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Music session - 5th September 2017

Submitted by Elyna Delynor on September 12, 2017 - 7:41pm

Music session - 5th September 2017


Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer
Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
William de Cameron, tenor recorder
Elyna Delynor, bray harp

Tunes played:

To start with we played Single Bransle and then Double Bransle, in lumps of 4 repeats each looping around. It's a fun way to play them although it highlighted that sometimes the biggest challenge a musician can face is counting to a relatively small number.

Both are becoming nicely stuck in the brain.

We then played Montarde Bransle for a bit.

Then I thought it was time for a new one so we learned to play through Charlotte Bransle. We used dots to remind ourselves how the tune sounded, but then played it by ear after that. Starts on a G, with a Bb in the melody. Will revisit next session.

After that curveball we went back to semi-familiar ground with the Lorrayne Almain and then a run through Madame Sosilia's Almain, both of which we know quite well but have a tendency to get rusty quite quickly.

Future music sessions will take place on Tuesdays rather than Mondays. NEW VENUE! (email me for address), same time (7.30pm - 9.30pm).
Newcomers are very welcome :)                                                          
Elyna Delynor

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