This late Renaissance piece -- the title means "the skinny priest" -- was some thing I had to play for my "culimination" from Orff Level III. I think the kids did a marvelous job with it.
Congratulations, Recorder ensemble, on some great work this year. It was a pleasure to be your teacher.
Next year we'll get a earlier start and hopefully have some more performances. I hope many of you will be back.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This year all the third graders learned this ancient song in Latin that comes from the "Feast of Fools" -- a medieval feast day where the children were put in charge. Note the change in meter from duple to triple, common for the period.
This is one of three songs the Recorder Ensemble learned for the Renaissance Fair a couple of weeks back. Since we didn't have an opportunity to record them then, we recorded some tracks today. Thanks to Mr. Hancock for the loan of the "studio."