Seminar: Introduction to French Baroque Music. Session 8 in Seminar Series in Early Music Performance

Mon 10 - Mon 10May2021

Music Director Lewis Baratz will discuss and demo some of the issues encountered when playing French baroque music.

Highland Park Recorder Society, Inc., ( Zoom event

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7:30 PM, with a Meet & Greet at 7:15 PM. (Eastern Daylight Time.) - 9:00 P.M.

$15 to audit, or $30 per seminar

Coming up on Monday, May 10th is our next Seminar in Early Music Performance,
“Introduction to French Baroque Music.” The program will begin at 7:30 PM, with
a Meet & Greet at 7:15 PM. (All times are Eastern Daylight Time.)

This seminar will discuss some of the issues encountered when playing French
baroque music. We will learn about the musical establishment at the courts of
Louis XIII and Louis XIV; review issues of rhythm, articulation, and ornamentation;
and then learn to add style to our playing.

The repertory list comprises pieces by Franćois Couperin, Daniel Demoivre, and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre.

Lewis Baratz, HPRS Music Director for 2020-2021, and Sarah Davol, oboist, guest artist for
this seminar, will demonstrate selections by Francois Couperin and Jacques
Martin Hotteterre. As a group, we will play through the unaccompanied Suite in F
Major of Daniel de Moivre on alto recorder.

Participants are encouraged to choose one or more movements from any of five selections by Jacques-Martin Hotteterre to play for the group, on soprano, alto, or tenor recorder, as appropriate. Lewis and Sarah will coach on style. If we have no volunteers, we will walk through some of the movements as a group.

Participants are asked to play while muted, and are encouraged to have questions
ready about the music or any technical challenges they encounter when playing
this music. For more information or to register, visit:

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners
Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

Contact: Donna Messer: / 732-828-7421 or 732-824-2231 USA