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Playing with other instrumentalists in small ensembles. Coaching on ensembles skills, relevant stylistic interpretation and performance practice. Listening to other groups and discussing ensemble skills, technique, repertoire and its historical background.
Course is open for all continuo players and pre-formed groups. All baroque instrumentalists are welcome (please contact the music office to get in touch with the other players to form a group before start of the course). Instruments in both baroque pitch (A = 415) and modern pitch (A = 440) are welcome. You will need good music-reading skills; it is preferable, although not essential, to be a fairly good sight reader. Repertoire requirements: open programme for any XVII and XVIII century chamber music.
You will need to be prepared to work with other people as part of a team. You will need to devote some practice time to the music we will be studying, potentially arrange a rehearsal with the other players before the start of the course. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e.: progression to another course. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.
Your instrument and accessories. Music that you are interested to play in the class.
You may also be interested in any other Early Music courses, such as 'Harpsichord', 'Morley Baroque Ensemble' or 'Morley Recorder Consort'.