This is a 16-week video course on playing the Mass for the Convents (Messe pour les Convents de Religieux et Religieuses, 1690) by the great French composer Francois Couperin (1668-1733).
In each video, the specific movement from this Mass is played twice - first at the concert tempo, and later at the slow practice tempo. My fingers and hands will be visible at all times to help students who like to watch and imitate what I'm doing.
The videos will be delivered once a week to your email inbox. You will also get an unlimited email access to me during the course of this program. If you need help with anything - simply write me a message and I'll will help you out.
CURRICULUM OF THE COURSE:
Week 1: Plein Jeu (1st Kyrie)
Week 2: Fugue on the Trompette (2nd Kyrie)
Week 3: Recit de Cromorne (3rd Kyrie)
Week 4: Trio for Two Manuals on the Cromorne and the Basse de Tierce (4th Kyrie)
Week 5: Dialogue between the Trompette of the Grand Clavier and the Montre, Bourdon and Nazard of the Positif (5th and last Kyrie)
Week 6: Plein Jeu (Gloria, 1st verse)
Week 7: Little Fugue on the Cromorne (Gloria, 2nd verse)
Week 8: Duet on the Tierces (Gloria, 3rd verse)
Week 9: Basse de Trompette (Gloria, 4th verse)
Week 10: Cromorne sur la Taille (Gloria, 5th verse)
Week 11: Dialogue on the Voix Humaine (Gloria, 6th verse)
Week 12: Trio: Upper voices on the Tierce and bass on the Trompette (Gloria, 7th verse)
Week 13: Recit de Tierce (Gloria, 8th verse)
Week 14: Dialogue on the Grand Jeux (Gloria, last verse)
Week 15: Offertory on the Grands Jeux
Week 16: First Sanctus, Plein Jeu
Week 17: Recit de Cornet (2nd Sanctus)
Week 18: Elevation, Tierce en Taille
Week 19: Agnus Dei, Plein Jeu
Week 20: Dialogue on the Grands Jeux, Conclusion of the Agnus Dei
Week 21: Deo Gratias, Petit Plein Jeu
BONUS 2: Scores with complete fingering (and pedaling - where applicable)
PRICE: $97 USD
4 monthly payments of $29 USD
NOTE: This course is included into the Total Organist program, so subscribers of Total Organist Premium and Premium Plus Memberships receive it at no additional cost.
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