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(September 8th, 2019 by Katherina Weyssin)

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. 

(August 18th, 2019 by Katherina Weyssin)

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

(July 27th, 2019 by Katherina Weyssin)

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

(July 19th, 2019 by Katherina Weyssin)

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.

(December 29th, 2017 by Katherina Weyssin)

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:

(December 29th, 2017 by Katherina Weyssin)

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.

(October 31st, 2017 by Katherina Weyssin)

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.

(February 3rd, 2017 by William de Cameron)

All the aiglets... so I have a new obsession.

(July 20th, 2016 by William de Cameron)

So as with many things, this started out one day with the usual thought "I wonder what I can do with that". That, in this case, was about a kilogram of honey which my sister had brought me from some hives they had at home. And what can I do with it turned out to be making some short mead.

(March 4th, 2016 by Katherina Weyssin)

Recipe and instructions for scaling the chicken and bacon pies that Katherina and Anna made for lunch at May Crown Tournament in 2015.

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