Webinar Recording Available
Who is this for?...
Anyone wanting to establish or develop a clear view of music in the Baroque Era. Part one of each of these webinars will explore the most significant musical developments, connecting with key composers and listening to their music. Part two of each webinar will be spent learning to write music in the Baroque style and discovering how Baroque techniques can be used in contemporary music.
Part one: Historical background with listening and analysis of key works
Background to the Baroque.
Opera in the 17th Century, with particular reference to Monteverdi, Lully and Purcell.
Sacred music in the 17th Century in the hands of Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Carissimi, and Schutz.
Part two: Composition project in Baroque style
Writing Recitative and Aria.
The Ricercar, Canzona, and Fantasia.
The evolution of the Prelude and Toccata with particular reference to Frescobaldi.
The Dance Suite.
The Church Sonata and Chamber Sonata, looking at Corelli in particular.
The Variation, Ostinato, Chaconne, and Passacaglia.
Writing variations over a repeated bass line.
Background to the Baroque.
Opera and the Secular Cantata in the hands of A. Scarlatti, Handel, Rameau and Pergolesi.
The Sacred Music of Handel and Bach.
Harmonising a Chorale in the style of Bach.
The Concerto Grosso as evolved by Corelli, Torelli, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel.
The Solo Concerto, as crafted by Vivaldi and Bach.
The development of earlier musical structures in the music of Bach, Handel, and Couperin.
An evaluation of the particular contributions made to the High Baroque by Handel and Bach.
Writing an excerpt of a Trio movement in Baroque style.
Webinars Included with Purchase
Original price £80 or the whole series can be purchased for £65 below!
Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!