2024 Festival Classes Week 2

Participants who have registered will receive a link to choose their classes. (coming soon!)
Pitch for classes is A=440 unless otherwise noted.

 

Early Morning Class Period: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Early Notation for All with Patricia Petersen

Open to voices and soft instruments (recorder, flute, viol, lute, and others).

 

Francesco Mancini’s 12 Solos for Recorder and/or Flute with Gwyn Roberts

Open to alto recorders and flutes, plus instruments who can play a continuo line, including, but not limited to, bass recorder, bass viol, cello, bassoon, and harpsichord. Pitch: A=415.

 

A Medieval Sampler: Music from 13th- and 14th-century Spain and Italy with Annette Bauer

Open to instruments and voices, all levels.

 

La Spagna with Mark Rimple

For recorders, viols, voice, and plucked instruments

 

The Art of Consort Playing: Turning Notes into Music

With Rotem Gilbert, Eric Haas, Wendy Powers; for all levels of recorders

 

Renaissance Recorders with Frances Blaker

For players familiar with Renaissance recorder fingering who own or can borrow hand-built Renaissance recorders. Players must bring at least two sizes.

 

Double Trouble: A Reed Potpourri

With Daniel Stillman, Wouter Verschuren; for upper intermediate to advanced shawms and dulcians.

 

Sackbut, or Getting Down to Brass Tacks with Liza Malamut

For sackbut players.

 

Cornetto Revealed with Nathaniel Cox

For cornetto players

 

Viol Consort: Petrucci’s Prints

With Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley, Pitch: A=440.

 

Harpsichord Master Class with Peter Sykes

For keyboard players.

 

Coffee Break 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

 

Late Morning Class Period: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

 

Lions of Venice: Music of Monteverdi and Gabrieli for voices and mixed instruments

With Emily Eagen and Lawrence Lipnik; open to voices, recorders, viols, flutes, lutes, and other soft instruments. Viols please note that class pitch is A=440.

 

Gygges and Squeakings with Shira Kammen

 

Polychoral Ensembles: Music of Venice and Seville

With Liza Malamut, Wouter Verschuren; for upper intermediate cornetto, sackbut, shawm, dulcian.

 

When Old Music was New:  Musica Nova, 1540 and 1559 with Rosamund Morley

For viol players, a full set of Renaissance viols have been generously loaned to AEM for this class.

 

Beginning Lute with Jason Priset

Open to all.

 

Introduction to Partimento with Alissa Duryee

For keyboard players, other instruments welcome.

 

New London Assembly Lectures, Presentations & Concerts

A different presentation every day from faculty in the New London Assembly. Open to all. You may drop in if you are not taking another class at this time.

 

Early Afternoon Class Period: 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Intermediate Early Notation: Nota Bene with Wendy Powers

Open to recorders, flutes, viols, and other soft instruments and good sight singers who don’t mind vocalizing on untexted parts. All should have a bit of experience with Renaissance notation and C clefs.

 

Et in Terra Pax: Exploring the Late Medieval Polyphonic Mass in Italy with Mark Rimple

For intermediate to upper intermediate voices and instruments.

 

Recorder and Flute Master Class with Gwyn Roberts

To perform or audit. A= 415 and 440 instruments welcome.

 

Birth Pangs of the Baroque: Frottole and the Early 16th-Century Madrigal with Tish Berlin

For intermediate to upper intermediate recorders.

 

IBERIA! Music of Spain and Portugal, from the 14th to the 17th Centuries, with Patricia Petersen

For intermediate to upper intermediate recorders.

 

Polyphonic Pleasures: Splendid Music from Renaissance Italy and Spain Ricketts

For voices (all ranges) and low recorders (tenor, bass, great bass, and contrabass).

 

Hiding in Plain Sight: Italians in Oxford Can. 213 with Valerie Horst

For recorder players who are comfortable with triple mensuration and ligatures.

 

Renaissance Recorders Consort with Annette Bauer

For players familiar with Renaissance recorder fingering who own or can borrow Renaissance consort recorders. Players must bring at least two sizes.

 

A Mediterranean Miscellany for the Renaissance Flute with Eric Haas

For upper intermediate to advanced Renaissance flutes.

 

Song of Solomon with Liza Malamut, Daniel Stillman

Upper intermediate to advanced cornetto, sackbut, dulcian.

 

Cornet and Sackbut Ensemble with Nathaniel Cox

For upper intermediate and up cornets and sackbuts.

 

Arise My Beloved: Sacred and Secular Music from Italian Sources with Rotem Gilbert

For advanced shawms, sackbuts and dulcians.

 

Rubies and Pearls: Treasures from Italian and Spanish Manuscripts and Partbooks on Renaissance Viols with Lawrence Lipnik

Explore music of Italy and Spain using a full set of Renaissance viols that have been generously loaned to AEM for this class. For upper intermediate to advanced viols. 

 

Viol Consort: Frescobaldi and Friends with Rosamund Morley

For upper intermediate to advanced viols.

 

The Frottole of Marchetto Cara and Friends with Patricia Ann Neely

For intermediate viol players.

 

"With Freedom Comes Responsibility" with Peter Sykes

For keyboard players

 

Late Afternoon Class Period: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 

Early Notation - Circa 1400, Italy: Music by Matteo de Perugia with Annette Bauer

Open to recorders. Solid foundations in reading early notation are required!

 

Beginning Renaissance Notation for Singers and Instrumentalists with Carol Marsh

Open to all.

 

Late Medieval Italian Music: The Trecento with Shira Kammen

For instruments and voices.

 

Let’s Start At the Very Beginning… with Mark Rimple

For singers, intermediate to upper intermediate recorders, viols, and other soft instruments.

 

Renaissance Music Theory with Loren Ludwig

Open to all.

 

Baroque Ensembles

For experienced singers and players of recorder, flute, oboe, bassoon, viol, violin, cello, and harpsichord.

 

Venetian Canzonas with Gwyn Roberts

For intermediate and up recorders.

 

The Many Sides of Francisco Guerrero with Valerie Horst

For upper intermediate to advanced recorders.

 

Flanders invades the Vatican!  Masses and Motets from the Vatican Libraries, with Patricia Petersen

For upper intermediate to advanced recorders.

 

Lerma and Puebla: Music of the Ministriles with Douglas Kirk

For upper intermediate shawm, cornetto, dulcian, sackbut who can sight read well.

 

Music of Cristobal Morales

With Nathaniel Cox, Wouter Verschuren; for upper intermediate to advanced shawm, cornetto, dulcian, sackbut.

 

Beginning Dulcian with Sally Merriman

Open to all.

 

Vicento Lusitano: An Afro-Portuguese Composer in Rome with Patricia Ann Neely

For upper intermediate to advanced viols.

 

Plucked from the Renaissance and Transported to the Baroque! with Jason Priset

For lutes and other plucked strings.

 

Vocal Technique with Historical Inspirations for the 21st-Century Singer with Emily Eagen

For vocalists

 

Schiaffo sul viso! Drumming in Italy and Spain with Spiff Wiegand

Open to all.