Working with the parody mass Vinum bonum alongside its original motet will form the backbone of this course. The focus of the week will be a performance of the complete mass with voices supported by cornetts, sackbuts, shawms, recorders and stringed instruments. Movements of the mass will be interspersed with contemporary pieces by, in particular, Lassus’ good friend Andrea Gabrieli alongside other Venice-based composers Giovanni Gabrieli and Giovanni Battista Grillo. Subject to attendance and numbers we shall also keep the door open to German composers Johann Schein and Samuel Scheidt. Further performance opportunities for instrumentalists and singers will include a look into the division repertoire of, for example, Bassano and dalla Casa and time spent in the study of original sources through facsimiles.

Resident: £400 Non-Resident: £305 Code: 19/326