Easter Early Music Course - 3rd to 9th April, 2016
Tutors - Tom Beets, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Asako Morikawa, Emma Murphy, Marion 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.
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.