course will explore music for civic bands from across Europe,
including music for dance, procession, theatre, ceremony and church. Players
of shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, curtals, crumhorns, recorders and bagpipes
will have the opportunity to play a wide variety of waits repertoires and
ensemble combinations. Existing waits bands most welcome, as are players of
early stringed instruments.
The course will
culminate on the Monday afternoon with a public performance at CheapStreetChurch
in Sherborne at . This performance
is part of the wonderful Sherborne Abbey Festival, meaning Sherborne will be
teeming with music and musicians the whole weekend!
Oxford Early Music
Festival - 15th-17th May 2015
A wide range of
concerts given by renowned early music artists
A free drop-in session giving you the chance
to try playing a viol
A workshop giving singers a chance to learn how to read from Renaissance
Gala performance of
the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610,
Renowned early music vocal ensemble Stile Antico with a programme of
meditative Tudor music
Organist and early music expert John Butt
Young ensemble Oxford Baroque with programmes spanning music from Taverner to
Administrator, Viola da Gamba Society
Beauchamp (GloucesterAcademyAdult Early Music Week) THE THREE MARYS
This year’s course takes as its theme the three Marys who, in John’s gospel,
are at the foot of the cross:
Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary her sister (the wife of Clopas) and Mary
From the Magnificat to the Stabat Mater, the
Marys have inspired composers and poets for centuries.
The course will explore settings by 16th and 17th century composers,
expressing every emotion from radiant joy to profound despair.
Directed by Philip Thorby with tutor David
Hatcher 26 July– 1 August 2015 DeneMagnaSchool,Mitcheldean, Glos. GL17 0DU
HISS (Historically Informed Summer School) After huge success in 2014, HISS returns to Scarborough,
17-21 August 2015
HISS 2015 Brochure
The HISS 2015
brochure is available to view and download here.Inside you will find many favourite courses
and tutors returning. This is, however, only the briefest snapshot of what is
on offer, so do be sure to check the website
for the latest news.
Themes for 2015
The theme is one of
Rules and Rebellion, commemorating Magna Carta and the Battles of
Agincourt and Waterloo.
Laura Cannell (recorder, whistle, other wind & fiddle), founder of the folk
and early music duo Horses Brawl, Anne-Marie Christensen (Baroque violin) and
Amélie Addison (Baroque cello).
Music includes Cantigas de Santa Maria
and the Martin Codex, the regular recorder and viol consorts, folk band,
Biber’s Battaglia for strings and cross-European repertoire, in particular
the viol music of Brade and Philips, and choral music of Nicolas Payen and
the Capilla Flamenca.
Book you place here. "Early
Bird" discount available until 30
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Academy Weekend Workshop
25-27th September 2015
‘Fair Britain Isle’ is a workshop for instrumentalists celebrating the
wonderful music for
cornetts and sackbuts that flourished in England during the 16th and 17th
In conjunction with Cartmel’s Magna Carta 800 Festival.
Course led by Gawain Glenton (cornett) and Adrian France (sackbut).