Pennsic 46 European Music Activities

Last updated: Jul 04, 2017

Curated page of Classes and Activities at Pennsic that may be of interest to those in the SCA Musicians Facebook group.
If you want to send corrections, or add an activity, contact Monique (Known in the Society as Jadzia) via the Contact form or Facebook.

Peace Week

Wednesday, August 2

What Are the Known World Choir's Top Ten?

Time Wednesday August 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lord Cailin mac Aindréis

Singers and directors of singers: this is the list for you! Come sing through the KWC's collated list of songs many groups will enjoy performing!

Recorder Jam with Siri!

Time Wednesday Augutst 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Siri Toivosdotter

Play recorders with others in a group setting and read through Renaissance literature. In a two-hour session, we will start with beginner/easy sequential drills and move toward harder music. Beginner players should arrive early; advanced can arrive later. Bring your instrument or use a loaner (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). New (Harmony brand) Soprano recorders will be available for $4.

Scottish Choral and Vocal Music Under the Stewarts

Time Wednesday August 2, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): Lord Cailin mac Aindréis

12th-16th century, sacred and secular, choral and vocal, pre- and post-Reformation. Sources and solutions!

Drumming for European Dance

Time Wednesday August 2, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lord Guinemer d'Anglade

Whether you're a new drummer, an experienced musician new to drumming, or an experienced drummer new to Renaissance dance music, this class has something for you. We'll cover the basics of communicating with musicians and dancers, basic rhythms and appropriate tempos for Renaissance dance music, how to prevent things from going wrong, and how to handle it when things go wrong anyway. No drum or experience is necessary.

Troubadours and Trouvères

Time Wednesday August 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh

An introduction to the music of the troubadours and trouvères covering literature and resources for further research. Heavy emphasis on performance style and musical accompaniment.

Open Band for European Dance

Time Wednesday August 2, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: ??

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Thursday, August 3

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Thursday August 3, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Harp for Absolute Beginners

Time Thursday August 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn)
Instructor(s): Lady Rebecca da Firenze

A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed.

The Pilgrimage Project

Time Thursday August 3, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): THL Bugga Bilibit æt Elediche

For the past four years at Pennsic we have gone on Pilgrimage one afternoon of War Week, singing songs from the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat and the Cantigas de Santa Maria. Come learn these songs and consider joining us this year! All are welcome! Music provided. Pilgrimage will happen on the Tuesday of War Week, meeting at University point, time TBD. New this year: Class will start with a brief overview of pilgrimage in period.

Open Band for European Dance

Time Thursday August 3, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: ??

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

War Week

Friday, August 4

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Friday August 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Keyboards Before 1600: Instruments and Repertoire

Time Friday August 4, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska

In this class we'll explore European keyboard instruments and their repertoire in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We'll listen to recordings of period keyboards and look at facsimiles of keyboard intabulations. If there is time and interest, we'll discuss how to read period notation for keyboard music. In particular we'll look at the German Keyboard Tablature of the Buxheimer Organ Book and the notation in Attaignant's intabulations of chansons.

Crumhorn Appreciation Society

Time Friday August 4, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Master Aaron Drummond

An hour of crumhorn playing! All soft wind cap instruments (cornemuses, kelhorns, etc.) are welcome. Repertoire will be determined by the level of the attendees. Some instruments will be available to borrow for those with prior recorder experience.

Performance and Written Work Documentation for A&S

Time Friday August 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): THL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh

Documenting a performance or original written work is challenging. Judging sheets do not always help with what you need to document. "Materials" and other terms are ethereal concepts in a performance or written work! Elements to consider when documenting your historical performance or historically based written work will be discussed.

Recorder Consort: 15th- and 16th-Century Music

Time Friday August 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant

Come play an assortment of Renaissance pieces in good company! This group playing session is geared for intermediate and above recorder players who are comfortable with their instruments and with sight-reading. Bring your recorders and a stand. Sheet music will be provided; feel free to bring your own favorites (in multiple copies, please).

Medieval/ Middle Eastern Improv Jam Class

Time Friday August 4, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor: Master Albrecht of Catsprey
This class may or may not happen. Check to see!

Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán

Time Friday August 4, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Líadán Liathain

Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.

Late Period Rounds

Time Friday August 4, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Mistress Elizabeth of Dendermonde

Come help sing through (or listen to) some late period rounds.

Learn to Read, Write, and Sing Byzantine Notation

Time Friday August 4, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): THL Marion Quyn

Master musician or neume newbie: This class is for everyone! See how a simple system can be used to depict relative and absolute pitch and learn how to translate some medieval and modern day "hits" into this beautiful style of notation.

Period Drinking Songs

Time Friday August 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen

Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing. This class might take place in a tent without chairs, so please consider bringing your own.

Open Band for European Dance (Early Bird Ball)

Time Friday August 4, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: ??

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Saturday, August 5

Mass Project

Time Saturday August 5, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Erlandr Nordenskald

Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Saturday August 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Early Music Notation: Petrucci's Prodigious Press

Time Saturday August 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Master John Elys

Ottaviano Petrucci (1466-1539) was the first large-scale printer of music. Between 1501 and 1509 he published over 40 books of music: instrumental and vocal, sacred and secular, sober and whimsical, but all with a visual clarity that would not be equaled for another 200 years. We'll read a variety of pieces in facsimile from the Petrucci press, stopping to discuss notational difficulties as they come up. Bring a melody instrument (or voice) you play fluently: recorder, fiddle, harp, viol, lute, etc.

Pre-16th-Century Musical Modal Improvisation

Time Saturday August 5, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor(s): Master Albrecht Catsprey

Musician class for acoustic instruments to learn medieval modal improvisation that will teach the student to create melodies on the spot for both free form and structured rhythmic forms. Students are required to be very familiar with their instruments. Reading music is not required but really helps, especially your major and natural minor scales.

String Theory

Time Saturday August 5, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): THL Brendan O Corraidhe

How do vibrating-string instruments really work? For players (and aspiring players) of plucked, strummed, and bowed string instruments, an understanding of the "what's really going on physically" can be very enlightening. Practical tips for technique and practice will also be shared.

Class will also include a discussion of the medieval understanding of what was going on in the context of Aristotelian (as opposed to modern Newtonian) physics. Mathematical and scientific concepts limited to length, mass, tension, and simple fractions.
Instructor has been playing guitar since the 1970s and teaching (and performing in the SCA) since the '80s, when he was an engineering student.

What to Play and Where to Play It

Time Saturday August 5, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant

For those looking to get started or to find new opportunities making instrumental music in the SCA. Class will include tips and hints, roundtable discussion, demos of an assortment of instruments, and a playing session. Bring your instruments!

Early Music Notation: Marguerite's Chansonnier

Time Saturday August 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Master John Elys

Queen Marguerite of Austria, Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy (1480-1530), was not only a musician herself but a noted patroness of the arts. One of her prized possessions was a 70-page handwritten collection of secular and sacred polyphonic music now referred to as Brussels 11239. We'll sight-read a variety of pieces from the book, stopping to discuss notational difficulties as they come up. Bring a melody instrument (or voice) you play fluently: recorder, fiddle, harp, viol, lute, etc.

Medieval/ Middle Eastern Improv Jam Class

Time Saturday August 5, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor: Master Albrecht of Catsprey
This class may or may not happen. Check to see!

European Music Expo

Time Saturday August 5, 2:00 pm - 5:00pm Location: Performing Arts Tent
Coordinator Lady Erlan Nordenskald
15 minute performance slots for soloist, ensembles, or teachers who would like to promote their classes. Contact Erlan for more info.

Music in the Italian Novelle

Time Saturday August 5, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Master Aaron Drummond

Several 14th-16th-century Italian works of literature survive which contain descriptions of music performances. We'll read through some of the surviving music mentioned in these works and compare what we do to how the authors describe the musical performances. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán

Time Saturday August 5, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Líadán Liathain

Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.

Responsible Performing in the SCA

Time Saturday August 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): THL Sophia the Orange

Learn the balance between being a spotlight hog and waiting to be invited to perform. Learn to work with event staff, Royalty, and Baronage to schedule when and where your performance will enhance the event. You may be brilliant, but don't risk grandstanding even by mistake.

Embellishing 16th-Century Italian Dance Music

Time Saturday August 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska

This class will give you practical tools for embellishing late period Renaissance dance music. We will look at some sources for period-appropriate embellishments and will write out embellishments for music that will be in the balls. Participants should be able to play Gracca Amorosa and Bizzaria d'Amore fluently.

Creating Kingdom-Sized Performing Arts Programs

Time Saturday August 5, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Location: Amphitheater
Instructor(s): THL Sophia the Orange

Organizing performers is different from performing. Come hear my suggestions and lessons learned for large scale performing arts programs for kingdoms and large, war-sized events.

Share my "Lessons Learned" from running the SCA 50 Year Performing Arts Program, serving as Kingdom MOAS Deputy for Performing Arts in Atlantia for 3 years, Guild Leader for the Atlantia Performing Arts Guild for 2 years, Co-Lead for Commedia, Foolery, and Physical Theater track at Pennsic University for 6 years, creating the Performing Arts Program at War of the Wings (Atlantia) and a myriad of other organizational jobs in SCA Performing Arts over 25 years. Come with your own ideas, and we'll discuss what you can do back home.

Period Drinking Songs

Time Saturday August 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen

Learn to sing a variety of period songs about consuming alcoholic beverages from across Europe. The songs vary in difficulty from easy unison and rounds to harmony with up to four parts, so anyone can participate. Music will be available to take with you. If you have heard of the Pennsic Drinking and Singing Walk or the Hymni Bacchi, this is the music we sing. This class might take place in a tent without chairs, so please consider bringing your own.

Concerts

Psallite: Medieval Music for Everyone

Time Saturday August 5, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Psallite performs troubadour songs, cantigas, motets, and other medieval music. All songs are sung in English, with vibrant translations written by Mistress Kasha.
Featuring Mistress Kasha Alekseeva, Mistress Jadwiga Krzyzanowska, and Master Aaron Drummond.

The Irish Frau: Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh

Time Saturday August 5, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Aibhilin, the Irish Frau, performs a mix of music for harp and voice from period songs, modern SCA compositions, to rousing a capella SCA war songs. And, of course, a little humor thrown in!

Dance

Open Band for European Dance (Grand Ball)

Time Saturday August 5, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: Master Aaron Drummond

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Sunday, August 6

Mass Project

Time Sunday August 6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Erlandr Nordenskald

Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD

Gathering of the Louds

Time Sunday August 6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Mistress Deonna von Aachen

Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Sunday August 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Voices and Viols: Gamben und Singen

Time Sunday August 6, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm; Location: A&S 14
Instructor(s): Rufina Cambrensis

Zu musizieren und jubilieren steht mir all mein Sinn! This year, we will focus on compositions by German composers such as Ludwig Senfl and Heinrich Finck (and some Flemish composers who set German texts, like Heinrich Isaac). Sight singing a plus for singers, but not essential. Viols tune to A=440. (Vielles/violin family instruments also welcome!)

Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Sunday August 6, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir

Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Sunday August 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir

Very Old Rounds and Drinking Songs

Time Sunday August 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): Mistress Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain

Pre-1600 rounds and drinking songs in English, some in Latin. A packet of sheet music and lyrics will be available to keep.

Medieval/ Middle Eastern Improv Jam Class

Time Sunday August 6, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor: Master Albrecht of Catsprey
This class may or may not happen. Check to see!

Citole Solar

Time Sunday August 6, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor: Rufina Cambrensis
So you bought a citole at Pennsic, and now you're wondering what to do with it. Or you've been having fun strumming solo songs, but would like to try something different. In this class we'll play some catchy pieces of 13th- and 14th-century polyphony. Bring your citole, gittern, lute, etc., (preferably tuned G-d-g-d') and join in the fun! Although this class is aimed at fretted instruments, harps and plucked psalteries are welcome, too.

The Development of Music Through Acoustics

Time Sunday August 6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): Lord Martyn de Halliwell

We will discuss the development of vocal and instrumental music in relation to changing architecture, new instrumentation, and musical principles.

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus

Time Sunday August 6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Lochmere, N18
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Closed rehearsals by audition only.
Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus

Open Band for European Dance (Beginner's Ball)

Time Sunday August 6, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Great Hall
Band Leader: Master Albrecht of Catsprey

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Monday, August 7

Mass Project

Time Monday August 7, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Erlandr Nordenskald

Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Monday August 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Monday August 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir

A Celtic Introduction to Medieval Music

Time Monday August 7, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): THL Vincenzo da Brescia

Celtic music hasn't changed much in 600 years so it's an excellent starting point for learning medieval music. We'll look at similarities and sources

Harp for Absolute Beginners

Time Monday August 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Argent Fox (Merchant area behind the barn)
Instructor(s): Lady Rebecca da Firenze

A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of modern harp, that is to say hand position! Learn how not to injure yourself playing! Please bring a harp if you have one and a chair if you need one; we will be holding the class at Argent Fox and can borrow his harps and chairs, but he only has so many and I don't know how many students will attend. We will review hand position, go over a couple basic exercises to practice with, and I will provide handouts with a simple tune to practice. Ability to either read music or memorize a definite plus, but anyone's welcome to show up, and I'll teach you what I can. All ages emphatically welcomed.

14th-Century Italian Secular Vocal Music

Time Monday August 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: A&S 14
Instructor(s): Mistress Arianna Morgan

This class provides an overview of the musical and poetic forms of 14th-century Italian secular vocal music. Listening examples will be provided.

Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Monday August 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir

### Choral Ball Rehearsal
Time Monday August 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location Dance Tent
Instructor: Lady Siri Toivosdotter

Singers and instrumentalists come rehearse for the Choral Ball which will be held Tuesday evening of War Week. If possible, procure music in advance on the Facebook Group SCA Choral Ensemble. Walk-ins are welcome, some music will be provided. This rehearsal is not required to participate in the Ball, but it will be very helpful.

Music in the Italian Novelle

Time Monday August 7, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Master Aaron Drummond

Several 14th-16th-century Italian works of literature survive which contain descriptions of music performances. We'll read through some of the surviving music mentioned in these works and compare what we do to how the authors describe the musical performances. All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

Learn to Read, Write, and Sing Byzantine Notation

Time Monday August 7, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): THL Marion Quyn

Master musician or neume newbie: This class is for everyone! See how a simple system can be used to depict relative and absolute pitch and learn how to translate some medieval and modern day "hits" into this beautiful style of notation.

Medieval/ Middle Eastern Improv Jam Class

Time Monday August 7, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor: Master Albrecht of Catsprey
This class may or may not happen. Check to see!

Known World Recorder Ensemble

Time Monday August 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe

Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its second Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/10, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com

Introduction to Irish Frame Drum, the Bodhrán

Time Monday August 7, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Líadán Liathain

Learn how to choose and care for the bodhrán; what makes a good tipper; tune and set structure, how to identify and play jig, reel, hornpipe, slip jig, polka rhythms; etiquette; jokes. Learn secret arcane hand gestures to amaze and stun your listeners. Demonstration of how to adapt bodhrán drumming to period music. Bring a bodhrán if you have one. A few loaner drums will be available. Teens and older welcomed.

Beyond the Notes

Time Monday August 7, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm; Location: A&S 14
Instructor(s): Mistress Isabeau d'Orleans

A practical look at taking polyphonic choral music past just singing the notes, with tips for singers and directors to turn notes into music. Text painting, vowel modification and other techniques will be explored.

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus

Time Monday August 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Lochmere, N18
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Closed rehearsals by audition only.
Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus

An Introduction to "Contrafact"

Time Monday August 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lord Martyn de Halliwell

How to find the best "tunes" from period sources, and add/replace lyrics, as well as slight modifications of the tune.

Orlando di Lasso: the Wit and the Weirdness

Time Monday August 7, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Mistress Eliane Halevy

Come learn about Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594), one of the most prolific sacred and secular choral composers of the Renaissance, writing in every major language and every major style -- music that choirs from high schools to professional sing all the time today. Students will listen to/sing some of his music.

Concerts

The Debatable Choir

Time Monday August 7, 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The award-winning Debatable Choir returns, bigger and better than ever, to perform songs of love and laughter by such luminaries as Palestrina, Gastoldi, Nannino, Morley, and Josquin.

Dance

Open Band for European Dance (Under the Sea Ball)

Time Monday August 7, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: Mistress Azza al Shirazi

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Tuesday, August 8

Mass Project

Time Tuesday August 8, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Erlandr Nordenskald

Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD

The Cornett and the Serpent: Renaissance Brass?

Time Tuesday August 8, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Master Remus Fletcher

Once a favorite of composers and now obscure, the cornett is a musical instrument with a trumpet-type mouthpiece that is made of wood and fingered like a recorder. The larger serpent, which filled the need for a bass instrument, is a late-period ancestor of the modern tuba. Are they brass or woodwind? Join in for a hands-on discussion about these instruments, information on where to buy, and how to play. Several instruments will be available to try. Bring a chair.

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Tuesday August 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Tuesday August 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir

Early Period Bardic Solar

Time Tuesday August 8, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Location: Clanne Preachain (E23, across from the lake between Hedgehog and Regnesfolk)
Instructor(s): Baroness Lanea verch Kerrigan

Join us as we discuss early period songs and spoken pieces, composition, research methods, mythology, translation, practice techniques, etc. We are sure to discuss adult themes and will likely wind up drinking some adult beverages. 21 and older.

KW Choir Open Auditions: Chorulus Pennsicus

Time Tuesday August 8, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Known World Choir open auditions for anyone interested in trying out for select choir, Chorulus Pennsicus, Pennsic 47. Contact Mistress Gianetta or Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com for further details.

Medieval/ Middle Eastern Improv Jam Class

Time Tuesday August 8, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor: Master Albrecht of Catsprey
This class may or may not happen. Check to see!

PA Series: Known World Harp Celebration

Time Tuesday August 8, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Come celebrate the harp! All harpers of the Known World are invited to come and join us in demonstrating the glories of our instrument; if your harp is not present, someone will probably be willing to lend you one. We do ask that all pieces be five minutes or shorter. If we have extra time, we will invite anyone interested to play a second piece. At the end of the event we bring all the harps up on stage and have fun playing together, whatever we all know or can improvise harmonies for. It's great fun - come join us! Harpers who do not wish to play or harp lovers who do not play are also more than welcome to come and listen; there's generally quite a variety of harp music to hear.

Known World Recorder Ensemble

Time Tuesday August 8, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe

Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its second Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/10, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus

Time Tuesday August 8, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Lochmere, N18
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Closed rehearsals by audition only.
Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus

13th-C Music Estampie Class

Time Tuesday August 8, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Master Albrecht Catsprey

The class will be an instrumental and vocal application session to present the estampie form of improvisation. The estampie form is essentially a study in short term memorization and is a good game to play for musicians (possible drinking game).

Open Band for European Dance (Choral Ball)

Time Tuesday August 8, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: Lady Siri Toivosdotter

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Wednesday, August 9

Medieval Modes

Time Wednesday August 9, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): Mistress Amelie d'Anjou

Wondering how to make a tune sound more medieval? Go beyond major and minor keys, and learn about modes. We'll start at do-re-mi, then go on. Previous music theory not necessary. We'll learn how to figure out the mode of almost any pre-written song. Handout includes a period song in every mode. Bring a pencil.

Mass Project

Time Wednesday August 9, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Erlandr Nordenskald

Hands-on look into the Mass as a musical form and its importance in Renaissance vocal music. We will study a plain chant Mass and a Mass by Josquin. We are going to do a mini-performance at the European Music Expo and a Mass Performance during War Week. Time and Date TBD

Beginning Loud Band

Time Wednesday August 9, 9:00 am - 11:00 am; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Master Remus Fletcher

If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms,, rauschpfeiffen, and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.

Pennsic Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Wednesday August 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Choir welcomes all interested singers! This year's concert theme is "A Medieval Christmas" The repertoire includes pieces by Hassler, King Henry VIII, Praetorius and Morley, conducted by Lady Siri Toivosdotter. Singing in the Pennsic Choir is an intense and rewarding experience. We rehearse two hours each day for a week, then perform a concert on Thursday evening of War Week. The ability to read music and sight-sing is helpful, but not required if you learn the music in advance. Sheet music and audio tracks are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsicxliiichoirs

Pennsic Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Wednesday August 9, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella with Deonna von Aachen. We will rehearse 12-1 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9. Performance will be part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; details TBA during regular rehearsals.) More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-youth-choir

Pennsic Children's Choir: Open Rehearsal

Time Wednesday August 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Experience the world of Renaissance and medieval vocal music. We will rehearse from 1-2 pm Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, at the PA Rehearsal tent. We will perform as part of the Known World Choirs Concert on Thursday evening of War Week. (Dress rehearsal Thursday afternoon, 8/10, in the PAT; further details TBA during regular rehearsals.) Parents must attend rehearsals with children under 12. Music and more information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/pennsic-children-s-choir

Playing the Renaissance Side Drum

Time Wednesday August 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lord Guinemer d'Anglade

The Renaissance side drum is the predecessor to the modern snare drum. In this class, we'll cover the basics of playing a side drum. We'll review the parts of the drum, how to hold the drum and the sticks, the basics of rhythm, and what we know about period rhythms. This will be a hands-on class; bring a pair of drumsticks and a drum, if you have one. Some loaner sticks will be available.

Medieval/ Middle Eastern Improv Jam Class

Time Wednesday August 9, 2:00 pm - ?pm; Location: Cafe Marhaba
Instructor: Master Albrecht of Catsprey
This class may or may not happen. Check to see!

Known World Recorder Ensemble

Time Wednesday August 9, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe

Recorder players of Intermediate and above abilities are invited to join this ensemble for its second Pennsic appearance. Join us in having fun and making music together! We will meet for three rehearsals: Monday - Wednesday. We'll prepare for a brief concert, 6 pm, Thursday, 8/10, in the PA Tent. Age limit: 12 and up. A limited number of soprano and alto recorders are available for loan; contact instructors by July 10 to reserve one. If you play more than one instrument, bring them all, and be prepared to play something other than soprano. Please bring a music stand if you have one, or you may need to share. Sheet music (easy to advanced) will be provided. $3 for music packet, or free PDFs available prior to Pennsic found on the Facebook group, Known World Recorder Ensemble. Email the instructors: Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe Washington.julie@gmail.com and Lady Siri Toivosdotter JoniSyngs@aol.com

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Chorulus Pennsicus

Time Wednesday August 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Location: Lochmere, N18
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Closed rehearsals by audition only.
Chorulus Pennsicus information available here: https://sites.google.com/site/kwcpennsicchoir/home/pennsic-choir/chorulus-pennsicus

Open Band for European Dance

Time Wednesday August 9, 9:00 pm - ?; Location: Dance Tent
Band Leader: ??

All instruments (period or otherwise) are welcome, so long as they don't require electric amplification. Modern flutes, acoustic guitars, etc: totally OK. Theremin players: sorry! Players at all skill levels are welcome. If you aren't quite at the level of being able to sight-read the melodies at dance tempos, there are easy chords, bass lines, drones, etc that you can try. We will have music available for use in the dance tent. If you want your own music to keep, please print a copy of the Pennsic 46 Pile (or uncompressed if you see problems printing.) If you aren't able to print your own copy, some copies will be available from the Music Coordinator for $5 (unbound) or $6 (bound) to cover the cost of copying. See Pennsic Dance website for more info on European Dance at Pennsic.

Thursday, August 10

Gathering of the Louds

Time Thursday August 10, 9:00 am - 11:00 am; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Mistress Deonna von Aachen

Shawms, sackbutts and curtals, oh my. Players of loud Renaissance instruments gather just for fun to play different styles of music at each session such as intradas and other instrumental processionals and polychoral music. Not sure what these instruments are? Come listen or try one. Instruments will be available to share, but a reading knowledge of music is necessary. Bring a chair, music stand and clothespins.

Interpreting Cantigas on Your Own

Time Thursday August 10, 9:30 am - 11:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Mistress Amelie d'Anjou

The Cantigas de Santa Maria are a well-known music source, but can you read the original notation yourself? Yes! By learning just a bit of medieval notation, you can check current transcriptions or even do your own! Why? Because some of the current versions out there are arguably wrong, and because it's fun. [cantigas #100, 166, 1, 340, 77]

Let's Play Ortiz Tenors

Time Thursday August 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Mistress Amelie d'Anjou

We'll practice our improv skills by jamming on a few of the tenors or ground bass lines in Diego Ortiz's treatise on viol playing (he calls them recercadas). Any instruments welcome, but be prepared to improvise. Probable tenors include passamezzo antico, passamezzo moderno, and folia. If you would like to look at the music ahead, go to IMSLP and search for Diego Ortiz. (Recercadas primera, secunda, and quarta or ottava sobre tenores Italianos - we'll do our own top lines) The treatise is Trattado de Glosas from 1553, also on IMSLP. (Recercadas are at the end.)

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Dress Rehearsal

Time Thursday August 10, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Space in use.

Crumhorn Appreciation Society

Time Thursday August 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Master Aaron Drummond

An hour of crumhorn playing! All soft wind cap instruments (cornemuses, kelhorns, etc.) are welcome. Repertoire will be determined by the level of the attendees. Some instruments will be available to borrow for those with prior recorder experience.

Adapting Non-English Material to English

Time Thursday August 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): Master Efenwealt Wystle

There are so many excellent songs and poems from our period that are overlooked in the SCA simply because the audience or the performer does not speak the language in which the piece was originally written. Literal translations often fall short of evoking the same emotion of the original piece because they do not use the same rhyme scheme or meter. We will discuss various ways to adapt material for an English speaking audience that help to preserve the feeling of the original while still conveying the same message. Instructor will provide examples of his own work. Students are encouraged to bring examples of their own to share and discuss.

Melodic Music Realizations on Basse Danse Tenors

Time Thursday August 10, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): Master Albrecht Catsprey

Melodic Realizations is a lecture and applied class on the methods to write melodic divisions above a 15th-century basse danse tenor line. A solid knowledge of basic theory is required. Bring instruments as we will play some of the monstrosities we come up with.

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Pre-Performance Warm-Ups

Time Thursday August 10, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm; Location: Dance Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

(Closed Rehearsal) 6 pm: Pre-performance warm-ups and line-up in European Dance Tent for the Known World Choir performance in PAT at 6:30 pm.

Concerts

Known World Recorder Ensemble Performance

Time Thursday August 10, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Recorder players from across the Known World join together to share their love for this medieval instrument and period music in concert. Join us for our second Pennsic appearance!

Rehearsal (Closed): KWC Concert Backstage Overflow

Time Thursday August 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Location: A&S 9
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Space in use.

Known World Choirs Performance

Time Thursday August 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Location: Performing Arts Tent
Instructor(s): Pennsic Performing Arts

Show time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm. The Pennsic Choirs, consisting of the Pennsic Choir, the select choir Chorulus Pennsicus, the Youth Choir, and the Children's Choir, will perform an extravaganza of medieval and Renaissance choral music.

Friday, August 11

Contrafacta: Yes, Filking is Period

Time Friday August 11, 9:00 am - 10:00 am; Location: Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent
Instructor(s): Lady Melanie de la Tour

Musica Contrafacta means reworked or recycled music. In French, it is contrefait, which is the root of our word counterfeit. In other words, you make new music by copying a popular tune, to which you set new lyrics. A contrafactum (Latin singular; contrafacta is plural) is a period filk.

Lady Melanie de la Tour will discuss the history and impact of contrafacta/filks, and gives some tips on how to write them. Active participation is encouraged.

Beginning Loud Band

Time Friday August 11, 9:00 am - 11:00 am; Location: University-Battlefield
Instructor(s): Master Remus Fletcher

If you can play a recorder, you can play a Loud Band instrument. Musicians of all levels are welcome. The class will begin with a Q&A session about loud instruments including shawms,, rauschpfeiffen, and sackbuts (trombones). There will be a limited number of instruments available to try. Bring instruments and a music stand if you have them. Easy music will be provided, and the class will play some songs. Listeners welcome. Bring a chair.

Mead-ieval Drinking Songs

Time Friday August 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Location: Bog U (E24)
Instructor(s): Mistress Rosalind Jehanne
Come learn some alcoholic songs, from 11th-C students to Elizabethan, and maybe a few SCA authors as well. Handouts will be available at no charge.