In Echo: Pure and Profane


Venue Great Hall

Running time 90 minutes

Artists In Echo, with ensemble director Gawain Glenton


£15 - £20 (50% off students & under 18s)

Next date 30th July 7:45 pm

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About this event

1501 saw the publication of the first ever book of printed music in Venice, Ottaviano Petrucci’s collection Harmonice Musices Odhecaton. This collection of 96 pieces of exquisite contrapuntal music – including works by composers such as Josquin, Japart, Compere, Isaac and Agricola – signalled a revolution in the use and dissemination of music.

This performance by In Echo takes a new look at this repertoire, presenting it using some of the colourful instrument ensembles known to have been used in Venetian ensembles at the time.

These include the loud wind band of cornetto, trombone and shawm, which would have been heard on the streets and squares of Venice, to more intimate combinations of lutes, viols and voice, or small groups of recorders: ensembles typical of the private music-making that took place in Venice’s grand palazzi. 


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Ensemble Meridiana
Atéa Wind quintet playing Malcolm Arnold Sea Shanties
The rollicking City Musick
Robert Howarth directing Baroque masterpieces


Gawain Glenton is a specialist cornetto player whose work as a soloist and an ensemble musician takes him all over the world. He performs and records with many leading international groups, such as Il Giardino Armonico, Concerto Italiano, Concerto Palatino, l’Arpeggiata, Les Talens Lyriques, Capriccio Stravagante and The Taverner Consort. Although now returned to the UK, Gawain spent several years living in Basel where he studied with Bruce Dickey at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. As a result of these years abroad, Gawain is closely involved with ‘next generation’ ensembles such as Ensemble Leones and I Fedeli. In the UK Gawain works with ensembles such as The Bach Players, The City Musick, The Gonzaga Band, La Nuova Musica, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and is a member of The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble.

Find out more about In Echo on their website.



About our Summer Concerts

This concert is part of the Dartington International Summer School & Festival, a month-long musical celebration, encompassing shared music making, learning and listening.

Our extensive public concert series utilises a faculty of internationally renowned and emerging musicians to create a stunning cross-genre programme of over 100 concerts and events. Set against the backdrop of Dartington’s striking medieval Great Hall, the Summer School’s concert series presents the highest levels of performance in a carefully curated collection of classic works and “made for Dartington” exclusives. Full listings for the Summer School concert series can be found here.

If you are interested in taking part in one of Summer School’s music courses, you can find out further details here.

Food and drink

Head up to the Dartington estate early to enjoy our pre-concert food offerings. The Green Table café will be staying open late during the festival, plating up fresh and seasonal local food and drinks. Next to the Great Hall, The White Hart restaurant and bar will be serving a selection of food, along with a broad range of quality drinks and between concert nibbles.

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Phone: 01803 847070 |

Tuesday 30th July

Visiting Dartington Hall

At our 1,200 acre estate, based in South Devon, there’s plenty to explore – from the natural beauty of the grounds, to our visitor attractions and year-round events programme. You can also make a stay of it with our historic hotel or campsite, and enjoy award-winning food and drink in our cafes and restaurants.

About us

Dartington is an old place with a new story.

The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.

This idea is as true today is it ever was.