The 7th Indiana Sackbut Workshop, held May 22-27, 2018 in Morgantown, will focus on the music of Great Britain, which developed along a trajectory unique from that of music on the continent. We will spend time with compositions from the second half of the 15th century that were influential on the continent, then works from the musically vibrant reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. With the goal of putting ourselves in the shoes of a town wait, hours of small-ensemble playing will be accompanied by sessions on solmization and mode, improvisation, and developing an overall understanding for the musical language, which includes reading from original manuscripts and printed sources. Without anyone being left feeling too out of their element, we want all participants to challenge themselves at an appropriate level, so modern editions of all the music will also be provided.
The workshop will run from Tuesday, May 22 at 10 AM to Sunday, May 27 at 1 PM at Waycross Conference Center in Morgantown, IN. As has been the case in previous years, the first two days will be devoted to the sackbut and dulcian ensemble, where we can delve into some later music. The shawms will then join us on the evening of May 23 for the full sound of the town waits!
Please find a more complete overview of what this workshop has to offer attached below. And here is a link to all pertinent information concerning registration and fees:http://earlymusicinmotion.org/event-registration/?ee=39
If you have any specific questions about the workshop, please feel free to contact me (
Since English Renaissance music is usually commandeered by viol players and lutenists, I am very excited to be exploring this rich and vast repertoire with anyone who will be able to join us! Please feel free to pass this along to your friends and students who you think may also like to participate.