Aldo Abreu, director

This small ensemble is open by audition to upper intermediate woodwind and brass players.  This ensemble specializes in Renaissance and Baroque wind instrumental music written between the years 1500-1750.  Students play their own modern instruments, but the parts are transposed (by Mr. Abreu) from the original scores written for crumhorns, shawms, recorders, sackbuts, trumpets, cornettos, and other early winds, brass and percussion.  The Renaissance & Baroque Wind Band includes, as a major part of its repertory, late renaissance polychoral (antiphonal) works by composers such as Gabrieli, Grillo and others.  The choirs of instruments are spread out around the concert hall creating a “surround sound” effect. While orchestra assignments are made by level, not age, most members are in grades 7-12.

Baroque Ensembles range in size and offer a more intimate study than the larger orchestras. These chamber music size groups allow for one or just a few player(s) per part. This smaller group setting allows students to develop chamber music skills learning to listen to each other.

Rehearsals: Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm, Carr Organ Room

Fall Seating Auditions

Seating auditions: September 6-7, 2014

Seating audition requirement:  Students should prepare two constrasting solos or two contrasting movements from the same piece.

2015-2016 Calendar

SEPTEMBER           
11     RBWB rehearsals begin
18     RBWB rehearsal
25     RBWB rehearsal


OCTOBER
2     RBWB rehearsal
9     RBWB rehearsal
16    RBWB rehearsal
23    RBWB rehearsal
30    RBWB rehearsal


NOVEMBER
6     RBWB rehearsal
13    RBWB rehearsal
20    RBWB rehearsal
27    NO RBWB REHEARSAL   
        HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

DECEMBER
4      RBWB rehearsal
11    RBWB rehearsal
18    RBWB rehearsal


DEC. 19- JAN. 8 NO RBWB

JANUARY   
8      RBWB rehearsal
15    RBWB rehearsal
22     RBWB rehearsal
29    RBWB rehearsal
31    RBWB Concert
        Baroque Ensembles Concert
       11am in Williams Hall
       Call times TBA

FEBRUARY
5      RBWB rehearsal
12     RBWB rehearsal
19    NO RBWB REHEARSAL
26    RBWB rehearsal

MARCH
5       RBWB rehearsal
12     RBWB rehearsal
19     RBWB rehearsal
26     RBWB rehearsal

APRIL
1      RBWB rehearsal
8      RBWB rehearsal
15    RBWB rehearsal
22    RBWB rehearsal
29     RBWB rehearsal

MAY
8-20     Large Ensemble Auditions
6      RBWB rehearsal
13    RBWB rehearsal
20    RBWB rehearsal
25    RBWB Concert
    Baroque Ensembles Concert 
    7pm in Williams Hall
    Call times TBA

Audition Information

The NEC Prep Baroque Ensembles hold auditions each May for the following academic year. Baroque Ensemble auditions are not held for specific ensembles, rather students are placed into an orchestra based on their audition. We begin scheduling May auditions in March of each year. To sign up for a May audition, click here. Additional entrance auditions may be held in the Fall for select instruments, on a space availability basis only. For more information about Fall auditions or to sign up for an audition, please call (617) 585-1160 or e-mail prep@necmusic.edu.

For audition requirements, click here.

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Still have questions?

E-mail the Preparatory School Office at prep@necmusic.edu or call (617) 585-1160.

2013-07-09


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