HMRS —The Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society

Plan to join us Saturday June 4 at 10am for the final virtual Mini-Workshop in our season-long series featuring Jen Carpenter, cosponsored with the Recorder Society of Connecticut

Good things come in small packages

Scottish Music from the Renaissance to Today

A Scottish English/Gaelic phrase that means “Good things come in small packages” aptly describes the fanciful and melodic tunes from Caledonia. We’ll start by looking at a renaissance lament by Robert Johnson. Then we’ll explore traditional tunes set in the baroque era by Oswald and Geminiani. Experience some fiddle tunes from both the 18th century and today as we end with a traditional “music session”. 

Check the Activities page of this website for additional information on attending the mini-workshop and other upcoming presentations during the current season.


Please note that all HMRS activities are virtual until it is safe to resume in person musical playing sessions.

What is HMRS?

We are an interest group dedicated to the study, practice and performance of music for recorders and other early music instruments. Recorders are wind instruments that have existed for nearly 1000 years. Music for recorders was first written in the Middle Ages and is still being composed today. HMRS is a local chapter of the American Recorder Society with a rich history in the Capital District.

Who are the members?

Members come from all walks of life. Some have formal training in music but others simply enjoy music and want to learn, practice, play and perhaps, perform music in a group setting.

What activities do we sponsor?

In addition to regularly scheduled meetings led by chapter members or invited guest leaders, the chapter sponsors day-long workshops led by nationally acclaimed clinicians. The chapter also sponsors outreach events to promote the enjoyment of recorder music at various venues in the area.

When do we meet?

Meetings are currently held twice monthly from September through May. Meeting times rotate between Saturday mornings at 10am (virtual mini-workshops with well-known coaches) and Sunday afternoons at 2pm, led virtually by our Music Director. Check the Activities page for detailed current information.

Where do we meet?

Meetings are held in the activity room of the Lynnwood Reformed Church in Guilderland, New York. The site is handicapped accessible with a large parking area.


Email us at president.hmrs@gmail.com