Beaks and Quills re-invented: a new repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord

This article by Alexander Blustin first appeared in the Newsletter of the National Early Music Association (NEMA), Volume i/1 (January 2017) – reproduced by kind permission of the Editor. Do you ever have the feeling that you always play the same eight pieces? Have you explored the entire extant historical repertoire of your instrument …Continue reading “Beaks and Quills re-invented: a new repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord”

Notes from workshop on composing for harpsichord and recorder quartet, 20 October 2015

Introduction Despite the long histories of harpsichords and recorders, there is, strangely, no existing published repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord. This is all the more surprising considering that the complementary properties of the instruments lead to a compelling combination: the sweetness and coolness of the recorder, with the bright, clean sound of the harpsichord.Continue reading “Notes from workshop on composing for harpsichord and recorder quartet, 20 October 2015”

Moot Hall Organ PIPEWORKS competition winners announced

CNM and the Friends of the Moot Hall Organ are delighted to announce the winners of PIPEWORKS, the Moot Hall Organ composition competition: First prize (£250): Moot Points by John Furse Second prize (£150): Graduation Toccata by Mark Bellis These two pieces will be premiered by organist Tom Bell at a Roman River Festival concertContinue reading “Moot Hall Organ PIPEWORKS competition winners announced”