WEEKEND ONLINE CLASSES

AEM ONLINE WEEKEND CLASSES

SCHEDULE MAY 8 & 9, 2021 (Eastern Time)
CLASS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

See all the MAY CLASSES here!
SATURDAY JUNE 5 Class Schedule

Saturday, May 8
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDT (10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Pacific)  Breaking Ground with Ortiz, with Zoe Weiss viol
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EDT (12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Pacific) Contenance Angloise: Early English Polyphony from 1270 to 1450 with Rainer Beckmann recorder

Sunday, May 9
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (10:00 a.m. Pacific) Care and Feeding of Your Recorder(s) with Emily O’Brien and Roy Sansom
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EDT (noon Pacific)  Seventeenth-Century Dance Music with Jason Priset guitar

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Saturday, May 8, 2021

Breaking Ground with Ortiz, with Zoe Weiss viol
1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Diego Ortiz's 1553 publication Trattado de Glosas is an important early manual on viol playing as well as the practice of improvising diminutions. Ortiz includes a number of wonderful pieces exemplifying the improvisatory practice of diminution based on popular chord progressions and luckily for us, they are not so difficult to play! In this class, we'll explore three of these recercadas sobre tenores Italianos using exciting continuo backing tracks created just for this occasion and which will be available to students after the class for their future practice and fun. I will provide parts suitable for bass, tenor, or treble viol for all three pieces well in advance of class. Students can choose to prepare one or more recercadas ahead of time or simply play along as we explore how Ortiz develops his ideas above the harmonic movement of the ground. Non-viol players who are interested in these pieces are more than welcome to join at A=415. Geared to: viols. Pitch:A=415.

Contenance Angloise: Early English Polyphony from 1270 to 1450 with Rainer Beckmann recorder
3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
English composers of the 15th century were praised for the sweetness and sonority of their polyphonic music. Their style of composing subsequently became known as contenance angloise, or "English manner." This class examines early English polyphony predating, leading up to, and constituting the style with its frequent use of harmonic thirds and sixths. The class’s playlist consists of a number of highly idiosyncratic vocal pieces. It opens with a lively Alleluia from the Worcester school (13th/14th century), followed by a beautiful 13th-century motet possibly written by W. de Wicumbe (fl. c.1275) and a dynamic chace-like piece linked to Johannes Alanus (d. 1373). The second half of the playlist is made up of a charming motet by Thomas Byttering (fl. 1400 - 1420) from the Old Hall Manuscript, a lesser-known motet by John Dunstable (c.1390 - 1453), as well as a mesmerizing late Medieval carol from MS Egerton 3307 (copied out between 1430 and 1444). Geared to: recorder players. Play-along recordings feature SATB recorders. Pitch: A=440.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Care and Feeding of Your Recorder(s) with Emily O’Brien and Roy Sansom
1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (10:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
Join Emily and Roy from the Von Huene workshop in a short presentation covering the basics of recorder care. Learn what you should do for your recorders, what you should not do, and what you can do yourself or should have a professional repair person do. Topics will include: Cleaning and oiling (or not oiling) your recorder, warming your recorder, re-threading your tenons, and what can go wrong with your instrument. If you want to try oiling your recorder during the session, you will need the following items: A cleaning rod with a loop on one end, a small and a larger piece of cotton cloth, and either linseed oil (same as flaxseed oil) or any edible nut oil, such as almond oil, and Q-tips.

Seventeenth-Century Dance Music with Jason Priset guitar
3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
This class will be a study of 17th-century Spain and its composers. Focus will be on the dances, with variations, written for the guitar that are originally written in tablature and mostly inaccessible to non-guitarists. The music will be arranged into notation including melody and bass. The composers that will be the main focus of this class are Gaspar Sanz, Francisco Guerau, and Santiago de Murcia. Open to: all continuo instruments (lute, guitar, and harpsichord) as well as to melodic instrumentalists who wish to learn more about this repertoire. Students of all levels will be welcome. Pitch: A = 440

Join us for AEM ONLINE classes each weekend! Register for any number of sessions - classes are $25 per session. After you register, you will receive an email with a link to a webpage for each class, where you can access music and any other class materials, along with the Zoom session link. Class sessions run 90 minutes, with 15 minutes for introductions and last minute tech help, and 75 minutes of class time. Class sessions are offered using the Zoom meeting app, or your web browser. Participants new to Zoom are encouraged to attend the Zoom tutorial each Friday at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (1:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time). If for any reason a class doesn’t work for you, please let us know, and we will refund your registration fee.