About Pat Petersen
Patricia Petersen holds an M.F.A. in Early Music Performance from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been intensely involved with recorder, early music, and English country dance for more than 30 years. Pat is a Certified Teacher of the American Recorder Society, past Music Director of the Triangle Recorder Society, a Director Emerita of Amherst Early Music Inc., past director of Mountain Collegium in Cullowhee, NC, and a popular teacher of English country dance, recorder, early music, and Renaissance notation, both at home and at summer and weekend workshops across the country.
Mark your calendars for the TEMS Fall Workshop to be held Sunday, September 22, 2019! We are fortunate to host Pat Petersen who will present a workshop on masses based on the French renaissance secular song "L'homme armé." The workshop will take place during our regular meeting from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.
The Armed Man in his many modes
2019 MEETING DATES
• Sept. 22 - TEMS Fall Workshop
Judging from the number of composers who used "L’homme armé" as the basis for their compositions, this little ditty was one of the most popular tunes of the Renaissance, inspiring composers for nearly a century and a half. We will explore some of the seemingly infinite ways that composers twisted, turned, and transposed the simple tune to suit musical purposes, both sacred and secular, often with surprisingly beautiful (and sometimes humorous) results. Modes, canons, athletic and thrilling rhythms, all were in the tool chests of those who vied with each other over more than a century to create the most innovative and unusual settings of this simple and straightforward tune.
Free for TEMS members,
$20 for non-members.