- Ingalls, Fellowship, Experience
- Festa, Se mai vedete amanti, deh piacc'al cielo
- Byrd, Susannah Fair, Whyle that the Sunne
- Wilbye, Adieu, sweet Amaryllis
- The dark is my delight
- Pilkingt on, Rest sweet nymphs
- Farmer, Fair Phyllis
- Campian, Never weather-beaten saile
- Ravenscroft, To Portsmouth
We will be meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 PM at my place.
Tuesday, November 5, is an election day, and I will be working until 9 or so, so either someone should volunteer to open up and start the rehearsal, or we can skip that day.
What I said last week about wanting to know on Tuesday morning how many people would be here on Tuesday evening doesn't seem to have worked, so I will be more specific this week.
One of the ways this group works, when it does, is that I go to the computer after breakfast on Tuesday morning and transcribe a piece of music I hope will be suitable for the group that night. It used to be quite rare that the piece I picked was unsuitable in the sense that it had the wrong number of parts for the group, but it has become increasingly common that I transcribe something that we can't play because I don't know who's coming. And there's a very nice 5 part piece I transcribed last Spring that still hasn't really had a reading.
So what I want in the future is that everybody who usually comes, tells me by 10 on Tuesday morning whether they're coming that night. And everybody who doesn't usually come, if they decide to come on a given Tuesday, you should tell me by 10 in the morning that you're doing that.
And if you frequently miss more than half the meeting, you should tell me whether that's likely for that meeting.
And whatever you have or haven't told me, you should feel some obligation to honor that commitment. I don't want to go so far as saying you aren't welcome if I didn't know at 10 AM that you were coming, or that if a serious illness comes on between 10 AM and 8 PM you should come anyway, but casual or postponable distractions should be avoided.
So that's a pretty mild form of not being a drop in group, but as of this week, we are no longer purely a drop in group.