Amelie d'Anjou
(Instrumental Music)
Emilysue Reichardt
Chicagoland, IL  
708-366-5035
espreichardt {at} gmail {dot} com
Elevated by: Dag & Elayna
Date of elevation: 07 Oct, 1998
apprenticed to: Theodora von Igelheim

Amelie has a number of interests, but music is chief.  She sings and plays bowed strings of any time period, and has done extensive research in the troubador and trouvere area, with a current interest south of the Pyreenes. 

Gardening is also a passion.  She has a walled renaissance garden with herbs, period roses, and a number of espaliered apple and pear trees which have yet to bear fruit.

Other interests include spinning, tablet weaving, dyeing (from plants in the garden), sprang and cooking.  (I've researched warp-weighted looms, but haven't quite done it yet.)

She is also mother to 3 boys, and a greyhound.  (don't think that loom will get made any time soon)

Please contact if you are interested in having one of these classes taught in your area. See contact info for email or phone, or find me on FB under my mundane name.

CURRENT CLASSES:

Some Troubadours of Eleanor of Aquitaine's Time

Troubadours, Trouveres, and Jongleurs, Oh My!

The 1st Troubadour (adults only)

Cantigas d'Amigo and the Women Troubadours

Being a Jongleur: Aspects of Performance

Medieval Music Modes 

Medieval Harmonizing

Improvising Medieval Dance Tunes

Ornamenting 16th Century Music

Reading Music from Facsimile

Those Crazy Neumes: deciphering the earliest music notation

Music before 1200 A.D.

12th Century Aquitainian Polyphony

13 Songs from the 13th Century

Montpellier Motets

Let's Play Ortiz tenors

Period Arabic Music: What do we Know?

Assumptions in Music

Parameters for Picking more Plausibly Period Tunes

Bowed Strings

Medieval Garden Design

Period Fruit Trees

Intro to Sprang

Dark Ages Domestic Textile Production

13c Andalusian Cuisine

Roman Cuisine