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7th Indiana Sackbut Workshop
May 22, 2018 - May 27, 2018
The 7th Indiana Sackbut Workshop will focus on the music of Great Britain, which developed along a trajectory unique from that of music on the continent. We will spend time with compositions from the second half of the 15th century that were influential on the continent, then works from the musically vibrant reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. With the goal of putting ourselves in the shoes of a town wait, hours of small-ensemble playing with shawms and dulcians will be accompanied by sessions on solmization and mode, improvisation, and developing an overall understanding for the musical language, which includes reading from original manuscripts and printed sources. Without anyone being left feeling too out of their element, we want all participants to challenge themselves at an appropriate level, so modern editions of all the music will also be provided.
Since English Renaissance music is usually commandeered by viol players and lutenists, I am very excited to be exploring this rich and vast repertoire with anyone who will be able to join us! Please feel free to pass this along to your friends and students who you think may also like to participate.