Northern Recorder Course 2014
Welcome to the Northern Recorder Course website. We hope you enjoy finding out about this exciting and dynamic course.
Due to the unexpected closure of Bawtry Hall, the Northern Recorder Course has relocated to Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire. For 2014 only, the course will also be shorter than normal although still with the traditional NRC structure, offering a large choice of classes in each session.
If you’ve been concerned by the cost or duration of a full week course, attending the 2014 NRC offers a unique opportunity to experience the NRC condensed into three days rather than seven.
We are currently accepting enrolments for the 2014 course. A copy of the full brochure and enrolment form can be found on the downloads page.
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Bawtry after the Great Snows of 2013
Jude Railton NRC 2013Arrive at Bawtry any way you choose In lace ups, court or shoes with toes From Switzerland, Scotland, Surrey and Wales With bags full of recorders and travellers tales Steve sets us off with a bundle of tunes A Frank Intrada an Allez Suspir As we go Down in the Valley to Pray Play all sorts of wrong notes without shedding a tear There are two big silver pipes by the ceiling in Command Wanting, waiting to sound the lowest note of all Lower even than the sub-contras lowest C, As we play below in mass surround sound Malvezzi in 30 parts, The Comic Overture Allen’s Vaughan Williams / Tallis revised Shostakovich, Blaze Away. It helps if we play in Pam’s time, Rosemary’s, Ian’s, Andrew’s times ; Josef’s time, Helen’s time Conducted in 2/2 - bottom of an egg and slice the top off A sprightly Courante in 6…1, 2, 3, Christ-mas-tree Which kind of train will you jump on? Orchestra, chamber, bagpipes, reeds, Camel, wagon, or Choo-choo Compose with chords and canons, poems and chance We play each others creations with delight. invent the Bawtry scale and make it sing In an eerie kind of way. Then there’s toddler composition - Wind the clockwork toy, whirr whirr whirr, Shake the plastic cup -blobbla blobba blob Aah, uhh ah, uh The tuning improves as the week goes on Mendelssohn, Purcell, Keler, Carey Piazolla, Gabrielli, de Falla, Kurt Weill Though some music is still Magnum Mysterium Misterioso molto And Fog is not only in May We eat our lunch, fragrant pies, mushy peas Fruit from the East and exotic lands Marmalade is currency and marmite is no more So, on to plainsong, nativity play music Hot from the Twelfth century via Andrew’s pen Tenors and basses are the voices We are all unaccompanied - angels, Herod, Magi, midwives, and everything ! In the seat of the Dowager Viscountess Galway With the cobweb ceilings, Adam design The Wedgewood panels, the woven wallpaper We unpacked our musical dreams The countess kept a silver pheasant from China Now the rooks hold sway in the highest boughs And the blackbird drinks from the willow’d lake Fling wide the doors, let the music mix There’s no problem that Justine can’t fix We will knock our blocks off into our socks We’ll respect the rests and make the music rock
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