Bachelor's Degree in Lute/Theorbo

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The Bachelor programme is a four year course. The student may focus on one of two specializations, each in combination with basso continuo.

I Final exam Renaissance lute in combination with basso continuo

In a programme of 60 minutes the following categories should be included:
1. Italian 16th century: F. da Milano, 3 Fantasias
2. A 16th century intavolation, for example: ‘Susanne un jour’; ‘Anchor che col partire’; ‘Douce Mémoire’
3. English 16th-17th century: J. Dowland or A. Holborne - Fantasy, Pavan, Galliard, Almain
4. Italian or French 17th century, for example J.H. Kapsberger - Toccata-Gagliarda-Courante; R. Ballard - ‘Entrée de luth’, ‘Courante de la Reine’
5. 3 or 4 works of the candidate’s choice including a ‘Treble and Ground’
6. 2 ‘Lute Ayres’ or ‘Airs de Cour’

II Final exam Baroque lute in combination with basso continuo

In a programme of 60 minutes the following categories should be included:
1. French 17th century: Suite de pieces, including a Prélude non mesuré by, for example, Ennemond or Denis Gautier, François Dufaut, Charles Mouton, or Jacques Gallot.
2. German/Austrian/Bohemian, 17th-18th century: works by for example, E. Reusner, J.A. Logy, S.L. Weiss.
3. Suite by J.S. Bach 

III Final exam for basso continuo, lute bachelor

Performed on theorbo and/or archlute:
* Accompaniment from an unfigured bass (Italian or English monody)
* accompaniment of a recitative (unknown to candidate till shortly before examination)
* 2 movements of a vocal or instrumental composition (17th or early 18th century), prepared before the examination

Admission requirements

The candidate must be able to read French and Italian tablature and music notated in G- and F-clef. In a programme of 15-20 minutes the candidate has to play at least twoworks from the following categories, depending on the type of lute.

6-10 course lute (Renaissance lute), for example
F. da Milano - Fantasia
J. Dowland - Pavan, Galliard, Almain, Fantasy (1 or 2 movements)

11-13 course lute (Baroque lute), for example
Ennemond or Denis Gautier: Prélude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande (1 or 2 movements).
J. Chr. Kellner - Phantasia
S.L. Weiss - 2 movements from a Suite

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