This project will examine repertoire both from the ‘High Baroque’, especially with composers such as Bach, Handel and Telemann, and from the Enlightenment (CPE Bach, Quantz, Haydn) to the Classical period (Haydn, Mozart, early Beethoven). We will study primary and secondary sources for Performance Practise focusing on Rhetorical structures, figures and ornamentation; articulation; rhythmic alteration; tempo freedom; organology and instrumental techniques pitch and temperament
Students should enrol for project in ensembles of two or more members; ensemble members should be available for all project sessions for rehearsals and performances. Keyboards will be necessary for most groups; keyboards used will include harpsichord, fortepiano and modern piano. There will be group workshops as well as individual coaching.
Each ensemble will perform a 30’ programme either in week 10 of the Autumn Term 2013 or in week 1 of Spring Term 2014.
By the end of the taught part of the module all students should:
On completion of their independent work for this module, students should be able to:
Second years: On completion of the module, in their independent work, students should demonstrate Learning Outcomes B1, B2, B6, B8
Third years: On completion of the module, in their independent work, students should demonstrate Learning Outcomes C1, C2, C6, C8