Viols, Recorders, Krumhorns & All
(from left, clockwise) Jan Futrell, viola; Carolyn Moskowitz, c-bass
recorder & krumhorn; Dave Abell, alto & tenor recorders &
percussion; Nona Kraus, soprano, alto, tenor, bass recorders; Jeanne Pendergast,
sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor recorders; Terry Kramer, violin; Not
shown: Gil Cline, Early Music Consultant
recorders, krumhorn & natural ropes drums are based on Renaissance
instruments. Although the violin & viola are modern, they are played using a
"floating bow" technique that gives an old viol sound.
Our group has
been playing for public events & schools since Fall, 2000. We do not charge
for non-profit groups or vendors sponsoring a non-profit event. Otherwise, our
charge is $25 per person per hour payable in cash or gift
Two dances modified for VRKaA. Instsruments: 2 recorders, 1 ea. krumhorn, violin, viola & "natural ropes drum". Drum is tuned by pulling leather pieces down criss-crossed ropes to tighten the goatskin head.
Dance of Victory(©1600's)
This is a sedate sounding celebration of an unknown victory. Instrumentation: 3 recorders, ranging from 12 inches to 4 feet in length, 1 ea. violin, viola, & natural ropes drum.
This is one a 3 formal dances by M. Pratorius. Instrumentation: 3 recorders, 1 ea. violin, viola, & tambourine
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