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Meeting Information


Meetings are held September through June on the first Saturday of every month, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Refreshments are served during a mid-meeting break.



St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11555 National Blvd., Los Angeles 90064.  Map


Each person is responsible for downloading the music they plan to play at the session. Alternatively, you can request that the President bring you copies of the music for an annual fee of $30.

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2023/2024 Schedule

Sept 2

Alexandra Opsahl

- Gervaise - Pavane 
- Gervaise - Battaglia
- Gerviase - La Venisienne
- Cabezon - Diferencias Sobre La Pavana Italiana
- Handel - Fireworks Medley

-----(if we have time)-----
- Byrd - Beata Virgo
- Gabrieli - Ricercar

Oct 7

Ricardo Beron

There are a couple of pieces that call for a sopranino recorder as the top voice (!). My idea is to help players to embrace the sopranino's middle range as a good sonority in ensemble playing -- mind you, we won't have 10 of them... just one or two will do... 
Rosenmuller's Sinfonia: we are only working on the FIRST movement; be sure to print the part/s for the first movement only, which ends on measure 74.
Lappi's Canzon Duodecima: do NOT print the parts in C clef. The file for Vitali's La Scalabrina contains both the score (at the beginning) and the parts at the end.
Program order:
  • Bertali, Sonatella a 5i
  • Lappi, Canzon Duodecima
  • Cavaccio, La Solcia
  • Vitali, La Scalabrina
  • Rosenmuller, Sinfonia I, first movement
  • Cavaccio, La Bignan

Nov 4

Joel Peisinger

Forza Femmina
Click on the links in blue to go to their respective Play at Home pages if you would like to listen to or practice the music ahead of time. When you print out the music, be sure to print out the higher SATB versions and not the lower TBGC versions.

Dec 2

David Schnell

Byrd: The second part (Medius) is in the soprano range, but since it's actually the melody, it would be helpful to include a few alto players who are comfortable reading up an octave.
Several pieces have either two soprano or two alto parts, so presumably soprano/alto players should print both just in case.
There will also be a ¨Guess the Composer" piece, which David will bring the music for (not included in the downloadable files).
Amner - O Ye Little Flock
Bartok - Romanian Christmas Carols
Berlioz - Shepherd's Farewell
Byrd - Lullaby
Morales - Pastores dicite, quidnam vidistis
Sweelinck - Angelus ad pastores ait

Jan 6

Alexa Haynes-Pilon

Antiphonal Music
Hearing or performing an-phonal music has always seemed so magical to me. I love how the music has you turning your head back and forth—like a tennis match! In this session, we will explore pieces by Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Picchi and J.S. Bach. Gabrieli, who was the organist for San Marco Basilica in Venice, made great use of the opposing choir lofts, which allow choirs and instrumentalists to project sound from each side in a call and response fashion. This technique of polychoral or antiphonal music continued through the next century, and J.S. Bach was known to use this technique—think of St MaKhew Passion with two orchestras and two choirs!
(program in no particular order)
Gabrieli - Sonata pian' e forte
Picchi - Canzon Decima Ottava a 8
Bach - Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio

Feb 3

Marylin Winkle

Pieces by Jewish Composers or Composers From Converso Families
1st Half

2nd Half
  • 7 Sinfonias by Leonora Duarte
Bassus, Tenor, Altus, Canto 2, Canto 1

Mar 2

Tom Axworthy

The Call to War

1 - Arbeau - Mixed Bransle of War
2 - Ockeghem - Kyrie Missa L'homme arme
3 - Josquin - Credo Missa sexti toni super L'Homme arme
4 - Busnois - Sanctus Missa L'Homme arme
5 - Palestrina - Benedictus Missa quarta
6 - Urrede - Nunca fue pena mayor
7 - Buchner - La Spania in re
8 - Josquin - La Spagna

Apr 6

Stephan Haas

Purcell - Selected Pieces from Dido and Aeneas
Pergolesi - Selection from Stabat Mater
Bach - Gavottes, Bourrée, and Gigue From Orchestral Suite No. 3

May 4

Alejandro Acosta

N/A Yet

June 1

Myk Price

N/A Yet

Online Meetings

During COVID-19 meetings were held online via Zoom, September through June on the first Saturday of every month at 2:00 pm.

For questions about Zoom or meetings in general, feel free to contact us.

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