Examination papers for the John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Sacred Music, 1977

Peter Tranchell devised and produced these examination papers for the John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Sacred Music, 1977, including twelve musical extracts in his own hand. Thanks to Richard Abram for sending his paper copies. Richard was awarded the senior scholarship in that year (despite, he recalls, perpetrating consecutive fifths in the Croft (see below); a matter that was discussed in the subsequent keyboard practical and debriefing in PAT's rooms), the junior going to Ivor Bolton. Peter was himself awarded the scholarship in 1947.

Harmony (Tuesday 11th January 1977, 9 to 12)

Counterpoint (Tuesday 11th January 1977, 1.30 to 4.30)

History of Sacred Music (Wednesday 12th January 1977, 9 to 12)

Essay  (Wednesday 12th January 1977, 1.30 to 4.30)

Extract from the harmony examination paper set by Peter Tranchell for the 1977 John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Sacred Music, showing part of William Croft's setting of The Order for the Burial of the Dead for SATB choir