Baroque Orchestra Workshop – CANCELLED

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* The Baroque Suite – from Overture to Chaconne: a baroque orchestral workshop A workshop for string, wind, and brass players Pitch will be A415; however, both baroque and modern string players (violin, viola, cello, bass) are welcome to take part and there will be baroque bows available for those who…

Workshop for Singers – CANCELLED

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* Jacob Obrecht (d.1505), 4-, 5-, and 6-part works We shall sample Obrecht’s many settings of the Mass Ordinary, both early (Petrus Apostolus) and mature (Salve diva parens and Malheur me bat). His motets embrace a huge stylistic variety, from the disarming simplicity of Parce Domine to the dazzling virtuosity of…

West Country Carols + Social Event

This workshop day will look at a variety of Christmas music from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Gloucestershire. Much of it will be drawn from manuscripts of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries – the so-called West Gallery period. The music is characterised by its danceable rhythms and its gorgeous harmonies and fugued entries. The words…

Workshop for Singers and Instruments

This workshop will explore the innovative music of Michael Praetorius, whose prolific work as a composer and theorist helped introduce the latest Italian styles to German-speaking countries, whilst also realising the musical ambitions of Martin Luther’s reformation. If forces allow, we shall explore repertoire such as the following:Jubilate Deo [7], Ein feste Burg [8], Ich…

Baroque Playing Day

The day is for string players (violin, viola, ‘cello and bass viol), wind players (recorders, flute, oboe and bassoon) solo voice and continuo (keyboard and plucked instruments). We will be playing chamber music in various combinations, mainly trio sonatas, quartets & quintets with continuo and we will try and include larger works when possible.

*CANCELLED* Workshop for Singers

Sadly we have had to cancel this workshop, as the current number of applications suggests that numbers are not going to be viable.  Thanks to Maya Pieris for all the work she has put in to planning and promoting the workshop. Join in a day of singing music from the Renaissance onwards, sacred and secular. The…

Workshop and AGM

Music at the Viennese Court of Emperor and Composer Leopold I. Workshop led by Peter Leech (Cardiff University) at pitch A = 440 for SATB voices, recorders (descant/treble/tenor & bass) and strings (viols/violins, violas, bass viols/cellos/violone). The SWEMF AGM will be held during the lunch break.

Workshop for Singers

This workshop day will explore Vespers repertoire in the Southern European tradition, from the rambunctious polyphony of Juan Gutierrez de Padilla (1590–1664) to Domenico Scarlatti’s expressive setting of Laudate pueri, and plainsong psalmody.

Workshop for Singers

Singers in all voice ranges are invited to a day centred on the church music of Peter Philips (1560/61-1628). Though Philips was documented as a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in the 1570s, within a decade his Roman Catholicism had led him abroad, never to return. He reached Italy, settling in Rome, but the Low…