Music session - 24th October 2017
Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer
Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
William de Cameron, tenor recorder
Katherina Weyssin, treble viol da gamba
Elyna Delynor, bray harp
Emily, soprano recorder
I was impressed at the numbers at this session given most of us had returned from a long weekend camp... despite a bit of brain-lack (well, certainly on my part) there was still some good music played.
Initially we revisited the ones that our newest person did with us last week, namely:
- Earl of Essex Measures
- Lorrayne Almain
- New Almain
and then we added
- Madame Sosilia's Almain
- Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie
which she hadn't done but had no problem with.
Finally we played a bit of
- Single Bransle with no dots which was jolly fun.
Out of the blue I decided to record us playing Earl of Essex Measures, no doubt to the terror of some of the players, but I have been meaning to do this for a while and will continue to do so as often as I can get away with. I think there is often a tendency to focus on listening to oneself when the recording is played back, but if that can be overcome it is a good tool for hearing the overall balance of the instruments and how things are fitting together. None of these recordings are going to be published or shared... they are just so that we can listen to ourselves objectively.
Future music sessions will take place on Tuesdays rather than Mondays. NEW VENUE! (email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for address), same time (7.30pm - 9.30pm).
Newcomers are very welcome :)