ITALY – Late 17th century

Please use good quality earphones/laptop or, better still, a stereo system in order to hear the full range of sounds. It is a good idea to archive BEEP for future reference.

Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690), Bergamo, & Venice. Composer of opera, vocal, and instrumental music.

Domenico Gabrielli (1651-1690), Bologna, & Modena. Cellist, & composer of instrumental music.

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Ferrara, Bologna, & Rome. Violinist & composer.

MOVIES – depicting life/music in 17th century Europe. 

They may not all be easy to find on the internet. Try Netflix/Amazon discs or streaming etc., DVD loan/purchase, or library loan request – worth the effort.

To Kill a King – Charles I (England)
England my England (Purcell) extract

Stage Beauty – Restoration Charles II (England)

Restoration – King Charles II (England)

Admiral de Ruyter (Holland)

Girl with the Pearl Earing – Vermeer (Holland)

Tulip Fever (Holland)

The Miniaturist (Holland)

Artemisia Gentileschi  (Italian)

Tous Les Matins Du Monde – Saint Colombe & Marin Marias (France)

A Little Chaos – Versailles (France)

Vatel – Versailles


–Richard Webb


ITALY – early 17th century

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Cremona, Mantua, & Venice. Composer, string player, and choir master.

Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Ferrara, Rome, & Mantua. Composer of music for keyboard.

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676), Cremona, & Venice. Opera composer.

Marco Uccellini (1610-1680),

Assisi, Modena, & Parma. Baroque violinist and composer.

–Richard Webb

Montgomery Tutors Needed

Montgomery Elementary has after school music tutoring this school year, in connection with their Bridge ‘Homework Club.’

Hiram Jackson is looking for volunteer tutors to be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, starting Tuesday next week.

Tutor times are 3:45 to 4:45 at the Montgomery Elementary Music Room, next to the MPR.

Please bring your instrument.

This activity can serve as community service and/or “You choose points” for orchestra program (Entire Quarter’s worth)

If you are interested, please contact Hiram

Submitting CODA Audition Submissions Online

Starting in 2018, all CODA Honors String Orchestra or Symphony Orchestra audition submissions will take place online. All students are being asked to create a Coda Honors Orchestra student Account to enble them to upload your audio files and pay the $30.000 student audition fee. The deadline is November 24, 2018. By then, you will need to:

  • Complete all audition audio uploads online
  • Email Mr. Moreno your completed “Student Signature Form,” and
  • Pay your $30.00 student fee online

Student Account Set Up, Audio Files Upload, Student Signature Form, and Student Payment Steps:

  • Email the following personal information to at :
    • Student First and Last Name 
    • Student email address
    • Grade level 
    • Instrument (separate auditions must be set up if the student is auditioning on more than one instrument) 
    • Ensemble for which you are submitting an audition (Symphony or String Orchestra) 
    • For CODA Honor Orchestras only, you will also need to indicate if you are auditioning for both the Symphony and String Orchestras. 
  • Once Mr. Moreno has entered your “Personal Information” to the CODA web site, the system will create your personal “ Student Audition Account.” When the system creates your new student account, you will receive an email confirmation with a link. This link directs you to the Coda Student Profile Page, where you will locate your new student account and fill out additional information.
  • The website will redirect you to the main page and you can begin uploading your audition files.
    • Your “Scale” file must be uploaded as a separate file, and your “Music Excerpts” file must be uploaded as a single file.
    • Use to merge your Music Excerpt files together. 
    • Note: Only MP3 and M4A files can be uploaded.
  • Once you have upload both your audio files to your account, Mr. Moreno will receive an email notice asking him to review them before they are officially submitted. 
  • Download the “Student Signature Form” from your personal account. You must get all the required signatures and then scan and email to Mr. Moreno at who will then submit it directly to CODA.
  • Click on “Student Payment” and pay your $30.00 student fee using PayPal or a credit card. 
  • As soon as all state auditions have been reviewed students will be notified via email about your acceptance in October by CODA. 

If you have any questions, email Mr. Moreno at