2019 Music – ARCHIVE

baroque stringsThe course pitch in general is A415 for string instruments and A440 for recorders unless otherwise designated. Participants, both wind and strings, who wish to play in the NORVIS Baroque orchestra should bring their own instruments. Do ask for more details, using the contact form.

NORVIS 50 – Golden Jubilee – Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th August 2020

Details to follow.

The Music List includes information about all the ‘first session’ music tuition and the ‘second session’ activities, as well as the choir and orchestra. Lute music is available to download.

Download: MUSIC LIST 2019

In 2019, the NORVIS Choir will perform…
‘Monteverdi’s Northumbrian Vespers’
Vespers for the Feast of Oswald, King and Martyr, to include:
• Vesper Psalms by Monteverdi, from Selva Morale e Sprirituale (1641/2)
• a polychoral Magnificat by Gabrieli
• music by William Smith of Durham
• some Northumbrian music

In 2019, the NORVIS Baroque Orchestra will perform…
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor
Avison: Concerto Grosso No 5 in D minor after Scarlatti
Albinoni: Concerto à Cinque No 5 in A minor
Brescianello: Chaconne in A

Music and Instruments – and Shopping – 2019!

Consult the Music List for information about music required.  NORVIS also has a large music library which may be borrowed from during the course.


Lute music for the course is available HERE.

Sheet music may be ordered in advance from Jacks Pipes and Hammers. Tel: 01422 882751  Fax: 01422 886157      email:  sales@recordermail.co.uk

Jacks Pipes and Hammers will have a shop at NORVIS during the course, as will Rondo Publishing.

Peter Booth from the Early Music Shop will join us at NORVIS as usual, selling everything from viol strings to bass recorders, crumhorns to renaissance drums and useful instrument accessories.

A limited number of viols will be available for hire at a charge of £20, including insurance. Baroque violins and bows will be available by prior arrangement. Lutes are available for hire for those applying before June.

Enquire by email about hiring instruments.

Renaissance Viols

Richard Jones viols

We will be joined again for a day by Richard Jones and his beautiful Renaissance viols for people to try – if you’d like to know more about them before his visit, see his website.