baroque stringsThe course pitch in general is A415 for string instruments and A440 for recorders unless otherwise designated. Students, both wind and strings, who wish to play in the NORVIS Baroque orchestra should bring their own instruments.

The MUSIC LIST for the 2017 course, NORVIS XLVII, may be downloaded from the archive page.

The choir learnt J S Bach: Cantata BWV 150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, and Monteverdi: Cantate Domino and Christe, Adoramus Te. The NORVIS Baroque orchestra played Johann Fasch: Overture in G, Purcell: Suite from Abdelazer, and (of course) J S Bach: Cantata BWV 150 Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich.

NORVIS XLVIII – Saturday 28th July to Saturday 4th August 2018

2017 archive information is shown below:

Participants are expected to have studied the music before attending the course.harpsichord.jpg
Music will be available from Jacks Pipes and Hammers.
Tel: 01422 882751     Fax: 01422 886157      email:

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

Our friends at the Early Music Shop will join us at NORVIS as usual with a stall, selling everything from viol strings to bass recorders, crumhorns to renaissance drums, sheet music and other 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 Viol Dayviols

This year 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: