After many very successful courses for strings alone, we have decided it is time to expand the baroque orchestra to include oboes and bassoon. Theresa Caudle (violin), Mark Caudle (cello) and Oliver-John Ruthven (harpsichord) are returning once again to lead this thoroughly joyful course. The central work will be Bach’s Orchestral Suite No 1 in C major, BWV 1066 but we will also be exploring other wonderful music by his contemporaries Telemann and Johann Friedrich Fasch. We will be working at A=415 and are seeking an orchestra of baroque string players with period instruments (or modern instruments with baroque bows and gut strings), two baroque oboists and one baroque bassoonist. There will also be places for two harpsichordists and one theorbo player in the continuo team. Players must be of reasonably advanced standard, confident sightreaders, and willing to rehearse in some detail.

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