ONLINE A-Level Music Study Day

7th May 2021

Thanks for watching! We hope you all enjoyed our A Level Music Study Day.

The musical excerpts you heard in the lectures were:

Study Day Presentation Musical Examples: Sarah Oliver
Telemann: Concerto in A minor TWV 44:42, Allegro – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Margaret Faultless (solo violin)
Palestrina: Magnificat Primi Toni – VOCES8
Monteverdi: O come sei gentile – In Stile Moderno
Barbara Strozzi: Lagrime Mie – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mary Bevan (soprano) and Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
Francesca Caccini: La Liberazione de Ruggiero – McGill Baroque Opera, directed by Hank Knox
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo – La Capella Reial de Catalunya, directed by Jordi Savall
Telemann: ‘His attack on Windmills’ from the Overture-Suite Burlesque de Quixote – Academy of Ancient Music
Handel: Passacaille from Sonata in G major Op. 3 No 4 – Academy of Ancient Music, directed by Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 – Amici Voices
Bach: Mass in B Minor (Gloria) – Academy of Ancient Music and VOCES8, directed by Barnaby Smith

Study Day Presentation Musical Examples: John LeGrove
Bix Beiderbecke & His Gang: Sorry (1827)
Palestrina – Sicut cervus – The Cambridge Singers
Monteverdi: L’ Orfeo: Favola in Musica – Representación de Jordi Savall (Barcelona 2002)
Monteverdi: Laetatus sum

11am – 12pm: Start the day with Sarah Oliver as she discusses baroque style and context and introduces you to the baroque orchestra.

12pm – 1pm: Join John LeGrove and Manchester Baroque as they look at the performance practice and sounds of baroque period instruments, including the role of the continuo.

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Pauline Nobes from Manchester Baroque performs Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 as Dr Sarah Murphy analyses and guides the audience through this A-level set work (AQA).

All attendees are entitled to free tickets to Manchester Baroque’s ‘Baroque Reborn’ Concert on Saturday 8th May – contact for more information.

Please note that any recording of the livestream is strictly prohibited. Copies of the presentations may be available on request (

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