The joy and challenge of making beautiful sounds together

Today I enjoyed yet another monthly meeting of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Recorder Society. I haven’t been talking much about playing recorder, because I’ve been focused almost entirely on flute in my own practice, but I’ve been faithfully attending the monthly meetings of the recorder society, because I very much enjoy playing in an ensemble and continuing to learn to be a more aware and sensitive ensemble musician.

When we were packing up, Fred and Mike spontaneously started sight reading a movement from Telemann’s Sonata No. 6 in G major for two recorders, Op. 2, TWV 40:106.

I was so struck by the qualities of their playing that I aspire to reach, that I took a short video clip as a reminder to myself:

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