1. Harmony in Performance Practice

In this course, which is compulsory for all Early music students, students learn to write thorough-bass realisations of (predominantly unfigured) basses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The student will become acquainted with the progression from modal to tonal harmony and the developments in harmonic language and characteristic national styles. In addition connections will be made between harmony and performance practice i.e., the relationship between harmony and affect, dynamics, accents, articulation and tempo.

course details

Duration of the course
2 x 2 semesters

Teaching method
Group tutorial. Weekly classes.

Thérèse de Goede (continuo players only)
Johan Hofmann (students of melodic instruments)

Writing out basso continuo realisations from different periods/styles