da Gamba Society - New England - Winter Workshop 2014
Date: Sunday January
There are 2 ways to Register for
the VdGS-NE Winter Workshop 2014:
Click here to Register Online
If you register online, payment
of all fees for the workshop etc must be sent in advance. Upon receipt
of your payment you will be contacted to confirm your
participation. Click here
for the fee schedule.
Method 2) Click
the link below for the pdf version of the Workshop
Flyer. Then, fill out the paper registration form(s), include
your check, and mail everything in to the address immediately below.
make your check payable to VdGS-NE and send it to:
"Motets (and Masses) On Viols"
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Viola da Gamba
Winter Workshop 2014
Motets (and Masses)
Slosberg Music Building
Brandeis University, Waltham MA
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: December 23rd, 2013
Music Director: Loren Ludwig
Coordinator: Joan Boorstein
Featuring Wendy Gillespie, Larry Lipnik,
Loren Ludwig, ZoeWeiss
English consort music was deeply
influenced by the distinctive musical language of church
polyphony—the masses and motets sung by men and boys as part of
the liturgy. Even after the Reformation pushed Catholic ritual music
underground, the style persisted in publications by Byrd and Tallis, in
the select English chapels that were allowed to continue to celebrate
in Latin, and in manuscripts of music for both voices and viols. Many
of the 16th C. English manuscripts that contain consort music, in fact,
also contain motets (and occasionally masses!) by English and
continental composers, some copied without words—a practice that
suggests instrumental performance.
This workshop will use viols to explore the beautiful and diverse music
of the English church (both Catholic and Protestant). Class offerings
will focus on fabulous music that is less well known to modern viol
players but that was of central importance in the development of
consort music’s musical idioms.
For more information contact: Loren Ludwig (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joan Boorstein (email@example.com)
|9:00 - 9:30
||Registration and Set-up
||Please bring a stand
||For scholarship and senior
rates, email Sybil Kevy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to Brandeis University (415 South Street,WalthamMA 02454)
From theMass. Turnpike (I-90)
Eastbound Take exit 14 for I-95/Rt 128. After the toll,
keep left for 95/128 North. While on ramp, exit immediately onto exit
24 for Route 30. Bear left onto Route 30. Turn right at first traffic
light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into
South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South
From theMass. Turnpike (I-90)Westbound
Take exit 15 for I-95/Rt 128 and Route 30. After the toll
proceed straight for Route 30. Turn right at end of the ramp, and then
right again at first traffic light onto Route 30. Turn left at next
traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it
turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left,
at 415 South Street.
From route I95/Rte. 128 Southbound
Take exit 26 at Rte. 20 Eastbound. Follow 20 towardWaltham
for about½mile to the third traffic light, South St., on
right. Brandeis is about½mile down South St. on the right.
From I-95/Route 128 Northbound
Take exit 24 for Route 30. Route 30 is one of several
options at this exit, so follow signs carefully. Turn left at the top
of the ramp onto Route 30. Turn right at the traffic lights onto River
Street. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street.
Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.
Slosberg Music Building is the first
building on the left upon entering the campus. Some parking is
available at Slosberg in the M (Music) lot. If this is full, proceed up
the hill past the M lot to the T (Theatre) lot. Mandel is at the top of
the campus, beyond the Library. The Tower lot is nearby.
Click here for a Map/Directions via Google
Print Legibly and
Fill In Your Information:
__This is a new or changed address.
circle your level for the instrument(s) you wish to play:
(For self-rating information, please visit www.vdgsa.org - Self Rating Guide.
Here you will find a self-rating guide (by Martha
Bishop), which offers good guidelines for evaluating your level)
___ I would
like to play in the Beginners’ Class ;
___ I will be playing
with a preformed consort.
Other Member's Names:
note that because of the proximity of the workshop to the winter
holidays we will all be learning the music in our classes; Please check the following items only if you REALLY need the music to be made available in advance as in the past.
send me music for my classes in advance: ____ by email; ____ by post
___ Please tell me in advance what pieces I will be playing in my
Class Offerings. Please indicate your interest (1 = highest)
[ ] Eton Choir Book. Dating
from the first years of the 16th century, the ECB is one of the few
surviving collections of pre-Reformation English polyphony. Come tangle
with these complex and beautiful pieces from the “lost”
generation of the very earliest Tudor composers. 5-8 advanced players
[ ] Plainsong Canons. The many
published and unpublished volumes of “canons to the
plainsong”—multi-part imitative pieces composed around bits
of chant—present something of a mystery: are they virtuosic
compositional miniatures? Disguised secret Catholic code? Practice
pieces for young musicians? Explore this fun and fascinating repertory
of musical brain teasers. Any number, any level.
[ ]When David Heard. Spend a period with the famous settings byWeelkes and Tomkins of this amazing text. 5 intermediate-advanced players.
[ ] Choice Psalms. Enjoy
tuneful 4-part Psalm settings by a who’s who of Elizabethan
composers (Tallis, Dowland, Farmer, Kirbye, etc.). These pieces are
musically approachable and distinctly English with their sweet
harmonies and aching cross relations. Doubling possible. 4-8 Advanced
beginner-Lower intermediate players.
[ ] Early Byrd. Explore
Byrd’s earliest published sacred music as well as works by Thomas
Tallis from their collaborative 1575 publication, Cantiones Sacrae.
[ ] From Motet to Fantasy. Trace the evolution from vocal to instrumental style with works by Byrd, Parsons, Taverner and Tallis.
[ ] Great Motets from the Dow Partbooks.
This justly famous collection of 5 partbooks contains gorgeous music by
composers including Byrd, White, Tye, and Tallis and represents a high
water mark of Tudor polyphony. Facsimiles will be available for those
who would like to read from original notation.
[ ] Byrd Masses. William Byrd
published three masses—one each a3, a4, and a5—that sound
wonderful on viols. Doubling possible. LI-UI.
[ ] This is the Record of Gibbons.
Gibbons’ anthems combine the sobriety of the liturgical style
with the composers’ unique tunefulness and rhythmic vitality.
Everyone will play, some may also sing (please specify if you’d
like to sing as well as play and tell us your vocal range). 5-6
intermediate to advanced players.
___I will contribute__salad for 6;
__cookies or fruit for 6
___I will help with morning set-up
___I will help set up lunch
___I will help clean up at the end
of the day
– 2014 Membership Dues only: ($15)
||Non-Member's Registration and
(includes annual dues)
||Reduced fare Registration
(available only after consultation with Sybil Kevy) ($40)
Class ($20) (Beginner's pay only
to support the VdGS-NE with a Contribution:
( Friend: $25 Sponsor: $50
Patron: $100 Donor $250)
Please make your check payable to
VdGS-NE and send with this form to:
Sybil Kevy, 154 Plain
Rd., Wayland, MA 01778
Deadline: December 23rd, 2013
Late registrations will be accepted only if space is available!
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