Workshop with Lisette

The one-day Saturday workshop with Lisette Kielson will take place on September 21 ( from 9am-4:30pm) at CAPITOL LAKES.

Here are the program notes from Lisette:

Molto Espressivo! (or How to Turn a Phrase)

What makes for a musical performance? For expressive playing? There is always something more to say… or a better way to say it! When presented with soaring melodies, clashing dissonances, or intricate rhythms, we will focus on tone, articulation, breathing, musical weight, and maybe even a little vibrato, to capture the essence of each composer’s expressive vision. Musical selections may include works by Albinoni, Holst, Steve Marshall, Phil Neuman, Purcell, Sieg, Victoria, Vivaldi, and more!

Madison Bach Musicians summer workshop faculty concert

*Hi Winds,*

*Lisette will be playing at this faculty concert tomorrow night.

*The public is invited to an evening Faculty Concert and various
afternoon classes exploring continuo playing, specific instrument master
classes, stage presence for musicians, sight-reading, baroque dance, and

*The Faculty Concert on will feature works by Carl Heinirch Graun (below
top), Francesco Turini, Jean-Henri D’Anglebert (below  bottom), Georg
Philipp Telemann, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier and Henry Purcell on
period instruments. Admission is $15 at the door.*

Faculty Concert: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
West Middleton Lutheran Church
3763 Pioneer Road, Verona

more info here:

what do the little eights mean?

Hi Winds,

You may have wondered about what the little eights written above (or
below) the clefs mean. Making this page helped me understand this
better. Notes that are aligned are exactly the same pitch, so you can
see how the different instruments overlap.

The eights indicate that the notes should sound an octave higher (or
lower) than the what is considered “normal” for the clef. The lowest
note on a tenor is middle C (often called “C4”). A soprano will sound an
octave higher, so there should be an octave clef on the soprano part to
distinguish it from the tenor part. Bass parts should really have an
octave clef, too, because the notes sound an octave higher than a normal
bass clef.

A reminder that we’ll meet on Monday as usual, and hope to see you there!

– Randy