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”

Recordings released for recorder quartet and harpsichord project

  We have just released recordings of some of the pieces from the recorder quartet with harpsichord call: visit this page to listen. Composers represented are Stephen Watkins, Ruth Gramann, Ron Hannah, Toby Roundell, Peter Thorne, Jong S. Kim, Olivia Kersey, Ivan Moody and Jenni Pinnock.

Full programme announced for recorder quartet with harpsichord concert

The complete programme for our recorder quartet with harpsichord concert  with Dulcis Venti and Francis Knights is as follows: Mountain river Falling leaf – Stephen Watkins Merry-Go-Round Suite (Gavotte – Sarabande – Merry Go Round) – Ruth Gramann Five Part re-Invention – Ron Hannah Elegy – Toby Roundell Cartoon – Peter Thorne Quintet, for fourContinue reading “Full programme announced for recorder quartet with harpsichord concert”

Tickets on sale for recorder quartet with harpsichord concert

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available from the Headgate Theatre box office for our recorder quartet with harpsichord concert. Full details are as follows: 5-PART RE-INVENTIONS: A new repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord Dulcis Venti recorder quartet with harpsichordist Francis Knights 7:30pm, Saturday 4th June 2016 Headgate Theatre, 14 ChapelContinue reading “Tickets on sale for recorder quartet with harpsichord concert”

Results announced for harpsichord and recorder quartet call

We are delighted to announce the selection of pieces from our call for scores for recorder quartet with harpsichord. All submitted works were assessed anonymously for the quality of recorder and harpsichord writing, musical interest and stylistic appropriateness for the ensemble. The list is, alphabetically by composer: Merry-Go-Round Suite (Sarabande – Haya’s Gavotte – Merry-Go-Round)Continue reading “Results announced for harpsichord and recorder quartet call”