westdance: Workshops & Concert sponsored by Harpers Hall, Saturday, May 17th, 10 am -- 5:00 pm

Crystal A. Larsen xtalrock at yahoo.com
Thu May 8 11:47:53 PDT 2008


For those of you who can play hooky from work, it appears some of these workshops will be repeated in berekley on June 4th and 5th. 

http://www.historicalharps.org/conference.html


--- On Thu, 5/8/08, Crystal A. Larsen <xtalrock at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Crystal A. Larsen <xtalrock at yahoo.com>
> Subject: westdance: Workshops & Concert sponsored by Harpers Hall, Saturday, May 17th, 10 am -- 5:00 pm
> To: Westdance at westdance.org
> Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008, 11:11 AM
> Same weekend as Mists Investiture, sadly. But if anyone can
> go, please post a review. 
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> > Workshops & Concert sponsored by Harpers Hall
> > ----------------------------------------------
> > 10:00am-noon Accompanying Medieval Song with Harp
> > 1:00pm-3:00pm Playing, Singing and Dancing Historical
> Dances*
> > 3:30pm-5:00pm Concert
> > Medieval Stories and Songs with Harp, Vielle, Rebec
> >
> > Saturday, May 17th, 10 am -- 5:00 pm
> > At The Hubbel House in Los Gatos
> > Located at 550 Hubbel Way in Los Gatos
> > Contact Verlene at info at verlene.com or call
> > 408-448-6685 for reservations
> >
> > Costs:
> >
> > $35 for a single workshop
> > $10 for the concert only
> > $60 for both workshops
> > $40 for one workshop plus concert
> > $65 for both workshops plus concert
> >
> > Those attending both workshops should bring a bag
> lunch.
> >
> > Morning Workshop -- 10 am - noon: *Accompanying
> Medieval Song with 
> > Harp*
> >
> > Since medieval music in based on a modal rather than
> on a harmonic
> > system, accompanying medieval songs posses particular
> challenges. The
> > course will work on developing different types of
> accompaniments, such
> > as drone patterns, melodic accompaniments, and
> intabulating the voices
> > of two or three part songs while singing the first
> voice.
> >
> > Afternoon Workshop -- 1:00 -- 3:00 pm: *Playing,
> Singing and Dancing 
> > Historical Dances*
> >
> > Through singing and dancing to the melodies, harpists
> become familiar
> > with the dances before they begin to play them on the
> harp. At the
> > same time they learn appropriate speed and
> articulation. Special
> > emphasis will be placed on Renaissance and Baroque
> dances that were
> > also sung, for example from John Playford's The
> Dancing Master (17^th
> > -18^th C.) or from the German harp manuscript
> Musicalische Rüstkammer
> > auff der Harfe from 1719. You may want to bring along
> friends,
> > partners, children, who are not harpers, but who would
> just like to
> > dance or sing!
> >
> > Concert Program -- 3:30 -- 5:00: Medieval Stories and
> Songs with 
> > Harp, Vielle, Rebec
> > *Cantefable*
> > Nancy Thym -- voice, harp, storytelling
> > Tilo Viehrig -- medieval fiddle, rebec


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