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Sherborne Summer School of Music 2020



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Weeks 1 & 2

Score Learning and General Musicianship skills

Early morning Chi Kung

This website describes the courses that were on offer in both 2020 and 2021 prior to the schools being cancelled.

This is to give you an idea of the range of courses, the expertise of our tutors and the standard of performance materials.

BASBWE Wind Conducting Course

Mark Heron, Alberto Roque and  Douglas Bostock                                                            

In association with the BASBWE Education Trust


This internationally recognised course is for conductors at intermediate and advanced levels with an interest in wind repertoire or a desire to immerse themselves in issues relating to conducting wind and brass instruments. Up to twenty-five students will be accepted as "active" participants. Observers are also encouraged and will be fully involved in the course, but they will only conduct at the discretion of the tutors. An integral feature of the week is that all active participants receive podium time with an ensemble each day and a performance opportunity at the end of the week. The course will begin at 14.30 on Sunday afternoon in order that all participants have the opportunity to conduct on the first day.

Participants will explore the physical language of conducting, score preparation, rehearsal technique and repertoire knowledge. All conducting sessions are filmed by camcorder and students are asked to bring with them a standard SD memory card in order to create a record of their work. This will also be used for regular review sessions during the week. The course runs concurrently with the Wind Ensemble Course and there will be close liaison between the two including the opportunity for selected students to work with that ensemble. All participants should bring any instruments that they play in order to accommodate ensemble work within the class. (If for any reason you are unable to bring your instrument[s], please let the summer school office know when you enrol). Students should, as a minimum, prepare thoroughly the works marked with a + before commencement of the course. You may then wish to select further pieces from the remaining repertoire - it is usually more beneficial to know some of the music well, than all of it not so well. More experienced students may also wish to prepare works from the Wind Ensemble repertoire list.

For further information students should visit where further background information is available.









Russell Bennett




First Suite in E flat, Op.28   

Boat Trip     

Pictures at an Exhibition    


John Gay Suite     

Huntingtower (ed. Binney)    

Tight Squeeze   

Suite of Old American Dances  


Serenade No.12 in C minor, K.388  

Visions of Light           

        five movements for wind ensemble

Boosey & Hawkes




Novello/Hal Leonard


Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard