The 2nd International Course on Medieval Music Performance, Besalú, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval villages in Catalonia (Spain).
The course offers four distinct programs:
The Chant Program (July 6-7) is designed to teach directors and performer how to approach and perform Plainchant, and how to construct the liturgical structures of masses and sacred offices.
The Secular Music Program (July 8-12) is centered on the study of secular monophonic and polyphonic repertoires composed between 1100 and 1300. The course is comprised of music theory classes, ensemble playing, and individual lessons on medieval:
- Bowed string instruments (vielle, rebec)
- Plucked string instruments (citole, lute)
- Recorders and flauta doppia
- Keyboards (organetto, clavicimbalum)
- Frame Drums and percussion
The Ars Nova Program (July 13-14) is focused on the study and performance of secular polyphony of the period (1300-1350) in small mixed ensembles. This course is open to singers and instrumentalists.
The Choral Program (July 13-14) is designed for choir directors and choristers interested in studying and performing repertoires from the 12th to the 14th centuries. (limited places).