D - 86756 Reimlingen (Germany)
"Ondas do Mar" Longing
Beginner’s course: For people with no previous organetto experience. If you already have basic music skills and have always wanted to learn how to play the portative organ or medieaval music on other instruments, in this course we are going to teach the basic musical and technical elements, while playing popular and easy to learn melodies. The most important aspect will be of course, the joy of playing music!
Advanced musicians will develop their skills by working in mixed and solo organetto ensembles, and will learn diverse playing and phrasing technics. We will put emphases on using the expressive resources of the instruments, while broadening our repertoire.
In the Ensemble class, we will work in mixed groups with organetto and other historic keyboards, flute, harp, fiddle, percussion and, of course, voices, to improve knowledge and playing skills, to listen to each other, to "get the ball rolling".
Those who want to continue their education in one-to-one lessons have the opportunity to take an about half-hour master class in addition to the choosen courses A-D; For this purpose, music will be sent in advance; free passive participation is also possible here.
With easy-to-learn, oriental-influenced melodies and sounds from around the Mediterranean sea, we will work out the basics of the portative organ.
B Advanced I
We look for the traces of motherhood in early music as well as the water-inspired elements of the arts present on various medieval and traditional repertoires.
C Advanced II
We will work on pieces from the 12th to the 15th centuries which tell of the longing of all the longings of King Saul, of the Trobadors, Troubadours, and Trouvères to their beloved ones across the sea. Music about sirens in Trecento songs, Dante's yearning for Beatrice, Petrarch's longing for his Laura, the stranger to the morning star and his sweetheart, and the yearning for the lost land and for peace. In addition, we'll work on the building blocks: The Vatican Organum treatise as the earliest known source of "building blocks." Probably written primarily for singers, the small exercises are ideal for a first look at the compositional technique and playing the portative organ. In the 15th c. we find also the "Fundamentum magistri Conradi Paumann Contrapuncti", and thus we work out the three-part playing on the Organetto, as well as an insight into the instrumental music of that time.
D Ensemble for instruments and singers
Ensemble music for instrumentalists and singers
For portative organ, harp, lute, fiddle, flutes, other early keyboards, soft bagpipes, gemshorn and others.
Meisterkurse I und II
For students interested in the personalization of their interpretation and performance. Exploring the subject in private lessons, and professionalization of individual skills.
This year, we are more than happy to present:
„Sea of lakes of the alps“ - Songs & Yodels
The event will take place in the beautiful and patriarchal, but at the same time modern and comfortably furnished conference house “St. Albert” directly in front of the gates of the historic imperial town of Nördlingen within the South German “four-city region” Würzburg-Nürnberg-Augsburg-Stuttgart.
This house has a history of over a century with an integrated own chapel which will also be available for use. All rooms are equipped with showers and bathrooms.
Start: Friday, at 6 pm with a group supper
End: Sunday, at 1pm following a group lunch.
Info & Application (PDF)
Deadline for registration: September 18. The number of participants is limited. Your registration is valid upon the receipt of the course fee.
Registration please send to:
D-89359 Koetz Germany ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Keppler, Augsburger Aktienbank/ NetBank
If the course you have chosen is full, you will be notified. Registration confirmation including further details regarding location will be sent out in time.
For cancellations from September 20, the cost of the course will be charged unless the spot can be filled with another participant.
Explicitly it is advised to take a travel and course cancellation expenses insurance.
Retirement/ Cancellation of registration by the organiser
The organiser reserves his right to cancel the course holy or partial as well as changing the sequence and the content of the course; particularly by force majeure, illness of the teachers or less of registration. If it is necessary to cancel the course by the organiser because of the above mentioned reasons the fee will be refunded.
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Organiser: Wolkenstayn Orgelbau
Von-Riedheim-Weg 1, D-89359 Kötz
Preview: 10th International Portative Organ Meeting