Sorry, I didn’t mean to cross examine you! I have one last question – about the recorder orchestra this time (I hope you’ll tell us about it when you’ve done it). Do you know what the pieces are in advance or what? And do you take all the recorders you’re comfortable with or what?
Cross-examination is fine (and I’m sorry for interrupting the conversation!) The one I play in is Metro, for tenors and below. I tend to stick to my great bass, but people are welcome to change as they want. So far, we start the year with new music, some pieces we only play on one day, others we come back to later and get to take the music away – all outstanding music collected at the end of the year. Metro doesn’t perform so there’s just the four sessions per year. Other orchestras may vary!