AIR-FORCE : Dollar, Scotland

October 28, 2018 (10:00 - 17:30)

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Dollar Academy, Dollar, Clackmannanshire FK14 7DU

The application fee includes drinks and snacks.

Application fee: £65
carpool info: players are coming from
  • ENG Cumbria: Kendal (1)
  • ENG West Yorkshire: Gomersal (1)
  • SCO Fife: Saline (1)
  • SCO Lothian: Aberlady (1), Avonbridge (1), Edinburgh (3)
  • SCO Strathclyde: Glasgow (1), Tighnabruaich (1)


During this Air-Force day, Intermediate and Advanced orchestras will be preparing the same piece, both separately and together. Parts will be available at both levels, with easier parts specifically for Intermediate players on T, B and Gb. Other ancillary works will also be studied, to be specified, with parts sent out in advance.
Please note this is part of a weekend course with workshops on Saturday 27th October/Sunday 28th October. Enrollment on single/both days possible.

Requirements are that you are a reliable player and can hold your part in an ensemble without any problem. You play, as a minimum, three instruments from descant to bass, and are prepared to study your part in advance. You are able to relate to visual clues given by the conductor.

Glen Shannon, Dortmund Unterwegs (2009)

Dortmund Unterwegs was composed in 2009 for the Dortmund Recorder Consort’s 15th Anniversary Concert, under the direction of Dietrich Schnabel. The title is intended to say roughly, “Next Stop, Dortmund” and is a series of vignettes seen from the window of a train traveling across the countryside. The construction of the music assumes that the larger basses are equally as agile as the smaller instruments. The ending sequence is a triple-feel version of the main motif followed by my trademark “stacked chords” where each part comes in separately to build a final chord.

You are required to make at least three choices from the list here below. This can be done by checking the boxes to the left of the instrument names. We will allocate the instruments and get in touch with you when the registration is closed.


5 [five]

5 [five], released June 17, 2017


Encore!, released October 12, 2012



August 04, 2018

Happy 70th Anniversary Recorder Summer School!