VMAC participants spend most of their time playing new or familiar works in groups they arrange themselves as the week evolves. However, each year the faculty suggest a few works, known as Works of the Week, or WOWs.
Groups wishing to participate usually form a month or two before the VMAC week. These sessions are coached and typically meet for 3 sessions. The intent is to thoroughly learn a particular work. These groups may chose to study works not on the WOW list.
The coach selected by the participants may play in the group or coach from outside, as desired.
Newcomers, not knowing the coaches or participants, are not expected to form groups for these coaching sessions. Once a group has been formed, we will arrange meeting times for the sessions.
Players participating in prescheduled groups are expected to number their sheet music and to prepare their parts. Sorry, no more than 2 pre-scheduled groups per person. You may arrange multiple sessions on a work of your choice, but it you must do the scheduling yourself.
Players not in a WOW group can still play works on the WOW list in their organized sessions – and be coached, just not for 3 pre-scheduled sessions.
Beethoven: Quartet in D Major, Op.18, No. 3
I: 269; II: 151; III: 168; IV: 364
Mendelssohn Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
I: 374; II: 225; III: 155, IV: 316
Mendelssohn Trio No. 2, in C Minor, Op. 66
I: 399; II: 107; III: 266, IV: 353
Schumann Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47
I: 355; II: 217; III: 130; IV: 324
(in the scherzo, the piano repeats are written out
so the measure numbers don’t agree with strings.)
Roseman Renaissance Suite
Lefebvre Quintet Suite No. 1, Op. 57
Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet in Bb Major, (Fl, Cl, Bsn, Fr Horn, Piano)
Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5 (“Lark”)
I: 179; II: 84; III: 66; IV: 128
Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92
I: 159; II: 160; III: 439
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
I: 251; II: 149; III: 360
Brahms: Piano Trio in C major, Op. 87
I: 367; II: 170; III: 175; IV: 224
Ewazen: Cumberland Suite for Woodwind Quintet (Theodore Presser)
Persichetti: Pastoral for Woodwind Quintet (Schirmer)