Workshop: Recorder Music of the Last and Present Centuries with Moira Usher

Sun 14May2023

A day discovering music that was actually written for the recorder!

Badger Farm Community Centre, 2 Badger Farm Rd, Winchester SO22 4QB

2 Badger Farm Rd, Winchester SO22 4QB

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Since our instrument was made prominent in the 20th century much music has been composed for amateur groups to play.

As player technique improved, compositions became more complex. Bass recorders began to appear then become common. During the 21st century more people have added Great Basses and Contrabasses to their armoury and the sopranino and even garklein have been known to be given voice!

During the day we will look at the development of compositions from both amateur and professional composers, some obscure, some well-known. We will look at a few (a very few!) avantgarde techniques and listen to a couple of examples, but mainly we will play.

The pieces chosen will depend on how many attend, the level of ability of the players coming and which instruments they can play.

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