath, John, Rod & Joan