Double-Reed Schedule

Indiana Early Double Reed Workshop

Fall 2014


Thursday, October 30 – Monday, November 3, 2014

Bob Wiemken & Joan Kimball, instructors


(running concurrently with the

Indiana Sackbut Workshop

Adam Bregman, instructor)





The Iberian Peninsula

Music from two great

Spanish Cancioneros

Palacio & Uppsala


Highlighted daily topics:

The Villancico: History, form & practice

 Ortiz & Ornamentation

Mastering solmization



Thursday, October 30

Afternoon                   Check-in, unpack, set up instruments in chapel, warm up


6:00 – 7:00 pm           Dinner

7:30 – 9:30 pm           Opening session of  IEDRW

Welcome, introductions, get acquainted

Introduce theme, topics and foci of the workshop

Tutti warm ups and brief playing session

Encina’s Una sañosa porfia & Cucú, cucú, cucucú


9:30 – bedtime           Opening night party in the big house


Daily Schedule: Friday – Sunday, October 31 – November 2


8:00 – 9:00 am           Breakfast


9:00 – 10:15 am         Technique Sessions

Friday:          General overview, mantra, exercises, just tuning.

Review original notation, clefs & transpositions.


Saturday:  Review gamut, modes & cadences, with Ortiz’s

cadential patterns. Begin solmization study.


Sunday:        Continuing with Ortiz – interval studies and how to

apply to a written source; More solmization!


10:15 – 10:30 am              Morning break


10:30 – 12:00 noon  Topic sessions (with consort playing)

Friday:          The Villancico – history & practice, examples from

Cancionero Musical de Palacio


Saturday:     Villancicos & more, examples from Cancionceros

Palacio & Uppsala


Sunday:        Early 16th c. developments, examples from



12:00 – 1:30 pm       Lunch and break


        Friday & Saturday afternoons:

1 pm                                Saturday only: Lecture by Paul Borg, Professor at Indiana

University, on the Villancico, its history, form and functions


1:30 – 3:30 [pm     Small group playing session I


3:30 – 4:00 pm     Afternoon break


4:00 – 5:45 pm   Small-group Playing Session II


Both afternoon, coached sessions will attempt to match players by

level and instruments (i.e. D & G shawms, etc.) and offer opportunites

for one-on-a-part playing. Each session will read repertoire and, if so

desired, select and prepare one piece that can be presented to the

combined participants on Monday morning in a showcase session in

either the chapel or the big room above the swimming pool

Repertoire concentrations:

Friday:  The late 15th century & Palacio: Encina, Milán,

Escobar, Peñalosa, et al.

Saturday:             Early decades of 16th century & Uppsala:

Almodar, Morales, Flecha, et al.

Sunday: Review & rehearse pieces selected for the

Monday showcase, plus more reading from

both Palacio & Uppsala

        Daily evenings:

5:45 – 7:30 pm   Dinner and break (Sunday night dinner out in Bloomington option)


7:30 – 9:00 pm   Friday, Saturday & Sunday:

Option 1 – Instrument/Reed triage, reed making (big house with


Option 2 – Playing sessions (with Joan & Adam)


9:00 pm till       Evening snacks/libations in big house (everyone brings their own or

contributes to the common store)



Monday, November 3

8:00 – 9:00                 Breakfast


9:00 – 10:00 am         Warm ups, final technique session

10:00 – 10:30 am              Break & set up for Showcase


10:45 – 12:00 noon  Showcase Session (with ISW participants, in chapel or big room)

Small group presentations prepared in the afternoon playing

sessions. Session will end with a return to and tutti reading of

Encina’s Una sañosa porfia

12:00 on                      Pack, lunch and depart


End of IEDRW Fall 2014 Sessions

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