Guitar Society – 7th April meeting – Special feature – presentation on playing baroque music on guitar

At Thistle Hall

293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington

The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm.

Access to the meeting room
is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go
upstairs to the first floor.

7th April special guest:

We had planned to have the following performers this month:

Steve Pickett and Campbell Lovatt – specialist performers of plucked instruments from 16th to 18th century Europe. 

However, due to personal issues they have needed to cancel the performance for this month. We hope to get them to play for us later in the year.

So instead we have decided for our feature spot to have a showing of the following presentation:

Playing Baroque Music on the Classical Guitar

"Playing Baroque music on the classical guitar" featuring
David Miller, Maggie Cole, Stephen Gordon and David Jaggs. In this film you will learn about the instruments of the day, baroque ornamentation, trills, inegal, campanella, dynamics, phrasing, and much more from leading players. There are also some lovely performances of Weiss, Scarlatti, Sanz etc.
An absolute must for anyone interested in interpretation and style.

At a total playing time of 87 minutes we will not watch the whole presentation but rather about the first 50 minutes. There is much beautiful playing and excellent instruction here.

Meeting Introduction

Clyde will start us off with an introduction simpler piece for all in a group situation. Many thanks to Clyde for the contributions he makes to our group in this area.

Ensemble Work

At our last meeting Owen had copies of the ensemble booklet available for purchase. Yeh! A great program for the year. A great job on Owens part. He has chosen very nice music that is also playable by less experienced players.

We are keen to have our ensemble practise these pieces up well so we can record them and put them on our youtube channel.

Pieces to focus on for this month:

P2. Adagio Cantibile

P6. Every Breath you Take

P38 Minuet in A Minor

P39 Minuet in E minor

Online access to Ensemble music

The music can be found in our cloud folder at WCGS_2019_Music.pdf . Feel free to print it out as you wish.

Members playing:

As usual we will have time for members playing. Either ensembles, duos or solos. And please, it does not have to be classical music that you perform. Jazz , pop , folk. And also own compositions.

Of special note: Classical Guitar Magazine

There is a magazine that is published 4 times a year in the States. I have a subscription. It is called Classical Guitar. It used to be published in England. The spring edition has just arrived. It contains an article on “The guitar as a chamber instrument” Included was a page featuring our own Jane Curry.