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!
MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.