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Recorders Rule/ Terpischore Christmas Performance
December 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a musical evening brought to you by the Cornwall Music Education Hub. Groups Recorders Rule! and Terpsichore will be performing from 6pm-6:45pm
Recorders Rule! started in 2018 and has become one of the largest youth recorder orchestra’s in the country. There are lots of recorder players in junior schools and brilliant teachers who inspire them, but there was not an ensemble at county level for them to take part in. So Recorders Rule! was born!
Recorders Rule! is one of the many ensembles run by the Cornwall Music Service Trust and part funded by the Music Hub. They rehearse 4 times a term on a Saturday afternoon and all students are welcome from Year 2 – Year 13. The group have performed at the County Music Festival and as part of the performances for Music for Youth. They also have a big summer workshop and concert in June where up to 90 recorder players all play together. The group play all recorders from Sopranino down to Contra-bass and lots of different types of music.
This ensemble was formed 6 years ago and specialises in performing music from the Renaissance and Baroque era. It is one of many ensembles run by the Cornwall Music Service Trust. The name comes from a collection of dances written by Praetorius in 1612 called ‘Terpsichore’.
Students attend various schools and colleges in Cornwall. We rehearse once a week, performing in concerts, master classes and competitions throughout the year. Last year we had the great honour of performing at the International Early Music Festival in Greenwich, as well the Hall for Cornwall and the Minnack theatre. We are currently recruiting new members and are in need of flutes, lower strings, lower brass – any instrumentalist can join as long as they are Grade 4 standard or equivalent.
We use a variety of instruments including a Loriman Pipe and Cornamuse – which are early reed instruments; the whole range of recorders from contra-bass to sopranino; brass and strings. We aim to produce an ‘authentic’ early sound world and try to blend the old and new instrument sounds.
All of the music we play is arranged to suit the collection of instruments we have to hand. Many of the students play 2 instruments and will change between pieces. Our aim is to bring a little bit of the Renaissance back to life!