Monday, April 20, 2015

Third Grade & Recorder Ensemble - "Ungaresca"

Three Minute Recorder - Ungaresca from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Hello Third Graders and Recorder Ensemble Members -- as you all know by now, we are performing as part of the Renaissance Faire on May 15. We've been working on the choreography in class and now here is a video to help you learn the recorder part.

Recorder Ensemble - "Helas Madam"

Three Minute Recorder - Helas Madam from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Our third song which we will definitely perform at the Renaissance Faire is "Helas Madame," a Renaissance piece by Henry VIII of England. Here you want to focus on the rhythm in particular. Those eighth note runs must be played very precisely for a group performance to sound good.

Recorder Ensemble - "Pretty Saro"

Three Minute Recorder - Pretty Saro from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Continuing on with song #2, "Pretty Saro" is not only a song we will play in combination with the chorus, but is also likely to be one of the songs we will perform at the Ren Faire. Because it has that high E in it, it will take bit of work -- so get to it! :)

Recorder Ensemble - "Welsh Folk Tune"

Three Minute Recorder - Welsh Folk Tune from Richard Lawton on Vimeo.

Hello Recorder Ensemble Members -- here is the first of four practice videos to help you get ready for our performances in May. Most of you have been doing pretty well with this one, "Welsh Folk Tune," but it is still worth playing though. The goal here is to not just play, but play beautifully.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chorus - "I Won't Give Up"

Good morning Coyote Singers -- as long promised I will begin posting some of our concert material so you can practice on your own. Please note that we will be bumping this song down to D (Mraz is singing it here in E) which should make those high notes a bit easier. I am also posting the lyrics, even though they are embedded in the video, in case you want to print them out.