Thursday, September 01, 2005

TriBrass Rehearsals

Hello brass players,

We need to choose new rehearsal times. For this coming week (September 4 through 10), please meet Tuesday evening at 5:45, at which time we can decide on a schedule for the coming weeks.

Thanks much,


Sunday, August 28, 2005

What groups can we form?

Perhaps I've been thinking of ensembles from the wrong direction, or communicating our options poorly. Whatever the case, it might be helpful to list some of the common ensembles. It's fairly easy to get music for these combinations.
String Quartet
2 violins, viola, cello
String Orchestra
Multiple players covering 2 violin, viola, cello and string bass parts
Brass Quartet
2 trumpets, 2 trombones (one of which must have a trigger in many cases)
Brass Quintet
2 trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba or bass trombone
Woodwind Quintet
Flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon

What other types of ensemble exist? For what other groups could you say "It's easy to get music for that combination of instruments?"

Social Plans for Sept./Oct.

Hello friends,

Last night's supper, hymn sing and game night was a pleasure and a blessing. My deep gratitude to each one who shared their company with us last night.

I would love to have every person on this list together in one place, especially for hymn singing. Is there a Sabbath evening in September or October when many or even (dare I hope?) all of us can meet?

Here's the list of Sabbaths. Let me know what would work for you, and I'll try to pick the week with maximal coverage.

  • Sept. 3
  • Sept. 10
  • Sept. 17
  • Sept. 24
  • Oct. 1
  • Oct. 8
  • Oct. 15
  • Oct. 22
  • Oct. 29
One more question: Someday I'd like to see Fallingwater. It's something like three hours drive from Germantown. Do you want to make plans and go as a group?