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”

CNM season 2017: recital in Colchester and workshop in Cambridge

We can now announce two exciting CNM public events which will be taking place in 2017: Recital: The Pale Enchanted Gold 3pm, Saturday 17 June 2017, Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TT; tickets TBC A summer afternoon recital by Tim Torry (baritone), Alan Bullard (piano) and Charles Hine (clarinet). The programme willContinue reading “CNM season 2017: recital in Colchester and workshop in Cambridge”

CNM call for scores: two harpsichords

We are pleased to announce that our next call for scores is now open for entries. We are seeking works for two harpsichords for a Colchester concert by the Knights-Tidhar duo in spring 2018; the deadline for entries is 1st December 2017. For further details see the call for scores here.

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”