STANDARD: UPPER INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED

Following the successful debut in 2016 we join forces with the Lute Society once again for this course devoted to Lute Song, with a difference! Jacob and John will work with participants on the usual lute song repertoire of the Elizabethan/Jacobean Golden Age, but will also devote some attention to the relatively neglected continental lute song repertoire of the sixteen century (Frottole, Parisian Chansons, etc.). We will also look at contemporary lute songs and lute song arrangements, and will discuss the practice of creating your own lute song from a part song or motet, as players of the time did. In addition to coaching singers and lute players in an open lesson format on music brought along, there will be scheduled "special topic" classes, in which Jacob and John introduce participants to those areas which may be unfamiliar. The tutors will also give a recital on the first evening, to which you are all invited. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of continental, contemporary, and/or arranged lute songs to their open lessons.

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 17/346