British Harpsichord Society News


CALL FOR PAPERS & PERFORMANCES
The Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University Montreal, Canada are pleased to invite submissions of proposals for the Fourth Annual Meeting of HKSNA. The title of the conference, which will take place during May 21-24 2015, is
"French Connections: Networks of Influence and Modes of Transmission of French Baroque Keyboard Music,"
Abstracts of no more than 400 words, excl. titles, must be received by 5pm EST on 30 September 2014. Please note that presenters must be members of HKSNA and must cover all their own costs.
For more information please contact



TO ALL COMPOSERS & HARPSICHORDISTS
The 2015 "Prix Annelie de Man" culminates in Amsterdam from May 26th to May 30th, and invites entries from composers and harpsichordists.
The deadline for COMPOSERS is January 15th 2015. For HARPSICHORDISTS, it is October 25th 2014, with the first round taking place on November 6th, 9th and 15th. The location for the 9th is in London at the Royal College of Music: a rare chance for us to hear budding competitive harpsichordists perform exciting repertoire. Please find all details at the website: http://www.admf.nl/­NL/­competition.html



HARPSICHORD STUDY WEEKEND .
Sophie Yates is holding a harpsichord study weekend on the 18th century Dance Suite. It will take place at the Master's Lodge, Downing College, Cambridge from
7th-9th November, 2014.
The weekend will include master classes, a dance workshop with Christopher Tudor and a recital by Sophie on Saturday 8th by kind invitation of the Master of the College.
Please contact
for further details.



BENSLOW MUSIC TRUST
PRACTICAL HARPSICHORD TUNING DAY
Our early keyboard consultant Andrew Wooderson offers this brand new course devoted to introducing the art of harpsichord tuning and looking briefly at the theory involved, together with discussion and demonstration of techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to practise tuning themselves with friendly and supportive guidance. This is not a complete training course, but rather a confidence boosting introduction to the subject, with plenty for beginners and the less experienced. There will be a follow-up course later in the year to offer the chance to further develop your skills. Saturday 21 February, 2015
Intermediate/Advanced, Fee: £75, Code: 15/103
Tutor website: http://www.woodersonharpsichords.co.uk/­
Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB.
Tel. 01462 459446, e-mail , website http://www.benslowmusic.org/­



BENSLOW MUSIC TRUST
MADE IN BRITAIN
A HARPSICHORD COURSE
Penelope Cave runs another weekend harpsichord course, this time examining the influences of Purcell, Handel and Scarlatti on other composers publishing in London. She will let participants have a list of the ‘other’ composers in closer to the time. Penelope will help with issues of technique, ornamentation & rhythm in a friendly classroom environment. Please also feel free to bring along your own choices of repertoire. Friday 8 - Sunday 10 May 2015
Standard: Intermediate/Advanced,
Resident: £265 Non-Resident: £190 Code: 15/239
Tutor website:
http://www.impulse-music.co.uk/­cave.htm
Benslow Music, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG4 9RB.
Tel. 01462 459446, e-mail , website http://www.benslowmusic.org/­



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ITEMS FOR SALE-
New Section on BHS Website.

We have a successful ‘Sale and Wanted’ section which has until now been used solely for instruments. We would now like to extend this facility to include other items, spare parts, tuners, printed harpsichord music, books on harpsichord related subjects etc.
We propose to charge10% for items advertised at more than £50, with free listing for those items of £50 or less. Please contact
We reserve the right to withhold listing to those items we feel not relevant.



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