The Purcell Legacy: English Baroque Music

Aug 3 2014
Aug 10 2014


Sidney Sussex College
Sidney Street
Cambridge, CB2 3HU
United Kingdom
Performers and/or Faculty: 
The Parley of Instruments: Peter Holman, Judy Tarling, Mark Caudle, Gail Hennessy, Philip Thorby

This intensively rewarding course gives participants the chance to study a wide range of vocal and instrumental music, focusing on English music by Purcell and those who followed him, including Croft, Daniel Purcell, Eccles, Clarke and Handel. We plan to include Purcell’s My heart is inditing and Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum and/or Jubilate. Each day offers technique workshops, choral and orchestral sessions for large-scale works, and one-to-a-part chamber music sessions exploring unusual repertoire in various combinations, selected and coached by the tutors. Tuition stresses historically-informed techniques and style. The tutors are Peter Holman (continuo), Judy Tarling (upper strings) Mark Caudle (cellos and viols), Gail Hennessy (woodwind) and Philip Thorby (voices). The course is designed for confident players of violin, viola, cello (gut-strung baroque instruments, with baroque bows); bass viol, bass violin, violone, recorder, flute, oboe, bassoon; and lute family, harp and harpsichord / organ (playing continuo from figured bass.
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Cambridge Early Music
+44 1223 847330
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Some scholarships may be available to students
Contact Person: 
Selene Mills
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Trinity College
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United Kingdom
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+44 1223 847330
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