Upcoming Meeting

OCRS face-to-face! 
Marylin Winkle
January 14, 2022, 7:30 PM

Yes, it’s on. We have at least 10 people planning to attend. 

See Covid procedures below.

7:15 Prelude by Joe Whiting: “Music of the 19th and 20th Centuries”

SCRS on Zoom
Sarah Cantor
January 15, at 2 pm

OCRS members will receive email invitation. Music is here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html

More info and great offer for free classes below.
Marylin Winkle conducting January 14
Marylin Winkle
Marylin Winkle


A performer, teacher, and advocate for the arts, Marylin serves as Artistic Director of L.A. Camerata, a performing arts initiative devoted to works for and by women and “others.” In addition to ongoing L.A. Camerata events, Marylin has performed historical works with the Desert Baroque Festival, Boston Camerata, and Musica Angelica.  She holds a DMA in Early Music from USC Thornton School of Music, where she studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Bill Skeen. Marylin believes fiercely in the power of the arts to affect lives and create change. She has over a decade of teaching experiences with students of all ages and disciplines. At the collegiate level, Dr. Winkle currently serves on the faculty at UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music where she directs the Early Music Ensemble. 

Here is the music Marylin has selected for us. Please see notes before printing or downloading it all.

1.) Prelude: By the Waters of Babylon

2.) Madrigals by Maddalena Casulana. All of Book 2 is attached just in case, but we won’t read them all. I am particularly fond of numbers 5 and 7-15.
Casaluna 5
Here’s the whole book: CASULANA_Il_Secondo_Libro_de_Madrigali_1570

3.) A couple of Dowland Ayres
Dowland, Aria for Mistresses Nichols Almand (SSAB plus optional continuo)

5.) Byrd, Quem terra, pontus, aethera
Byrd, Marian Hymn for Three Voices (ATB recorders or TrTnB viols)

5.) Vittoria Aleotti’s Ghirlanda de Madrigali. Again, won’t have time for the whole thing, but members should at least download/print numbers 2-4, 10-11, and 18-19.

6.) Marenzio’s Zefiro torna.
Zefiro Torna_Score

7.) East, Fly not away
East, Fly Not Away (SSB)

8.) Dowland, Lachrimae antiquae

If you prefer, here’s a zip file of all the music: Winkle 2022

*President’s Message:

Dear OCRS members
I want to wish all a health new year!

Here is what is going on this January.  We plan to have Marylin Winkle from UCLA conduct on Friday.  Sarah Cantor to zoom in on Saturday.  And there is an option to get a free class from Sarah Cantor

1) Marylin Winkle from UCLA will conduct on Friday Jan 14.  Details to follow in a few days in a separate e-mail. Omicron is now with us….

If we can get 10 people to plan to attend, we will hold the meeting.  If not we will cancel the meeting. 

Please send a note c.jackson@ieee.org if you plan to attend.

A final announcement will go out on Wednesday Jan 12.

2) Sarah Cantor will conduct a zoom meeting on Jan 15 at 2 pm.  Details will follow in a separate e-mail.

3) Sandy sent out a note about a free offer to attend Sarah Cantor’s “warm up class”. Here is some more information about the class:

After doing the warm ups together, you will be motivated and inspired to practice on your own. Each half hour technique class will feature 15 minutes of breathing, tone, tonguing or coordination warms ups for all levels, as well as 15 minutes of advanced study from The Daily Lesson by Hans Ulrich Staeps.

Sheet music for the class can be downloaded here: https://www.cantornote.com/downloads.html

Warm up video below:


Music-Minus-One Videos Below



Contact Sarah Cantor at Cantornote@icloud.com to register.

4) Finally- can anyone help print some music for a few of our members that need help with making copies?  Contact Charlie at c.jackson@ieee.org


We will check for vaccinations* and people must wear masks when not playing.  We will set chairs with as much space as we can, but probably won’t make the 6 ft spacing.
*COVID-19 Procedures for Live OCRS meetings:  You’ll be required to show your vaccination card upon arrival unless you’ve previously emailed a scanned copy to Susan Mason at smmesq@prodigy.net.  The card must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and appropriate boosters.  While in the meeting room, you must wear a mask that securely covers your nose, mouth and chin, except when you’re playing your instruments.  Players’ chairs will be separated as much as practicable, but may not be a full 6 feet apart.
You are encouraged to get tested before you come. Definitely don’t come if there has been any exposure or symptoms.


Sarah Cantor is a recorder virtuoso specializing in the interpretation of contemporary and early music. She holds degrees in early music and Spanish from The Indiana University Early Music Institute and the Royal Conservatory in Holland, where she studied with Marion Verbruggen. Her many appearances as recorder soloist include concerto concerts and recordings for The Berkshire Bach Society; with violinists Eugeine Drucker and Ani Kavafian; Boston Cecilia with soprano Lisa Saffer; The Gloria Dei Contores choir; and Sarasa with violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, and Soprano Emily van Evera. She has played under the direction of Ton Koopman, Stanley Ritchie, and Kenneth Cooper.
She has given solo recitals for The Boston Early Music Festival, The Boston Recorder Society, The Massachusetts Council of the Arts, The King’s Chapel Recital Series, Marlboro college, Sing-Sing prison, The Almity School in Arrezo, Italy, and The National Theater of Limon, Costa Rica. She is also an active chamber musician and is a founding member of the following ensembles that frequently perform live on New England public radio stations: The Hague Baroque Ensemble, The Artemis Trio, The Brookline Early Music Ensemble, Saltarello, Sarasa, Newton Baroque and La Sylva. Sarah also performs with La Donna Musicale and Eudaimonia.
In addition to her performing career, she is an active teacher and dancer. Ms. Cantor has worked as a dancer and musician for the Utah Shakespearean Festival and in numerous Christmas Revels productions.
She has given early music workshops for the New England Conservatory baroque orchestra, Ars Longa ensemble in Cuba, Amherst Early Music, Pinewoods, and various chapters of The American Recorder Society. Ms. Cantor taught dance and served as head of the early music programs at the Brookline Music School and the Putney Summer Arts program. She was a finalist in the 2007 Early Music America Medieval Renaissance competition.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Sarah gathered and directed 120 recorder players of various levels and ages from 27 countries to came together and play in the Global Recorder Orchestra video.

Recorder classes offered by Inga Funck

Recorder warmup classes by Sarah Cantor, free to OCRS in January

Here are instructions for using Zoom: Zoom Tips and Instructions v5.3

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