and on November 6 & 7, November 20 & 21, December 4,5, and 11! See below for class schedule, and click here for complete class descriptions for November and December Classes. NEW! January Classes coming soon! January 15-16, and 29-30. Mark your calendar!

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(Class times are Eastern Time)

DECEMBER 4, 5 (Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday, December 4
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ❦ Bicinia 1642 - 2012 with Tom Beets, recorder
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ❦ Favorite Flute Duets! with Na’ama Lion, flute

Sunday, December 5
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ❦ The Holly and the Oak: Nature Images in Medieval and Renaissance Music with Shira Kammen, vielle
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ❦ The Viol that Sings: Playing the Fantasies of Giovanni Coperario with Mary Springfels, viol

DECEMBER 11 (Eastern Standard Time)
Saturday, December 11
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ❦ Tis the Season for Polyphony with Amy Bearden, voice

Saturday, December 4
Bicinia 1642 - 2012 with Tom Beets recorder
In this session Tom Beets will guide us through two of his favourite recorder duets. The first piece, La Tristesse, is a delightfully sober yet challenging piece by Glen Shannon. It develops a rather serious ground motive into an emotional narrative, using even the highest register of the tenor and bass recorder. The second piece is a fantaisie from the Fantaisies à deux parties print of Nicolas Métru (Paris 1642). This set, although clearly composed with didactic purposes in mind, contains vivid and Italian-style bicinia that are fun to investigate and play. Both a barred and an unbarred version is available. Both pieces are set for tenor and bass recorder. It goes without saying that the top part can also be played on a soprano. Please, if possible, prepare both parts of these delightful duets. Geared to: upper intermediate to advanced recorders. Pitch: A=440.”

Favorite flute duets! with Na'ama Lion flute
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Central / 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Pacific)
A collection of duets to please and to challenge! A relatively unknown, charming duet by Naudot, a haunting duet by Pierre Philidor, and the first duet from the well-known set by W.F. Bach, which will keep you on your toes! Join me for an afternoon of beautiful and varied favorite flute duets! Geared to: upper intermediate and up, flute and voice flute players. Pitch: A=415. Repertory:
Naudot, Suite II in G Major, starts on p. 6 of the pdf (printed page 10)
Pierre Danican-Philidor, Suite Op. 1, No. 3
W.F. Bach, Duet No. 1 in E Minor

Sunday, December 5
The Holly and the Oak: Nature Images in Medieval and Renaissance Music with Shira Kammen vielle
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time (12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Central / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific) Bach's sacred Medieval and Renaissance compositions of one to five parts with texts celebrating trees, flowers, stars, and creatures of all kinds, with compositions by Guillaume de Machaut, Guillaume Dufay, Henry VIII, Thomas Ravenscroft, Anonymous, and more! Geared to: intermediate and up singers and instrumentalists. Pitch: A=440.

The Viol that Sings: Playing the Fantasies of Giovanni Coperario with Mary Springfels recorder
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Central / 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Pacific)
Giovanni Coperario, aka John Cooper, was an innovative and influential composer, active in the first decades of the 17th Century. Dozens of his five-part fantasies bear evocative Italian titles; this suggests that players should think of them as songs without words. We’ll try to find poetic structures buried in his beautiful writing, and to apply bowed nuances apt for the poetry. Geared to: intermediate to advanced viols. Pitch: A=415.

Saturday, December 11
Tis the Season for Polyphony with Amy Bearden voice
Ring in the upcoming Winter holidays with polyphony traditionally sung at this time of the year! This class will be a play-through, repertoire reading class with carols, antiphony, polyphony, and so much more. Come prepared with multiple parts or stick with your favorite. You will sing or play along with my multi-tracked vocal ensemble. We won’t be able to hear each other, but we can imagine we are one big ensemble presenting our Holiday Concert! Geared to: all - instrumentalists and singers. Pitch: A = 440.

About AEM Online Classes
Registrants will receive an email with a link to a webpage for each class. Visit the webpage for music and class materials, (available in advance!) and at class time for the Zoom link. Miss a class or want to see two at the same time? Class recordings will replace the Zoom links after the class, and be available for seven days. Classes run 90 minutes, with the first 10 minutes for introductions and last-minute tech help.