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Recorder Revival

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Saturday 12th November 2016

Venue: St Monica Trust, Westbury-on-Trym


November 12th saw the first ever Be More Musical Recorder Revival. It being the first one ever we were unsure how the morning would run, however as people turned up with varying sizes and styles of recorders it looked like we could soon be making some great music. From the outset we had four recorder parts contributing to our consort from the common descant through alto and tenors down to the much larger bass recorder. We played through a number of old English madrigals and the sound was amazing. Those who hadn't played for a number of years slowly got back into it as the old habits all came back and with occasional discussions to remember a B flat or effective technique for a getting a good tone in the lower register the music quality improved throughout the day. After tea and coffee we enlarged our consort by featuring the overhead height conrtra bass recorder and the miniscule garklein. We finished the day by playing what had become our anthem: Rondeau by Henry Purcell. A really great morning and we hope to see you at the next one in 2017!


I've never played an instrument in a group before so it was fabulous

I loved it - thank you


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