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Winds & Waves: Recorder Workshop - Afternoon Session

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Winds & Waves: Recorder Workshop - Afternoon Session
Letitia Berlin
Date and Time:
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
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Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
Intermediate / Advanced
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The open enrollment period begins on
January 6, 2021

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

By the Rivers of Babylon: Settings of Psalm 137 with Tish Berlin

“By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.”Psalm 137 expresses the yearnings of the Jewish people for Jerusalem during the Babylonian exile. This text, so universal in its anguish, has been set by numerous composers from the 16th century to today, including a 20th-century Reggae version by the Melodians. We will explore a mid-16th century two-part setting by Johannes Wannenmacher,  and multiple-part settings by Lassus, Palestrina, Rossi, Sweelinck, and Johann Sebastian Bach with the aid of my GarageBand recordings.

Geared to: upper intermediate to advanced players

About the Instructor(s)

Letitia Berlin teaches recorder and coaches ensembles in California and at workshops around the country, including the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Oregon Coast Winds and Waves recorder workshop. She is the director of the Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar program (Carmel Valley, CA) and directed  the San Francisco Early Music Society’s Music Discovery Workshop for young children for ten years. Ms. Berlin performs regularly with the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Calextone, Bertamo Trio, and the recorder duo Tibia. She has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra as well as other ensembles. Recordings include Motets, Lieder, and Instrumental Works of Ludwig Senfl with the Farallon Recorder Quartet, Ladino love songs with Yatan Atan on the New Albion label and the second edition of the Disc Continuo play-along CD on the Katastrophe label. Ms. Berlin received a master’s degree in early music performance practices from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her mentors and teachers have included Inga Morgan, Saskia Coolen, Marion Verbruggen, Carol Marsh and Ross Duffin. She is a past Sitka Recorder Resident.

Materials List: Students Bring

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

How do these online classes work?

Good question!  If you’ve never taken an online class before, it can seem impossible compared to an in-person workshop or private lesson.  But it works!  

Unlike our in-person workshop classes, you will be logged into a website in a virtual classroom with the teacher, the class host, and anywhere from 5 to 50 fellow students - you will be a square on "The Brady Bunch" or "Hollywood Squares"!  You can see and hear, just like in an in-person class - except you didn't have to drag your instruments across town (or the country) to get there!  You can ask the teacher a question by typing it into the chat feature, and you can say a quick "hi" to individual friends you see using this same feature before class starts.  You can even get the handouts digitally in advance, so you can look them over and practice.  

One limitation of this is a slight time delay between participants, very much like a long-distance satellite call from the 70's.  It's really just a split second, but it makes it hard to play in rhythm as a group.  Therefore, all students will be muted during most of the class, unless the teacher asks for a volunteer or calls for questions. When you are muted, you will hear only the teacher; you can play along with the teacher this way, and the delay won't be a problem.  Many people find this incredibly liberating!  

We have made up some guides for how to use this website and join the right class, how to mute yourself, and so forth so that you can have the best experience.  We look forward to making music with you in a Zoom window at Winds and Waves

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