MUSIC NEWBORN - Oliver Hirsh



courses in Denmark

May 9 - 13, 2018, Klippinge (Zealand, south of Copenhagen)
At home in the modes

For practiced singers and players of Renaissance instruments (available for use: various keyboard instruments, viols, recorders), who are not afraid of original notation.

It is one thing to know the modes' names (about which Renaissance theorists did not agree), but quite another to learn their characteristic traits by experience with songs, motets, fantasias, canzonas...

Course fee : € 110
Accomodation: Approx. € 40

Information and application (by April 15, 2018):


Report from the 2013 course (in German)
Report from the 2014 course (in German)
Report from the 2015 course (in English)

At home in the modes of the Renaissance: a summary of many years’ seminars on this theme

courses in Germany

Biologiezentrum Bustedt, near Bünde, Westphalia
Renaissance music in ensemble

March 3 - 4, 2018
April 28-29, 2018
June 2-3, 2018
September 8-9, 2018
November 10-11, 2018

Playing and singing in various constellations and at flexible levels. Ensemble!

Price (including accomodation): € 60.

Information and application:

Monica Jendrny, Peter-Röser-Str. 3, D-50827 Köln
Tel: (+49) 221 5901315, Mobil: (+49) 171 6320855, Fax: (+49) 221 8607960

April 2 - 8, 2018, Landesmusikakademie Sondershausen, Thuringia
Renaissancemusic Week around Easter

Mainly 16th century, played and sung in large group and small ensembles. Make friends with original notation and performance practice. Young and old with some musical background are welcome.

Teachers: Ute Goedecke (recorder, singing), Ian Harrison (cornett, curtal, shawm), Oliver Hirsh (viol).

Price (including accomodation): € 480-530, depending on the number of participants.

Information and application (by January 2, 2018):

Sebastian Schleussner,


August 20 - 26, 2018, Ludwig-Harms-Haus, Bergkirchen, D-31556 Wölpinghausen, Lower Saxony
Viol week for proficient viol-players, with room for a few blowers and singers.

We cultivate the noble art of consort playing, in accordance with participants' experience and inclinations. Largely English and Italian music of early to late Renaissance, also on early viol models. Stimulation towards division (melodic embellishment) and improvization. Viols in vocal repertoire.

Price (including accomodation): € 430.

Information and application (by April 16, 2018): Annemete v. Vogel, Mozartstraße 3, D-31515 Wunstorf.
Tel: 05033 2222


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