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SOUTH BAY BUZZ

Newsletter of the South Bay Recorder Society

A Chapter of the American Recorder Society

An Affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society

 

February 2015


February Meeting
David Hogan Smith will be returning to South Bay to direct our chapter meeting at 7:30 PM on Friday, February 13th, in the Choir Room of San Jose Congregational Church. David is the founder and director of The King's Trumpetts and Shalmes, a four-member ensemble which performs music of the Renaissance for shawm band. Its repertoire extends from the late fourteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century, utilizing early wind instruments such as shawms, sackbuts, recorders, and crumhorns. The King’s Trumpetts and Shalmes performs regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay area. Hogan Smith has compiled, arranged and published an extensive collection of printed music for shawms, brass, crumhorns, recorders, oboes, and mixed instruments under The King's Trumpetts and Shalmes Music Editions. He is an accomplished musician and reed maker, who has also published two scholarly works: Reed Design for Early Woodwinds which has been hailed as an exhaustive and well-researched reed handbook for Renaissance wind instruments; and Trombone Technique in the Renaissance: a discussion of the acoustic design and usage of the trombone during the 16th and 17th centuries. Mr. Smith is also a member of and has recorded with the Festival Consort, which released Renaissance Glory: Christmas with the Festival Consort in 2006. He lives in San Francisco.

David writes. “We will be doing 6-part music from the Copenhagen wind band manuscript, a collection of mostly German music compiled about 1540 for the wind band at the Danish royal chapel. There will also be some music for double choir circa 1600, suitable for crumhorns and recorders. Crumhorns and other instruments are welcome.”

Treasurer’s Report
Thanks to Georgiana Rudge, Mike Megas, Joyce Pennell, Jean Ridley, and Anne Ng (in order of decreasing generosity) for a total of $275 in tax-deductible donations to SBRS via SFEMS in response to our annual appeal. Thanks also to Laura Gonsalves and Mike and Joyce for adding donations to their membership dues for another $65. This definitely helps balance the budget without increasing dues.
Anne Ng, Treasurer/Membership

Hospitality
In the absence of any known volunteers, thank you Laura, Rachel, Harry, Georgiana, and Stevie for surprising me with all your offerings for the break at the January meeting. I would love a couple of volunteers to let me know if they can provide any finger food towards refreshments for the February meeting, please. (408)246-0771 or jean.ridley@att.net . Many thanks,
Jean Ridley, Hospitality. (jean.ridley@att.net)


Music Opportunities
Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 7:00 PM – The Driftwood Consort
Lars Johannesson & Alissa Roedig (flutes); Amy Brodo (viola da gamba); Sheila Willey (soprano); and Jonathan Salzedo (harpsichord). http://www. driftwoodconsort.org/


Saturday, February 28, 2015 – 3:00 PM – Flauti Dolci & Amici I
A collection of recorder consorts and mixed ensembles from around the Bay Area, including: The Peralta Consort, Ensembel Trecento, the Belmont Consort, Double Quintessence, and Divertimenti.

The two concerts above are part of the Westminster Presbyterian Church Early Music Series and are held in the sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 Shasta Avenue (at the Alameda), San Jose. The venue is wheelchair accessible and a reception follows each concert. Suggested donation is $10. For further information: email wpc@dslextreme.com or call 408-294-7447.

SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2015, IS THE DATE FOR SOUTH BAY’S ANNUAL WORKSHOP, DIRECTED BY GLEN SHANNON. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ONE OF THE BAY AREA’S FINEST COMPOSERS OF RECORDER MUSIC!

Click to see Flyer [page 1 with registration] [page 2 with map]


Schedule of SBRS DIRECTORS for 2014 - 2015
12 September -Shira Kamen             
3 October – Claudia Gantivar            
14 November - Andrew Levy         
9 January - Joyce Johnson-Hamilton   
13 February - David Hogan-Smith

13 March – Members’ Night
28 March – Workshop – Glen Shannon
10
April – Judy Linsenberg
8
May – Greta Haug-Hyrciw


Newsletter Editor: Laura Gonsalves
4946 Manitoba Drive, San Jose, CA 95130
e-mail: lauraagonsalves@yahoo.com
website: //www.sfems.org/sbrs