Saturday, January 29, 2011

2 Flutes, Violin, and Cello

We have added a violinist (who also plays the viola a little) to our chamber group (now respelled as M&M's), and are looking for appropriate repertoire. Not much is written for 2 flutes, a violin, and a cello. We are working on a piece now by Boismortier, arranged for 1 flute, 2 oboes, and piano. I am playing the left-hand piano on cello, and the flutes and violin are divying up the flute and oboe parts. It sounds surprisingly good.

We also have some four-part recorder music, some standard quartet music (with either 3 violins or 2 violins and viola), though some of it is more violin-y than flute-y, but it is fun to explore what we have and see if it will work, for us, and for our instruments.

We have a another performance, too, though not until mid-June. About 45 to 50 minutes this time. A nice goal!

Meanwhile, the fiddling group is coming along. There were 9 people at the rehearsal today: tin whistle, mandolin, bodhran, guitar, 4 fiddles, and me, on cello. We have a performance in March.

And the orchestra is playing February 9 at a local school, and again in May (2 concerts).

That should keep me busy.

4 comments:

funny photos said...

the flutes ,violin n cello is good comunication to each other...
the music is lisening to anywhere....

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I AM TANYA NATAZSHA said...
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Linda said...

Marilyn, read all of your posts. I am not a musical person so it was so interesting to read about the behind the scenes of learning and playing this insrument. Good luck to you and your group on your future endeavors!