Recorder ensemble: advanced

Course Dates: 22/09/21 - 08/12/21
Time: 16:15 - 18:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
If you are already experienced in recorder playing, join this friendly group to develop your ensemble skills and musicianship, specific to recorder technique and repertoire. break week: 16 Feb 2022.
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Course Code: ME952A

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Full Wed, day, 22 Sep - 08 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is for advanced players of recorders of any size, and will develop your musicianship skills and playing technique.

What will we cover?

- playing different instruments of the recorder family
- technical instruction including breathing, tuning and articulation
- playing in tune and in time with an ensemble
- prepared transposition, reading up an octave and reading bass clef
- stylistic awareness, appropriate ornamentation and embellishment on the recorder
- studying specific works in their historical context, evaluating recordings.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- confidently play at least two different sizes of recorder
- play your recorders with improved technical facility
- transpose and play at sight from music in different clefs
- recognise and interpret symbols for ornaments; choose and perform appropriate ornaments
- better understand the variety of stylistic interpretation of recorder repertoire.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is for experienced recorder players who are interested in exploring more complex technique and repertoire. Repertoire will be Grade 5-6 standard.
You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Group playing with the whole ensemble or in sections
Tutor explanation and demonstration
Reference to scores and recordings
You are strongly encouraged to practise your individual parts regularly between session.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring your own recorder(s), a pencil and eraser. Musical material will be provided by the tutor via Google Classroom.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may continue with Recorder ensemble: advanced for as many terms as you wish. Different repertoire is covered each term.
You may also be interested in music history classes; please see the blog post Music history: your guide to the programme.

Peter Wendland

Peter is a professional viol and recorder player. He performs and records professionally, notably as a member of the renowned Rose Consort of Viols. He has several diplomas as a viol performer, from Köln and Den Hague, and German state qualifications as a teacher of recorder and viol to higher education. Peter has over thirty years’ teaching experience in one-to-one and group sessions, ranging from adult beginners and keen amateurs to students at music colleges, professionals, and children. He teaches regularly on international summer courses in Europe. At City Lit Peter teaches recorders and early music. He loves to communicate and bring out the beauty and sensitivity in "early" music.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.