D - 86756 Reimlingen (Germany)
"Feasts. Mirth. Our Father"
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, percussions 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.
Let's celebrate St Jacob! With easy-to-learn melodies and sounds from Codex Calixtinus and the Cantigas de Santa Maria and other interesting sources of the medieval period, we will work out the basics of the portative organ.
B Advanced I
"Robin and Marion", a shepherd opera by Adam de la Halle (1230-1288) gives us a number of beautiful melodies, whereby "Robins m'aime" is still very well known today.
In this course we will play the unison and polyphonic music of the 13th century, as improvised and composed for festivals by menestrels and jugglers in northern France at the time. We will also write and compose a lot in this style! It is not that difficult to develop a musical vocabulary from this period to get an insight into the repertoire of a juggler in northern France in the 13th century. Therefore, we play and sing motets, conductus, clausulae from the Montpellier Codex, beautiful chansons by Adam de la Halle and English music as well: the beautiful three-part 'Beata Viscera'. I will also improvise with you Estampies in the style of the 'Estampies Royales'. With portative other instruments (and vocals) we play dance music (estampies) and we discover the improvisation techniques commonly used.
C Advanced II
Philippe III, also called Philip the Good, seemed to have had common sense almost to the end of his life, but with one flaw: his predilection for crusades. His court was based on chivalry and honor. The founding of the Order of the Golden Flies was a perfect thing to do in this tradition.
Music by Dufay, Binchois, Hayne van Ghizeghem, dance music, keyboard music and much more.
D Ensemble for instruments and singers
"Eyn vertreflich hochgezît"
In the middle ages the festivities (ancient german: hochgezît) were a fantastic platform to stabilize political alliances and build new cooperations. The nobility and the clergy competed in who was showing the utmost pomp and glory. Important acts of the events were: Festive processions, dance and… polyphony!
The Duc de Berry (1340-1416) once said: “I want polyphony to be sung in my church every day!”
The hint implied here is: In his time and as late as during the renaissance polyphony was not sung or played on an everyday basis. Polyphony was extraordinary, only performed on festive days and only on court and in church. The ordinary people hardly had access to it.
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; e.g. in the Masterclass C. Marti, we deepen the repertoire and compose our own Intabulation: A sacred piece by Dufay.
Also, please feel free to bring your own pieces for individual training and improving your skills. Please don't hesitate to contacting the teacher(s) in time.
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
Info & Application (PDF)
Deadline for registration: September 16. 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
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 16, 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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Dates transferred with application will be stored and used exclusively for organisition and execution the International Portative Organ Meetings. Your dates will not be imparted to a third party.
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Organiser: Wolkenstayn Orgelbau
Preview: 11th International Portative Organ Meeting
D - 86756 Reimlingen (Germany)
"Ondas do Mar" Longing