Rehearsals and Concerts
2015 / 2016 General Sessions
Schedule and Location
All events will be at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919 unless noted otherwise.
Bring recorders, viols, serpents, crumhorns, sackbuts and any of your other favorite instruments. The meetings will be 10am-12 noon unless noted otherwise. Please remember to bring a stand and a pencil.
We are always on the lookout for new members. If you know of any places where we could post notices or if you know any recorder or viola de gamba (or crumhorn or sackbut..!) players who may not know about our group, please let Kate/Robin/Pam know so we can send them information. You could also suggest that they look at our website at https://sites.google.com/site/knoxvillerecordersociety/home
Any of you who may have considered joining the national American Recorder Society will be interested to know that they currently are offering half-price memberships at $25 per year for the first year of membership. The benefits of membership include a quarterly magazine, and access to members-only section of the ARS web site, which has Members Edition sheet music, and resources for improving your playing. You can check out the website at
We look forward to playing wonderful music together!
All of the following dates are for Saturday morning, 10am-12noon at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike. Please bring a stand and a pencil to the meetings.
Winter / Spring 2016 Schedule
The fee for the winter semester is $40. You can write a check to Greater Knoxville Recorder Society or give cash to Pam. The fee is membership for the winter / spring semester. There are no rebates for sessions you do not attend but scholarship money is available for anyone for whom full payment would be difficult... talk to Pam to arrange this.
The schedule for the monthly meetings follows, please put these dates on your calendar now:
Robin Stone will direct in January
Ann Stierli will direct in February, March and April
Music for the April session
From Ann Stierli;
The Spanish Villancico
The villancico was a 15th century Spanish secular polyphonic song sung in the vernacular and associated with rustic themes. They were usually very lively with intricate rhythms and were either homophonic (chordal) or polyphonic (independent parts), In the second half of the 16th century, religious villancicos became more popular in Spain and Latin America. These devotional villancicos, which were sung during matins of the feasts of the Catholic calendar, became extremely popular in the 17th century and continued in popularity until the decline of the genre in the 18th and 19th centuries. By the 20th century the term villancico meant merely a Christmas carol.
Bring percussion instruments… including anything that sounds Spanish!
Links to Scores:
Anonymous, Enemiga le soy, madre
Juan del Encina, Fata la parte
Juan Vasquez, Duelete de mi, Senora
Francisco Guerrero, O celestial medicina!