Margreþa La Fauvelle
-Pupil: Do joculatores have any hope of salvation? -Master: None.
Per saltire vert and Or, a sun in splendor counterchanged
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Mästarinna Margreþa La Fauvelle spent her first years in the Society for Creative Anachronism as a resident of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, when she joined in AS 39. She served as Minister of Arts and Sciences for her Barony, Guest Editor for the A&S issue of the Althing, the Baronial newsletter, and head of the Debatable Consort. She was also a participant in the Debatable Choir, singing mostly alto but also covering tenor parts when needed, and had been chosen as Baronial Bard one week before she found out that she had to relocate to the Barony of Ayreton, Middle Kingdom, where she lived for a few years. There, she was involved with the Court and Country choral group, and she was involved with providing music for dancing, fanfares and Royal and Baronial courts.
Margreþa is a late 13th c.- early 14th c. Swedish court musician who lived in France for a number of years. There she was exposed to all sorts of fashionable musical styles. Sometimes she'll go on a time travel spree, mostly because of Thielman Susato and rauschpfeifen.
Now residing in the Shire of Eisental in the Southern Region of the East Kingdom and hoping never to move to another Kingdom again, she has played for dancers, Coronation ceremonies, fundraiser tourneys (ask her about Laurels VS. Pelicans sometime!), courts, fanfares and vigils, but most importantly just for the fun of playing with other people.
Currently she is serving as deputy band director for the Bhakaili Branslers
She is also a warranted Webmistress, and she likes to fence when self-inflicted injuries do not prohibit it.
Formerly apprenticed to Maistresse Sabine de Kerbriant.
In Case Of Court
Surprise me. I'm sure the person who is going to write me in for anything will have found out what events I am attending, right under my nose. People who might wish to be notified beforehand involve my student and my former Peer, as named elsewhere in this document.
Awards and Recognitions
- Comet Azure-Argent (BMDL A&S award - Byron and Ariella)
- Order of the Troubadour (Edward III and Thyra II)
- Award of Arms (Æthelmearc, Christopher I and Morgen I)
- Order of the Sycamore (Æthelmearc AoA level/Order of Merit A&S award, Christopher II and Morgen II)
- Order of the Willow (Midrealm AoA/Order of Merit level Arts award, EikBrandr II and Runa II)
- Order of the Silver Wheel (Kenric III and Avelina III)
- Order of the Maunche (Omega V and Etheldreda IV)
- Order of the Laurel (Ivan and Matilde)
Her A&S edition of the Althing received a Sylvan Quill (Æthelmearc newsletter award) Honorary Mention, thus becoming eligible for a William Blackfox Award nomination, and the Debatable Consort received a Comet Azure-Argent while under her leadership.
Projects and Original Works
(not a complete list)
- Musical interludes, Coronation of Edward III and Thyra II
- Text in Latin for Veneralia ceremony hymn put to a Roman melody, music lead, Coronation of Ioannes and Honig
- Choir preparation for the men's choral piece, Coronation of Ivan and Matilde
- Text in Koine Greek for Coronation Kontakion (based on the Christmas Kontakion by Romanos the Melodian), Coronation of Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III and choir preparation of same
- Music coordinator for the A Day of the Decameron immersion event (forthcoming)
Interests, Classes taught and other Trivia
She has taught classes on recorder playing, symphoniae, music ornamentation, byzantine alphabets, percussion instruments in Western music and early polyphony, and has offered private instruction on singing and instrument playing, as well as pronunciation of various languages, and enjoys being part of instrument petting zoos.
Able to read documents in court in the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Old Norse/Swedish, Latin, Greek.
Able to translate (or check for errors) court document texts in Koine or modern Greek.
Able to play a variety of instruments: recorders, gemshorn, rauschpfeife, citole, vielle, rebec, symphonia, pipe and tabor. The line is drawn at brass.
Able to sing in various languages and styles from Byzantine chant to madrigals.