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.

Fall 2016 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
 SaturdaySeptember 10 10 - 12
October 8 10 - 12
 SaturdayNovember 5 10 - 12
 SaturdayDecember 10  10 - 12

Ann Stierli will direct in September, November and December

Robin Stone will direct in October 

Music for the September session

Excerpts from L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi 

Though not the first opera, Monteverdi’s retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice was the first unquestioned master piece of a new art form that was destined to dominate Italian musical life for over 400 years (Naxos, an introduction to Monteverdi, Orfeo, Thomas Smillie).  The instrumental pieces he composed for the opera (toccata, sinfonias, ritornellos, and ballets) are wonderful stand alone pieces.  The orchestra had as many as forty players including, strings, recorders, cornetti, sackbuts, serpents, viols, lutes, harps and percussion.  So, bring krumhorns, cornetto?, percussion instruments and anything else you may have in your closet!

The links to the music are listed below.  Apparently this edition was just posted on in July of this year so we are lucky to have readable parts in friendly clefs.  I will have enough copies in case downloading only some of the 109 pages is too complicated.  I will also list the pages (parts only) for those who would rather read treble clef instead of alto clef.


Youtube (Jordi Savall):

The listed page numbers are the page numbers of the pdf document, not the tiny numbers contained in the document itself.   Check that the pages you print have these pieces:


Ritornello 1


Sinfonia 3

Sinfonia 4

Moresca  (full score)

3-4, 11-13, 52, 57, 109 (part 3)

2-3, 14, 16, 23 (part 4)

2-3, 16, 17, 24 (part 5)

16, 17