Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club

20th August 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lorna Wright

The Musical Book Club
Thursday 20th August. 6.00 pm

To enrol, please click here
This book club sees us explore Dvorak Slavonic Dance in G minor op 46 no. 8. Andy thought it was about time we looked at something from the Romantic period! He says:
You’ll need to navigate through the files to find your own part as all 8 dances in the set are published together. There are no bar numbers or rehearsal letters, but it’s relatively easy to know where you are because of the frequent key and tempo changes.

The link below will take you to where you need to download your part / score, but do get in touch if you need a hand.
Slavonic Dances, Op.46 (Dvořák, Antonín) – IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download

This sessions’ discussion point will be the “hemiola”…

We will meet on Zoom, which works on all computers, tablets and smart phones. You don’t need to have any special programmes or apps on your device to make it work, you just follow a link which will be sent to you from Lorna the day before the meeting.

For this week’s Book Club, we will be inviting players to stay on the Zoom call longer to join a ‘breakout room’ to allow a chance for members to catch up with one another. Please let me know in advance if there’s particular people you’d like to catch up with and I’ll match you together! Andy is likely to use this feature throughout the session to link up similar instruments or passages of music.

£4/5 (members/non-members)

To make payment, simply make a BACS transaction using the following details:
A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “BOOKCLUB7/your surname”.

If you need to send a cheque, please do send this addressed to ‘The Cobweb Orchestra’ to 5 Valeside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9LA

Because of the difficulties of using Zoom for large groups, membership of the group will be limited to 25 people. However, unlike Cobweb events, where it is usually “Strictly first come on a desk by desk basis”, there is no limit to the numbers of any one instrument that can enrol, so if the first 25 attendees are all flautists and clarinettists, I’m sure that will lead to a very interesting, if slightly biased, discussion.