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Our open workshops allow anyone with some experience of singing and an interest in Renaissance repertoire the opportunity to explore this music in depth alongside members of the Renaissance singers, under the direction of leading experts in the field. A basic level of ability to read music is helpful as we cover quite a lot of music during the evening.

Clef, Custos, Canon, Cantus Firmus

Reading from 16th Century Manuscript Partbooks

Monday 5th October 2020 7pm

An online workshop with Rory McCleery

£12 full price, £10 concessions

Rory McCleery, Artistic Director of The Marian Consort, leads an online workshop exploring  the mensural notation found in late sixteenth-century English manuscript sources, and in particular the beautifully rendered Baldwin Partbooks, created by singer and scribe John Baldwin, who was also responsible for the instrumental collection My Ladye Nevells Booke. Featuring music by Byrd, Ferrabosco, and Tallis, the works will be studied and sung as part of the session (both original notation and modern scores will be provided!)


PDFs of scores will be emailed out in advance to all those signed up. The session is expected to last about 90 minutes.

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