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May 29th, 2022, 3:00PM

San Antonio Recorder Society

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June 19th, 2022, 3:00PM

The San Antonio Recorder Quartet

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June 26th, 2022, 3:00PM

San Antonio Recorder Society

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The San Antonio Recorder Quartet

June 19th, 2022, 3:00PM

The San Antonio Recorder Quartet

The recorder was the dominant indoor woodwind instrument during the Renaissance, and sets of recorders were used to support a wide variety of music. This program explores the role of the recorder in 15th and 16th century music. Renaissance music was largely a vocal art, and a rich repertoire of secular and sacred music has survived. Recorders—made in sizes to match the ranges of the human voice—were used to support or replace voices in songs performed as court entertainment, and recorders were used in churches to support sacred music when an organ was not available. Recorders also provided music for dancing. The San Antonio Recorder Quartet will perform a variety of secular songs, sacred psalms, hymns, anthems, and dance music.

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Featured Composer

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750 Bach was a master of the keyboard instruments of his day, particularly the organ, harpsichord and clavichord. He documented the "well-tempered" method of tuning for early stringed keyboard instruments.

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Featured Instrument

Crumhorn

Crumhorn

A capped reed in the woodwind family, developed in the Renaissance period. Its name means "bent horn."

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