Tutor: David Martin

Composing Choral Music

Choral music is, perhaps, the oldest and most fundamental form of human music. This course will look at choral music of the past 1000 years, mostly in the Western classical tradition.

In class, we will look at the music of different periods, seeing how composers tackled their problems, and try to learn from what they did. Students will be sent a handout with some advice and words for setting to music.

There will be the opportunity to perform these pieces in the composers’ concert at the school.