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Elizabeth Dodd
Elizabeth Dodd studied viol and early dance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She played and danced with a number of early music groups in London before moving North in 1986. She now performs and teaches all over the North of England. She has many years experience of teaching on summer schools; North West Early Music Forum, Norvis and Higham Hall as well as weekend courses at Alston Hall and Higham Hall.

Apart from the paid sessions shown below, Elizabeth is making available some exciting free content for your enjoyment during the breaks.

Session 1
Music for Bass & Treble Viols
09:30 - 10:30 BST
We will look at two pieces by Nicolo Sanguinazzo trying out different fingerings and bowings. They are attractive pieces with some interesting challenges for us to discuss. There will be easy parts for the less experienced. This will be followed by duets for treble and bass viols in a “music-minus-one” format.
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Session 2
Music for Tenor Viols
11:00 - 12:00 BST
Similar to the bass and treble session but with different music. We will look at two pieces by Nicolo Sanguinazzo trying out different fingerings and bowings. They are attractive pieces with some interesting challenges for us to discuss. This will be followed by duets for treble and bass viols in a “music-minus-one” format.
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Session 3
Three part viol consort playing
Co-presented with Philip Gruar
13:00 - 14:00 BST
Three part pieces (Tr, T, B) especially for those who haven’t been able to play with anyone else for so long. Two settings of Dormendo un giorno by Arcadelt and Ruffo. Gibbons Fantasy a 3 no. 3 and Simpson Pavan no. 1. “Music-minus-one” format.
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Session 4
Music for Singers, Viol & Recorder Players
Co-presented with Philip Gruar
14:30 - 15:30 BST
French and Italian three part chansons by Crecquillon and Festa. Parts will be supplied in many different clefs to suit any player or singer.
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