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William is a newcomer to Denver, having just
moved here from St. Louis, though is originally from Britain. He has been
active playing pre-classical music since the late 70's, on a variety of
early winds. In Britain in the late 80's & early 90's he performed
with the Gabrieli Consort on cornetto, dulzian, shawm and recorder for
concerts, CD's and recording for the BBC. In St. Louis there was no
pre-baroque music scene, so he played baroque bassoon, traverso and
harpsichord b.c. Eventually he got a good quartet of shawm and renaissance
recorder players together as well, just as he was leaving for Denver!
Other US experience includes playing in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in
1983 and last year (2001) played dulzians in the Washington (DC) cornett
& sackbut consort's summer project of Schutz and Gabrieli which should
be out on CD soon.
He is most interested now in playing in (or
forming) a renaissance wind band to a good standard where players double
on loud and soft instruments, performing "serious" music. Also he is
interested in playing the baroque bassoon and the other baroque winds.
Through a process of gradual accumulation he has ended up with
more instruments than he can keep in practice on; his collection would
equip a reasonably sized collegium: Recorders SA(f)A(g)TB, Shawms
S(d)A(g)A(f)TB, renaissance flutes ATB, dulzians TBQuartB, cornetto,
Rauschpfeifen (set of 4(!); sopranino,S,S,A), Baroque bassoon, oboe, flute
(all baroque winds at A415), harpsichord (transposes 440/415/392), chamber
organ (transposes 465/440/415).
If anyone is seriously interested in learning some of the more obscure instruments, or forming a group to play them, he can help somewhat with reed-making and technique and would consider loaning some of them out.