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Each video is approximately 12 minutes and comprises:

  • Introduction (identical for all 6 videos; ends at minute 1:30)
  • Instruction for the tune, with music notation
  • Renaissance band accompanying students on the tune, showing notation, led by instructors
  • Spotlight on one of the performers and instruments
  • Band accompanying the tune again, without notation, Starring Your Recorder.

View the resources for parents & teachers


Video 1



Video 2



Video 3



Video 4



Video 5



Video 6

GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.