William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: Music

Viola Sonata

Viola players often complain that there is not enough music for them.  Perhaps they would like to try this. First movement Viola sonata I First movement Second movement Viola sonata II Second movement Third movement Viola sonata III Third movement If you would like free copies of the sheet music for this work please contact… Read more »

Music in the Classical Age

Music in Time II – Music in the Classical Age 1750-1805 The course provided students with an understanding of how western classical music styles and techniques evolved during the period 1750-1805. We concentrated on the “Classical” era of the sons of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and examined the development of new types of composition… Read more »

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Vaughan Williams and Holst Two great friends who pioneered a new English style with varying success. Not just the composers of Greensleeves and the Planets, Vaughan Williams and Holst followed Elgar’s lead as two of the standard bearers of the English Musical Renaissance. Both were from Gloucestershire but they met as students at the Royal… Read more »

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