This is a course for those who are interested in playing baroque music with period instruments. The ensemble explores a wide range of repertoire from the 17th to the 18th century with the idea of introducing the students to different composers and styles, and ways of improving their ensemble skills.
The class is divided into small groups for half the session and a large ensemble the rest of the time. You will be rehearsing with a small group of instrumentalists in the small groups and then learn about orchestral playing in the large group. There will be discussions on ensemble and stylistic issues, interpretation, rehearsal techniques and historical background. You will need to follow and contribute to discussions in English. Music Study can include the use of digital resources such as listening to recordings, watching videos online, using appropriate mobile applications and following Moodle -Morley's virtual learning environment- to enhance your learning inside and outside the classroom. Music study also offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to enhance wellbeing. Music practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment including developing creativity, developing high-concentration levels, building self-confidence, working to deadlines, being able to control nerves and working as part of a team.
An instrument that plays at A=415. Good sight reading skills. Some chamber music experience. A genuine interest in baroque music.
You need the approval of the tutor before enrolling. Please, contact the Music Department on 02074501838. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.
Your instrument and music.
You can repeat the course the course for as many terms as you wish. You may also be interested in any other Early Music course Morley offers, such as 'Harpsichord', 'Morley Recorder Consort'.