Midsummer madrigals and monody
including Italian madrigals by Monteverdi, Marenzio and Wert, and solo, duet and trio repertoire from a range of 17th century Italian composers
A course for student and experienced amateur consort/solo singers and players of renaissance instruments.
The course will include working on madrigals from Monteverdiís controversial 4th Book. There will also be masterclasses on 17th-century Italian solo, duet and trio repertoire. This is open to free choice, but suitable pieces will also be available for download. Participants can also request to be assigned to partners for duet and trio singing.
This course will involve almost entirely one per part singing/playing and participants will need to be confident readers. Places will be limited.
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(audition recording may be requested)