[Bards] Class on Renaissance Music

Jeffrey Clark jmclark85 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 13:34:56 PST 2009

Unto the good people of Ansteorra,


When I announced my competition, I promised a set of lectures and classes on
Renaissance music to accompany it. I am now able to teach my first class,
which will be on ground basses; this tradition encompasses music from
"Summer is icumen in" to "Greensleeves" and even the famous "Follia"
variations. I have choses this subject for my first class as it forms a very
simple concept and is a style that you can sit down and learn about and
immediately go home and write in without much trouble.

Being able to read music will help in this class, but is by no means
necessary. Most of this class will be taught through listening and
demonstration (with some written examples of what is being played). Even if
you are not interested in writing music, do come and listen--I promise that
this will be interesting and you will come to realize just how ingrained
this style was in period music; and--fair being fair--I will display one of
my own compositions in this particular style.

The lecture will be on Tuesday, November the twenty-fourth; at seven-o'clock
in the evening. This will take place at the home of Will Meriic, and is the
same place where Dallas Early Music and Dance meets on Thursdays (for those
in the area who might be looking for a place to play). I am also working on
a bit of web-space where I can hopefully post up notes and information for
those who are a little more distant.

I do hope to see everyone there.

Alessandro Zorzi/Jeff Clark

Address for the class:
713 Winifred Dr.
Garland, TX 75041

jmclark85 at gmail.com

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