Courses for 2018

Shakespeare wasn’t the only genius of the Elizabethan Age. Apart from his many literary peers (Jonson, Donne, Spenser, Marlowe, etc.) there were, in this English Golden Age, several musicians whose skill in their art rivalled that of the playwrights and poets. This ten week course will study the works of two of the preeminent composers of the era: William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.
In the words themselves (as I have learned from experience) there is such hidden and mysterious power that, to a person thinking over divine things, diligently and earnestly turning them over in his mind, the most appropriate measures come, I do not know how, and offer themselves freely to the mind that is neither idle nor inert.

William Byrd: Preface to Gradualia, Book 1

St James’ Parish Centre,
Walter Road,
Swansea SA1 4QF
Wednesday, 17th January, 2018,
2.30–4.30 pm for 10 weeks
Course fee: £40
Interested? Click the link below (or simply come along on the 17th):
Reservation/request further information

other music courses for Spring:
Adult Learning Wales


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