Introduction to Renaissance Music and Renaissance Flute with Amanda Markwick 2021
Sundays 15:00-17:00 UTC+1 (Ireland/UK)
COURSE DETAILS & DATES BELOW!
|1. Renaissance Music Primer:||REGISTER NOW|
|Sessions 1-4 (online)||€140|
|July 4, 18, Aug 29, Sept 12|
|2. Renaissance Music Primer+Workshop:||REGISTER NOW|
|Sessions 1-4 (online)+ in-person weekend workshop (as auditor only)||€200|
|July 4, 18, Aug 29, Sept 12, Nov 13-14|
|3. Introduction to Renaissance Flute:||REGISTER NOW|
|Sessions 1-8 (online)||€250|
|July 4, 18, Aug 29, Sept 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7|
|(instalment plan: €130 registration, €120 before session 5)|
|4. Introduction to Renaissance Flute Full Package:||REGISTER NOW|
|Sessions 1-8 (online), in-person weekend workshop||€400|
|July 4, 18, Aug 29, Sept 12, 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 13-14|
|(instalment plan: €130 registration, €120 before session 5, €150 after session 8 & up to a week before the in-person course)|
* For all options above: optional buy-in to online lessons & coachings, held in the 3 hours after each online course, €60/hour
* Further in-person coachings on Monday, November 15: 10-13h, 14-17h - €60/hour
Session 1 – July 4,
Renaissance Music Skills: Hexachords and Modes
It might surprise you that a scale comprising eight notes was not necessarily the foundation of Renaissance music. In this session, we will first explore the six-note hexachord system just as 16th-century choirboys did, following up with a look at the structure and emotional power of the various modes. Bring your instrument and/or vocal cords for some playing and singing together at the end! (pitch: A440)
Session 2 – July 18
Renaissance Music Skills: Cadences and Musica ficta
In this session, we learn the typical cadential patterns of each voice part, and we will also identify various types of standard and evaded cadences. Musica ficta comes into play when we add sharp and flat notes into the music – we will look at the reasons of necessity or beauty that lead us to use musica ficta. Bring your instrument and/or vocal cords for some playing and singing together at the end! (pitch: A440)
Session 3 – Aug 29
Renaissance Music Skills: Reading from Manuscripts and Original Prints
One of the best parts of playing Renaissance music is reading from the beautiful original notation! But what do all those square and diamond-shaped notes mean? Why is C on a line and not in a space on the music staff? How can you solve mistakes in the original? Is that the Petrucci or Attaignant style of printing? Bring some music paper, a pencil, and an eraser to this session – and as usual, your instrument and/or vocal cords for some playing and singing together at the end! (pitch: A440)
Session 4 – Sept 12
Renaissance Music Skills: Diminutions
Want to impress your friends with a self-composed or improvised virtuosic display on a Renaissance top-ten song? This session is for you! We will briefly look at the extant sources on diminutions, the florid ornaments used to embellish Renaissance music. Focusing on the diminutions by Diego Ortiz (1553), we will play some ourselves, and start adding them to a well-known Renaissance piece as well. Bring some music paper, a pencil, and an eraser to this session – and as usual, your instrument and/or vocal cords for some playing and singing together at the end! (pitch: A440)
Session 5 – Sept 26
Iconography and Sources: Various Ensembles Using Flutes
Taking a (virtual) trip to the museum, dusting off really old cookbooks, pulling out old prints and manuscripts – in this session, we look at various sources to discover how the Renaissance transverse flute was used in different musical settings. We will listen to different combinations of instruments, too, considering what works and what doesn’t work.
Session 6 – Oct 10
Renaissance Music Skills: 16th-Century Articulation for Wind Players
When do you use the articulation ta (or te-ti-to-tu), and when is it better to use te-re? Also, how on earth should you do lere or tellellellelle? 16th-century sources give us tips on all of the above, and they apply equally to recorders, flutes, and cornetti. Bring your instrument to test some historical articulations out together at the end!
Session 7 – Oct 24
(Renaissance) Flute Skills: Sound within the (Modern or Renaissance) Flute Ensemble
Taking the skills we have learned in previous sessions, we use balance, color, and various sizes of flutes to develop an ensemble sound that brings Renaissance music to life. Modern or Renaissance flute ensembles are invited to join in for this specialized coaching session. Please use quality external microphones for this session, if possible.
Session 8 – Nov 7
Renaissance Flute Skills: Sound, Tuning, Fingerings, and Articulation on the Renaissance Flute
Open specifically to flutists playing a copy of a Renaissance flute, this session covers all the basic elements of playing on a Renaissance flute. In a masterclass format, participants are then each invited to play a piece. Please use quality external microphones for this session, if possible.
Please advise us of any mobility or other specific requirements.
Questions? Email us!
Made possible with the support of the Grants Under The Arts Award from Limerick City & County Council Arts & Culture Office.
Note all course materials are copyrighted and property of guest teachers and H.I.P.S.T.E.R