Join the Chicago Chapter and Patrick O’Malley in March, for the first Flowers of Spring!

On Sunday, March 21, join the Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society as we anticipate the musical “flowers” of Spring! Patrick O’Malley will lead the group in playing selections from Volume 1 of Philibert Delavigne’s Les Fleurs, Pièces pour les Musettes ou Vielles, avec accompagnement de Violon ou de Flûte, op. 4.

These lovely duets, each named after a flower, are ideal for our chapter this month. For new visitors, the pieces have limited range of pitches, enabling them to be played on C or F recorders. Because they were intended for bagpipes or hurdy-gurdy (or violin or recorder), all pieces are in C Major or C Minor. For regular attendees and more advanced players, there are many opportunities to apply the French ornaments Lisette has covered in recent months.

Patrick will share his approach to learning a new piece, including what he marks with his trusty pencil! Members are also encouraged to purchase this music, so they can make their own decisions about interpretation. “Chacun à son gout.” Published by Amadeus, BP 553. (BP 554 is Volume 2.)

If you would like to participate, just send a note using the Contact Us option on this website, and we’ll respond with the Zoom sign in information and the website resource password.

All the music featured in March is now available in a single file on this website, here.

Hope to see you on March 21st!

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