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Clone of Early notation group - third session

Thanks to everyone who came this time (Saturday September 7th), or expressed interest in coming a long in future. 

Below are some notes on what we did and what we learned in this session. Next session, we'll work on similar material. See my first post for the pieces we'll be working on, links to music, and links to more resources. 

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Early notation group - second session

Thanks to everyone who came this time (Saturday August 17th), or expressed interest in coming a long in future. 

Below are some notes on what we did and what we learned in this session. Next session, we'll work on similar material. See my first post for the pieces we'll be working on, links to music, and links to more resources. 

Played: Questa e mia, then A dio signora

Source: Petrucci's first book of frottole, Venice (1504), pp86-87

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Early notation group - first session

Thanks to everyone who came this time (Saturday July 27th), or expressed interest in coming a long in future. 

Below are some notes on what we did and what we learned in this session. Next session, we'll work on similar material. See my first post for the pieces we'll be working on, links to music, and links to more resources. 

Played: Questa e mia

 

Source: Petrucci's first book of frottole, Venice (1504), pp86-87

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Early music notation study-group

What is this?

A practical study-group to learn how to play early music directly from the notation in which it was first written. Specifically, music printed in Italy in about 1500 (possibly extending earlier as we get better at this). 

The philosophy will be "learn by doing" and "one step at a time". 

In each session we'll aim to learn enough theory to play the piece in front of us; and to choose pieces so that we can tackle one challenge at a time.

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Mille Regretz from facsimile

Further adventures in "finding all my favourite pieces* of early music in facsimile".

*That's a long list. Perhaps most of them. This could take a while.

Finding Mille Regretz

Mille Regretz is perhaps my favourite piece by Josquin des Pres (or perhaps not by Josquin - it's up for debate).

Finding it was pretty easy:

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Ave Vera Virginitas: or, more music that isn't what it seems

I'm trying to become more fluent in playing and singing from medieval and renaissance notation, so I'm finding facsimiles of lots familiar pieces to practice on. Unsurprisingly, there are a few surprises on the way ...

Ave Vera Virginitas, Josquin

I learned this from the Big Lochac Snogbook (sic) - a fabulous collection of gorgeous pieces. The SATB setting of Josquin's Ave Vera Virginitas is indeed lovely.

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Finding a piece of medieval music - Landini, Angelica Bilta

So ... this week my wonderful viol teacher, Polly Sussex, set me an interesting piece of homework: find "Angelica Bilta" - a piece by 14thC composer Landini we've been playing - in the Squarcialupi Codex.

There's a facsimile of the codex at IMSLP. Still, easier said than done.

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Agenda : May 2016 meeting

Update: April meeting was cancelled due to illness (mine), so this is largely a repeat of April's agenda.

The May meeting will be at 7pm at Katherina's house in Blockhouse Bay, on Sunday the 29th. All are welcome.

Contact Katherina, the seneschal, for the address: $SENESCHAL_EMAIL$ or $SENESCHAL_PHONE$.

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