courses in Denmark
May 29 - June 2, 2019, Klippinge (Zealand, south of Copenhagen)
At home in the Modes of the Renaissance
It is one thing to know their names (which differed in historical sources), but another to experience characteristic traits of the Modes by means of songs, motets, fantasies, ricercari, canzone... (read more about the Modes here ).
For advanced players with original Renaissance instruments (also keyboard); some instruments can be borrowed. Usually original notation.
Accommodation at the teacher’s home in the
Danish countryside, 1½ hours from the ferry
(Rødby or Gedser); railway stations: Klippinge,
Course fee : € 110
Application (by May 5, 2019) to:
Report from the 2013 course (in German)
courses in Germany
Biologiezentrum Bustedt, near Bünde, Westphalia
March 3 - 4, 2018
Playing and singing in various constellations and at flexible levels. Ensemble!
Price (including accomodation): € 60.
Information and application:
Monica Jendrny, Peter-Röser-Str. 3, D-50827 Köln
April 14 - 20, 2019, Landesmusikakademie Sondershausen, Thuringia
This course brings to life music of the 16th century from many European sources. Playing and singing together alternates with lessons in mixed ensembles and with instrument-specific groups. We work mainly from original notation and as authentically as possible (pitch: 440 Hz). At the beginning an introduction to historic notation will be offered. Young people and adults with some musical experience are welcome.
Teachers: Ute Goedecke (recorder, voice), Ian Harrison (cornett, curtal, shawm), Oliver Hirsh (viol).
Price (including accomodation, full board, and course fee): € 480-530, depending on the number of participants.
Information and application (by January 12, 2019):
August 19 - 25, 2019, Ludwig-Harms-Haus, Bergkirchen, D-31556 Wölpinghausen, Lower Saxony
Target group: Viol players, but also singers, lute or suitable winds.
With its liveliness and balance, early music attracts many enthusiasts. It sometimes includes parts so easy that even beginners can join in; ensemble playing motivates and satisfies.
Viols were long esteemed for their clarity in polyphonic music and felicitous blend with singing voices. Our course will allow advanced players to enjoy the rich repertoire, and at the same time give others the opportunity to get to know the instruments better.
We’ll do vocal as well as instrumental music from German, French, English, Flemish, Spanish, and Italian sources, most often from original prints. Individual wishes and suggestions are welcome. There will be opportunity to daily cultivate some “fundamentals”, share songs, as well as finding accompaniments to, and variations on them. It’s possible to borrow instruments and to schedule solo lessons.