Piano Accompaniment Course 28 July to 4 August
This is a course dealing in all aspects of piano accompaniment from sight-reading to performance on the concert platform. It is suitable for accompanists of all standards and through friendly, supportive and collaborative teaching will aim to develop ensemble skills through a wide range of repertoire (moderately easy to difficult) and with the help of a group of residential instrumentalists. A limited number of places will also be available for instrumentalists wishing to play the set repertoire - they are also encouraged to bring works of their own choice.
Apart from working in class on the set repertoire, students will have ample opportunity to make music with singers and other instrumentalists in the school during their free time. To this end, a large number of practice rooms are available for private practice.
The following pieces will be studied in detail and it is recommended that at least two works be prepared from the list but, familiarity with as many as possible is desirable.
Suite Modale [ME]
Summer Music for Flute and Piano [ME]
Sonata for Flute and Piano [D]
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano [MD]
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op.29 [D]
Sonatina in G minor, D.408 for Violin and Piano [ME]
Romantic Pieces, Op.75 [D]
Pièce en forme de Habanera [ME]
Sonata in E minor for Cello and Piano, Op.38 [D]
Chant du Ménestrel, Op.71 [ME]
Trio for Flute Violin and Piano [MD]
Trio in E flat major for Violin, Cello and Piano D.929 [D]
Flute and Piano
Clarinet and Piano
Violin and Piano
Cello and Piano
key: me - moderately easy, md - moderately difficult, d - difficult
Please note. The summer school does not have a music shop on site. Students should purchase their course materials before they arrive at the school either from their local music shop or from our nominated internet supplier, Forsyth Music. The following address will take you straight to the Sherborne Summer School of Music section of Forsyth’s website where you will find the music for your course ready to purchase: