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

teachers

Fred Jacobs
Thérèse de Goede

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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