We began with "Susanne Un Jour" in Orlando di Lassus' elegant version. Once the theme was well under the fingers we moved on the Hernando de Cabezon's divisions on the same theme. Triplets, quintlets, syncopation and 16ths followed each other in rapid alternations. With the help of 'caterpillars' (8th notes) and 'pineapples' (triplets) we were able to 'take it easily' (5's). The jaunty 'King William's Rambles' in an arrangement by Paul Leenhouts and the very different 'Cha Cha Dolce' by Andrew Charlton called for precision playing and a more modern sensibility.
The afternoon closed with Schmelzer's "Sonata a 7", deeply satisfying Baroque music with the various voices conversing in statement and response and then coming together harmoniously.
Avondale Press manned a booth offering lots of great music, with excellent typography - no tiny notes!! - just nice clear printing, attractively and efficiently arranged on the page.
Excellent treats were shared at the morning break and lunch was eaten in convivial groups at corner tables and kitchen counters. Afterwards, a smaller group gathered at Aphrodite's Cafe for a convivial and deliciious dinner.
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