Classes description

Robert Green

Baroque Hurdy-Gurdy

Objective: to develop a familiarity with the baroque style as it applies to the repertory for 18th-century hurdy-gurdy. This objective will be accomplished through the study of pieces chosen from the numerous duets for two hurdy-gurdies. Requirements: (1) the ability to read music. (2) the ability to play in both C and G.   Repertory: the music to be studied will be available for download on the workshop website prior to the session. Some familiarity with both the first and second voice in these duets prior to the workshop would be helpful. Subjects to be covered in studying these pieces include (1) ornamentation. (2) rhythmic alteration (notes inégales). (3) phrasing. (4) articulation. (5) fingering. (6) dynamics.   The music provided for this workshop consists of extracts from a set of suites by M. Voyenne. Voyenne was a musette player who in his later life was employed at the Spanish court in Madrid.

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