Year 12 Music Study Day: Delius’s Brigg Fair | University of Oxford

Year 12 Music Study Day: Delius’s Brigg Fair

Event date
Event time
10:00 - 16:00
Faculty of Music
St Aldate's
Event cost
Target audience
Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 16-17 (year 12)
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One of the aspects of studying Music at university that can be daunting for prospective students is musical analysis. This can involve not only understanding how music works, but connecting that information to what we know about a composer, the historical context of a work, and other music being written at the same time. This study-day, aimed at Year 12, will help students to learn more about undergraduate analysis and music history, using the case-study of the English composer Frederick Delius and his orchestral work Brigg Fair. With the help of Oxford academics currently carrying out a research project on Delius, students will experience a lecture on the work and then be aided in carrying out some of their own analysis. Lunch will be provided at Merton College, along with a tour of the college and an admissions talk at the end of the day. This is an ideal opportunity to learn more about a fascinating composer, and get a firsthand impression of what it is like to study Music at university.