Rehearsals and Concerts 

2016 / 2017  General Sessions
Schedule and Location

All events will be at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37919 unless noted otherwise. 

General instructions:

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/Chris know so we can send them information.  You could also suggest that they look at our website


Any of you who may have considered joining the national American Recorder Society

will be interested to know that they charge half price 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 2017 Schedule

The fee for the fall semester is $40.  You can write a check to Greater Knoxville Recorder Society or give cash to Pam.  The fee is membership for the fall 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:

 Week Day Date Time
 SaturdayJanuary 14 10 - 12
February 11 10 - 12
 SaturdayMarch 18 10 - 12
 SaturdayApril 22  10 - 12

Ann Stierli will direct in January, February and April

Robin Stone will direct in March 

Music for the April session

Here's a message from Ann about what she's planning for our meeting Saturday, April 22.  

The first half of the session we will play Gabrieli, Canzon Septimi Toni a8.  The is familiar double choir piece for equal choirs, with soprano, alto, tenor and bass on each part.  There are separate parts (see links below).  The second hour I thought it would be fun to play some dances from Terpsichore that we have not played before.  I discovered that all of them (312!) are on  We will “make them our own” so bring percussion, buzzies, melodica? Little guys and big guys.  

Sheet music:

Gabrieli, Canzon Septimi Toni a 8 (Ch. 172)



Praetorius, Volte du Tambour (this will be a big band sound so choose any part in any octave.  Viols will play the alto clef part. Buzzies on 2, 3, or 5)

Praetorius, Philou (this is labeled as three tenors and contra but let’s do SATB)

Caroubel, Bransle Gay 1 (I would like to keep this one low one time through, T, T/B B B viol/serpent.  And buzzies on any part that works. Then adding high instruments for repeats. )

Bransle Gay 1   

 (This link will place a copy of the pdf file in your download folder,  Depending on the settings of your pdf viewer that file open automatically or you may need to click on the file name in your download folder.) 


Youtube videos:


Volte du Tambour

Bransle Gay