Report on the November 23, 2010, meeting

We played:

  • Gervaise, 14 Bransles de Champagne
  • Morley:
    • Blow, shepherds, blow
    • Deep Lamenting
    • Farewell, disdainful
    • Lady if I through grief
  • Cavendish, Come gentle swains
  • Morley, Arise, awake you silly shepherds sleeping
  • Mundy, Lightly she whipped oer the dales
  • Berg, Let us drink and be merry


We’ll be meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 PM at my place.
There might be some modification to this around Christmas, but not
before that.


This year, the only Sunday in December I could possibly have a party is
December 19. This is the day the Delight Consort, Judith Conrad,
director, with Paul Ukleja on cornetto is playing at the Loring
Greenough house, and I’d like to see it, and I suppose other
people may want to as well. The description is:

Sunday, December 19, at 3:00 pm. at the historic
Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain.

Judith Conrad with the Delight Consort performing music
ranging from the Spanish Renaissance to 18th century England, including
Christmas music by Tomas Luis da Victoria, Michel Richard de Lalande and
Samuel Wesley and music of Turlough O’Carolan and Baroque Londoners William
Williams and Johann Christian Bach. There will be a number of jolly holiday
songs in which the audience will be encouraged to join.

So we couldn’t get started until 5:30 or 6.

Saturday, December 18 and Saturday December 11 are also free on
my calendar. We tried a Saturday party once, and several people
got parking tickets although I had requested “consideration” on the
residents-only parking restrictions. I think everyone who
disputed the ticket didn’t have to pay, but it was a bit of a

So if you’d like to come, tell me which of those three days you
prefer, and which you wouldn’t be able to come on. I’ll make an
executive decision in the next week or so. If there isn’t enough
enthusiasm for a weekend party, we can just bring our Christmas
baking to a regular Tuesday meeting.

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