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IDRS Baroque Band

IDRS Baroque Band Application ~ 2022 Boulder, Colorado

2022 IDRS Baroque Band Coordinators:
Geoffrey Burgess and Jeanine Krause

The IDRS Baroque Band harkens back to the great wind bands of the 17th and 18th centuries. By bringing both solemnity and frivolity, it fosters joy and shared participatory experience for avocational and professional players of historic double reeds. Based on the success of similar bands in Birmingham in 2009, and New York in 2014, the IDRS Band will bring ceremonial and festive flair in the form of a fanfare before evening concerts: an enriching experience for participants and listeners alike that we hope will be an on-going feature at IDRS conferences.

JOIN THE 2022 IDRS BAROQUE BAND
2021 Stylized rendering in watercolor by Guiseppi Nalin of a 1752 copper plate by J. Punt (Binningen) “Trauerbläser” . Image use with permission © 2021 Guiseppi Nalin

Detailed Information

A limited number of instruments will be available for loan in Boulder.
Reeds will be available from vendors at the Exhibition.

REPERTOIRE

The Baroque Band will be playing four-part music for oboes in different sizes and bassoons: selections from the 1705 Collection of André Danican Philidor l‘aîné (1652-1730) and works by Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729).

The music will be accessible to players with all levels of experience, and it will also be a great opportunity to explore playing early double reeds for the first time. Anyone with their own 415 Baroque oboe, tenor oboe (oboe da caccia) or bassoon is welcome to join. There will be a limited number of instruments available for loan.

SCORES: Will be made available on this page after July 2, 2022.

SCHEDULE

Thursday 28. July 2022: TUTTI Rehearsal 10:00
Location, IMIG Theatre

Friday 29. July 2022: TUTTI Rehearsal 10:00
Location, IMIG Theatre

Saturday 30. July 2022:
Tutti Warm Up (pm)
PERFORM ceremonially before the final concert
Location, Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, Foyer
DURATION 5 MINUTES.

More information about rehearsals will be posted on this page after July 2.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A “Baroque” instrument or copy pitched at A= 415Hz. A limited number of instruments will be available for loan in Boulder.
  • Participation in at least one rehearsal
  • All participants must provide their own reed. Reeds will be available from vendors at the Exhibition.
  • Conference registration is required. Register for the conference >>

Please note: You will need to make or purchase your own reeds. We can assist you as necessary. Please keep in mind, reeds are not standard for Baroque instruments. Your enjoyment will be heightened if you take care to make/order reeds which fit to the kind of instrument you have/borrow.

Contact

For more information please contact either Geoffrey Burgess or Jeanine Krause at baroqueband@idrs.org.