June 27 - July 4, 2013


Unweave the threads in Gibbons’ works for viols: madrigals and sacred polyphony, dances and ballads, ricercares & divisions. Working in ensembles from two to six parts, we will look at the source materials from Italy and England that the great Orlando wove into his own fabric.

The members of the Viol Intensive will work together in three focused daily classes: a morning class with Sarah Mead, an afternoon class with Lisa Terry, and a second afternoon class where we will explore larger and concerted works with advanced singers, winds, and keyboard. The second morning period will be left free so that members of the Viol Intensive may enjoy the English country and Renaissance dance classes that help to make Pinewoods Early Music Week unique among summer workshops.

All Viol-Intensive classes will be held in enclosed spaces to minimize the effects of the inevitable humidity of our pond-side setting.


Sarah Mead
Lisa Terry


7:45-8:15 Hot Breakfast served cafeteria style
8:15-8:45 Cold Breakfast Coffee/Tea available
8:30-8:50 General Morning Warmup and Recorder Warm-up
9:00-10:30 Viol Intensive
Introduction to Historical Dance with Sheila Beardslee
English Country Dance Essentials with Jan Elliott
Intermediate English with Anna Rain
Advanced English with Graham Christian
12:00-12:30 Free time: Swimming, Bookstore staffed
12:30 Lunch
2:00-3:15 Viol Intensive
Sweet and Spicy with Sarah Mead, Lisa Terry
5:00-5:30 Tea
5:30-6:20 Free time: Informal camper readings, Swimming, Bookstore staffed, Side-by-Side Readings
6:30 Dinner
7:45 Mini Presentations
8:15 All Camp Dance
9:45-10:45 Special Events
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