This method will let you discover the world of the shawm, a double-reed instrument which was most popular throughout the Middle Ages until the early Baroque era. Here you will learn about the basic repertoire of this wonderful instrument and how to master the main fingering. This method is aimed at both beginners and more advanced players and includes simple exercises and many pieces from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and early 17th Century. I developped this method because this kind of educational material was not available yet.
BOOK 2 + play along CD (ensemble Cannamella)
Duration: 75 minutes
What is an oboe da caccia? What does an alto shawm sound like? Which kind of dances were played on a french flageolet? Can the sweet sound of a bass recorder enchant you?
This and much more you will discover during this most varied presentation about the history, the construction and the use of historical wind instruments. Aline Hopchet brings along her collection of instruments and will show her shawms, bombards, oboes, crumhorns, dulcians and all kinds of flutes. A pleasing discovery, alternated with mediaeval troubadour music, Renaissance tunes, Baroque gems and jolly ballroom and drawing-room music from the 19th Century.
Duration: 2 to 3 musical intermezzos of about 20 minutes each or possibly a full evening programme.
Two musical centipedes join their forces and take you on a discovery trip to strange instruments and enchanting music of past and present. Young and old, music aficionados or absolute laymen: there is something for everybody to grasp in this utterly diverse programme wherein musical frivolity is alternated with expert explanations and interaction with the audience.
recorders, Baroque oboe, Renaissance double-reed instruments, singing and flageolet
WILLEM CEULEERS: compositions, harpsichord, chalumeau, clarinet, singing and recorder
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum
2, rue Montagne de la Cour