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Intermediate and Upper Intermediate Course

- September 28th - 30th

Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire

of the course so you can prepare it, and the rest will be provided during the week end.

The course begins with dinner and playing on Friday evening, and ends with lunch on Sunday. Pitch A=415


The theme for the September 2018 course is Mirth and Melancholy: lamentations, lachrimaes, misereres, laudates, jubilates, and dances. Expect plenty of melancholic Dowland, and settings of Lamentations, and also livelier dance pieces and settings of Lauda Psalms. We hope to encourage a number of applications from players who also enjoy singing, so that some of the sessions can be for voices and viols.


Set Repertoire: This is music for you to look at in advance so you are not always sight-reading. We'll tell you nearer the time which part(s) to look at. Both of these pieces are from Consorts for Five Book 2, published by Rondo Publishing. You can purchase a copy here

1) Jeffries - Sing We Merrily

2) Anon - Daphne

We can send you a pdf of this music before you apply if you contact us


Apply online here  or contact us for a postal application form      

Application Deadline September 1st 2018


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Please do contact us with any questions.

These courses are for anyone who considers themselves to be of an intermediate or upper intermediate standard and would like to improve both their individual technique and consort playing experience. We will look at the set repertoire, covering choices of, fingering and bowing which can then be applied in one-to-a-part consort sessions. Further music will be provided , some in advance

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Please note: this course is now FULL.

Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list.