Music session - 5th September 2017
Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer
Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
William de Cameron, tenor recorder
Elyna Delynor, bray harp
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 :)