Welcome to the New York Recorder Guild
A chapter of the American Recorder Society
We are a group of recorder players in the New York metropolitan area who celebrate the recorder and its music by giving players an opportunity to meet and make music together!
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, AT 1:30 PM
"Sing We and Chant it – A Spring Celebration"
led by Daphna Mor
Spring is almost here! (It officially begins on March 19th.) Let’s celebrate the renewal of nature and spirit with love songs and madrigals by Thomas Morley, John Farmer, Adrian Willaert, Philippe Verdelot, and more. We will be sure to add some lively dances for the Shepherds and Nymphs. "How happy is the day…we see why all round, troops of friends are assembled here.”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, AT 1:30 PM
“North and South: Genre, Style, and Playing Technique in 16th- and Early 17th-century Music”
led by Lewis Baratz
Featuring music by Arcadelt, Banchieri, des Prez, Luzzaschi, Praetorius, and Vaet.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, AT 1:30 PM
Celebrate the New Year with the Music of John Dowland and Johann Sebastian Bach!
Deborah Booth will conduct, and here are her notes about the repertoire: "In October at Amherst Early Music’s City Recorder Weekend, two of the topics assigned to me were:
1. Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens? Not always! The late Renaissance composer John Dowland could tear your heartstrings, to be sure, but he could also set your feet and spirit dancing.
2. Point/Counterpoint: J.S. Bach. With every style of music that he touched, Bach expanded its capacities. Composing in nearly every instrumental and vocal genre of the high Baroque, Bach wrote many works that sound brilliant on recorder consort.
These were very enjoyable, and I found many pieces in my research that we were unable to play in that weekend. So we shall return to this lovely music!"