Chamber Music strings and piano

Masterclass for Accompanists

(From the brochure:)

     Lucy-Anne Allen (Violin and Viola) and Nicola Pearce (Cello) will be available for all class sessions. Rachel Gautry (Flute) and Rachael Gibbon (Clarinet) will be available for at least one and often two sessions daily.

All class members should familiarise themselves with the core repertoire shown below, and should preferably have scores of these pieces. At least two should have been studied in depth. There will be a ‘Masterclass’ session each day in which John Reid will discuss at least one item of the core repertoire. All students are expected to attend these masterclasses, and those who have worked on the piece being explored will be invited to play. For the remainder of the time each class member will be given regular timetabled slots with John. 

Pieces can be chosen: 

      from the core repertoire

      from other pieces suggested by the class instrumentalists which will appear on the this page 

      from pieces they have organised with other CSSM players/singers privately (at the course or in advance) or through the website. 

It is the responsibility of the class member to arrange for their playing/singing partner to be available. Members of the Art of Singing course can easily be fitted in as they work to a specific personal timetable.

To make suggestions for the website email To contact others who have already made suggestions on the website use the same email address and we will pass on your note. Please remember that this is most effective when done as early as possible. It cannot be guaranteed that others will take up these suggestions. We can accept applications for the class at any time, but if you wish to get in touch with instrumentalists/singers it is wise to apply by the end of April. Suggestions for chamber music with other CSSM students in free sessions can also be made through the website (or during the week of the course through the notice board and personal contact).                                    




Brahms Sonata in G Op.78 (core)
Mozart Sonata in E minor K304 (core)
Mozart Sonata in C K296 
Dvořák Four Romantic Pieces 
Franck Sonata in A 
Bloch 'Poème Mystique' Sonata no. 2 

Beethoven G minor Sonata Op.5 No.2 (core) 
Debussy Sonata (core) 
Shostakovich Sonata 
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata 

Brahms F Minor Sonata, Op.120 No.1 (core) 
Weber Grand Duo Concertant, Op.48 
(arr. Emma Johnson/Chris West, pub Kevin Mayhew) a selection of pieces from ‘The Emma Johnson Collection’, particularly Caprice No.24, Scarborough Fair, and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Jean-Michel Damase Sonate en Concert (core) 
(other works to follow) 

Repertoire suggestions

from class instrumentalists, course members and others, 2017

Vocal Ensembles for Sally Burgess' Class

More coming soon

Vocal Repertoire for Accompanists 2018

Keren Hall will be preparing 'The Water Mill" by Vaughan Williams
Bethan Davies would like to sing Pie Jesu by Lili Boulanger (orgna or piano accompaniment)

Sophie Bowlby will be preparing Bessy Bobtail by Barber, Dream Valley by Quilter, and Green By Faure

JanErik Endresen would like to sing Absence from Le nuits d´eté by Berlioz , three flats.

Richard Edwards says: 

Vaughan Williams – Songs of Travel – I am particularly keen to work on some/all of these. 

 Samuel Barber – Three setting of poems by James Joyce Opus 10 (work in progress for me) 

 Quilter songs Opus 6 – three Shakespeare songs Opus 23 – five Shakespeare songs Opus 20 -Settings of three Blake poems Opus 8 -To Julia – settings of six poems by Robert Herrick- all /some of these 

 Gerald Finzi – Let us Garlands Bring ( a set of Five Shakespeare settings Op. 18) 

 Butterworth – A Shropshire Lad – I would like to re-visit these. 

 I also have some single songs - keen to work on Howells King David, some Finzi songs maybe. 

 Please let me know if you are a pianist and interested in any of the above – I can get music to you before the course (without obligation) –

 please contact me –  email :-

Charles Mackay has learnt :

Der Lindenbaum, by Franz Schubert, in Db 

Evocação, by Villa-Lobos, in F (transposition from original in Ab)

More coming soon!



Instrumental Repertoire for Accompanists 2018

Mark Lowe (Piano) 


Haydn Sonata no.1 for violin and piano in G major. (publ. Kalmus) 

Ned Rorem. Day Music (publ. Boosey) 


Mozart. Andantino (publ. Schott)

Liszt: La Lagonda Lugubre (publ. Editio Musica Budapest) 

Rubbra. Sonata in G minor (publ. Lengick) 


Koechlin. Quatorze pieces (publ. Salabert) 

Rubbra. Meditations on Coeurs Desolees (publ. Lengnick) 

Schubert. Arpeggione sonata (arranged for flute and piano - publ. Barenreiter) 

Leclair. Sonatas 5 & 6 (publ. International Music Company, New York)


Brahms sonatas (publ. Peters) 

Martinu sonatina (publ. Leduc)

Susan Allison (Piano)

knows the Dvorak Piano Quintet and Schubert Trout Quintet.

Edouard Faure-Bealieu (Piano) 

MOZART : Sonate in E minor 

FRANCK : Sonate pour violon et piano : third movement.

SCHUBERT : Arpeggione Sonata