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. 

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.


Our winter and spring  2016 season will be starting soon. It is time to pack up your instruments and mark the meeting dates on your calendars!  

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


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:

 Week Day Date Time
 SaturdayJanuary 9 10 - 12
February 6 10 - 12
 SaturdayMarch 19 10 - 12
 SaturdayApril 23  10 - 12

Robin Stone will direct in January

Ann Stierli will direct in February, March and April 

Music for the February session

From Ann Stierli;  

Trogadec:  We will work out an orchestration for this piece so practice the melody and the second part at letter B. Both can be done on any instrument.  Someone can volunteer to play the counter melody at letter F on soprano or tenor or viol.  The counter melody at letter H does not fit the range of any recorder. I will rewrite this and ask Chris to post it on the website in the next couple of days.  

Parsons, A Song Called Trumpets:  This is a 6 part piece.  If we have enough players to cover the parts it would be nice to do all parts doubled at the octave. 

Part I soprano (treble viol)
Part II soprano (treble viol)
Part III alto (bass recorder or tenor viol)
Part IV alto (bass recorder or tenor viol)
Part V tenor (serpent)
Part VI tenor (great bass) 

Links to Scores:


Links for listening, lyric translation, score in alternating 5/4 & 4/4

Parsons, A Song Called Trumpets

Links for Listening