The 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.
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
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
Consult the Music List for further information.
Music and Instruments – and Shopping!
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.
Our friends at 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.