SRP Online Workshop: ‘Variations over a Ground Bass’ with Annemarie Klein

Thu 25 - Fri 26Jan2024

two one and a half hour, online sessions, on two consecutive days


17:00 / 5pm (UK time) - 18:30 /6:30 pm (UK time)


Variations over a ground was a well-developed form by the turn of the 18th century.

In this workshop, we will explore the two forms of ostinato basses, the folia and passacaglia, through two works by composers Michel Farinel and Gottfried Finger. We will examine how the ground basses are put together and how composers create unique variations over them.

Players will learn how to overcome any technical challenges and how to create variety within the context of a repeated bass line. We will finish with a complete performance of the pieces with Annemarie on the harpsichord.

Players will need a treble at A=440: all music provided as pdf files.
Duration: 2 x 90 mins

Contact: / 07855 460 115