"Beautiful music brought to life by the very best tutors; lovely people to play alongside; delicious food to keep us all going and flawless organisation — perfect!"


St George's School
Wells Lane, Ascot
Berkshire, SL5 7DZ

Easter Early Music Course - 3rd to 9th April, 2016

Tutors - Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma MurphyMarion Scott, Philip Thorby

This popular and highly acclaimed course provides an excellent opportunity for experienced players of period instruments to work on early music in a chamber setting. Under the guidance of our team of expert tutors - highly regarded as performers and teachers, participants are able to develop their technical and musical skills in an informal, friendly and supportive environment.

The daily timetable and recent music studied demonstrate the scope of the course.

This year’s theme, 'Miserere', explores 16th and 17th century settings of Psalm 51- Miserere mei, Deus, an inspiration for many Renaissance composers, including Lassus, Allegri, Josquin, Gabrieli and Gesualdo.

Each day features five tutored sessions and, in addition, there are many opportunities to play informally.

There is a minimum expectation that all players will be competent on their instruments and comfortably able to hold their own, usually one to a part. This is so that all can enjoy playing in groups, large and small, with any combination of participants.

A=440 except by prior agreement with other players in small groups.

While you are on the course, you will be to buy sheet music from Jacks, Pipes & Hammers and The Early Music Shop will bring a wide selection of its stock for sale.  We plan also to offer an on-site instrument repair and maintenance service. Luthier Owen Morse-Brown will be on site for three days to service and make simple repairs to viols and Barry Holder of the Early Music Shop will be available to service your recorders.


Owen Morse-Brown
...will be at the course.