The Greater Denver Recorder Society invites you to a workshop for recorders, viols and all early instruments. Thomas Ravenscroft, Robert Johnson and others found inspiration and humor within the pastoral English countryside—melodious minglings of ravens, frogs, mice and maidens, giving us the songs, phansies, and other instrumental pieces of the English Renaissance. Explore pavans and galliards—two dances originating in the 15th and 16th centuries that spread throughout Europe, and were often paired in a kind of musical marriage. “Guid gear comes in sma’ bulk” is a Scottish English/Gaelic phrase that means “Good things come in small packages,” and aptly describes fanciful tunes from the Scottish Baroque—like those from Oswald’s Caledonian Pocket Companion, Barsanti’s Collection of Old Scots Tunes, and Geminiani’s settings of folk tunes from the British Isles.
The workshop offers two concert opportunities: included in the fee, a faculty mini-concert before the May 19 evening playing session; and a group ticket rate for workshop participants to hear a May 20 concert of the complete Brandenburg concertos,
played by the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.