Recital Time

It's been quite a few years since I've done a recital.  This past spring I made the commitment to put together a recital for the end of summer.  It was originally schedule August 13th, but I got the dreaded Covid 4 days before.  Now the rescheduled date of October 8th is fast approaching.  This is going to be a woodwind multi-instrument program.  It's my first time doing an "official" non-clarinet only recital.
I figured if I was going to do a doubling recital, I may as well do it right.  There are pieces with the traditional woodwind family members....clarinet, flute and sax.  But there are also a few pieces for instruments not normally seen in a recital setting.  19 instruments in total.  It will hopefully be livestreamed and recorded.  
  • Sonatina by Darren Lord
  • The Cycle of Life (O Ciclo da Vida) by Ricardo Matosinhos

  • Geordi Tunes by Peter Hope
    • Future Echoes from the Ancient Voices of Turtle Island by William Moylan
    • Rainmaker by Philip Parker
    • Grande Fantasie de Concert “L’ Eco” by A.N. Mezzetti
    • Five Dances for Five Clarinets by Alfred Reed

    Cesari Ocarina

    A vintage Italian ocarina just arrived from Italy.  It's an alto G by Emilio Cesari.  Cesari was born in Budrio, Italy which was the birthplace of the modern ocarina.  He briefly studied ocarina making with Cesare Vicinelli, then he made his own ocarinas in Budrio in the 1920s.  He then moved to San Remo, Italy where he was a professional French hornist.  He resumed ocarina production there until his death in 1962.  
    This ocarina is from the San Remo period, although the "mo" is the only part of the San Remo stamp that is visible.  It's in pretty good condition (just a little paint loss here and there) and plays really well.  The seller was in Milan, so presumably this ocarina spent its whole life in Italy.
    Cesari Alto G Ocarina
    Cesari Alto G Ocarina