BREMF Early Music Weekend


THE SONG OF SONGS

A weekend course with music by Rore, Clemens, Palestrina, Guerrero and Victoria, and, from Mexico, Padilla
Deborah Roberts - director


St Paul's, West Street, Brighton
Fri 12th - Sun 14th August 2016
7pm start Friday; 5pm finish Sunday

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St Paul's West Street (photo: Justin Hill )

St Paul's West Street (photo: Justin Hill )

Basic timetable:

  • Friday evening: introductory session 7–9pm
  • Restaurant meal (optional)
  • Saturday: morning session from 10am (with coffee break)
  • Afternoon session from 2.30-6.30pm (with tea break)
  • Sunday morning: Free time, or join St Paul’s choir for the Mass (Feast of the Assumption)
  • Afternoon session from 2-5pm
  • Concert at 6pm. All welcome (free event)

BREMF Early Music Weekend: SONG OF SONGS

12th - 14th August 2016, St Paul's Church, Brighton

For singers and players of renaissance instruments

A weekend course running from the Friday to the Sunday evening.
Repertoire will include music by Rore, Clemens, Palestrina, Guerrero and Victoria, and Mexican composers such as Padilla. His double choir Missa Ego Flos Campi will form the backbone of the weekend alongside a rich variety of music from Europe and the New World. The weekend will culminate with an informal concert at 6pm on the Sunday.

Registration £50 (£40 conc )

Following on the success of last year's BREMF choral weekend, we are organising another this year, but this time inviting instrumentalists also to take part. In preparation for the wonderfully organic festival theme of Nature and Science we will work on beautifully sensuous repertoire based on settings of the Song of Songs. Rich in metaphors evoking the natural world, these texts always brought out the most passionate side in composers.

Singers should be reasonably experienced, preferably members of regular choirs. Midi files and music will be available well in advance.

We also welcome players of renaissance instruments, including all bowed or plucked strings, dulcians/curtals, low recorders (treble, tenor or bass), cornetts and sackbuts. Players should be confident in holding a line alone, though they will often be doubling voices.