Music Supplies



The courses listed below have specific music that is required for participation. We recommend that you invest in a copy of the music in the edition suggested by the conductor, or you may find rehearsals more difficult to follow. Please bring your own repertoire for instrumental and vocal workshops, and Chamber Music. In some cases guidance on repertoire is offered in the course description. If a course isn’t listed below, with the exception of instrumental and vocal masterclasses and workshops, music will be provided. This list will be updated regularly to include up-to-date information as it becomes available, so please do keep an eye on it in the run up to the summer.

All music listed is available from Anne Jordan at Brian Jordan Music either in advance, or from her shop on site during the summer.

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Week 1




The Big Choir: A Venetian Vespers
A special booklet of these works will be created for this course. We will be posting more information on this page as soon as it becomes available.

A Mass fit for a Queen: Sing Tallis with Stile Antico
Scores will be available to buy at Dartington from Anne Jordan – £7.50 
(We hope to provide pdf versions in advance of the course – please keep an eye on this page for further information.)

Vocal Ensembles: Music for Queens of Earth and Heaven
Scores will be available to buy at the beginning of the course from Stile Antico – £10
(We hope to provide pdf versions in advance of the course – please keep an eye on this page for further information.)

Piano Workshop: Moondog and Bach’s Art of Fugue
We advise that you should be familiar with Bach’s The Art of Fugue and that you may wish to spend some time getting to know Moondog’s music – in particular Bumbo, Dog Trot, Bird’s Lament,  and Heath on the Heather.

Jane Chapman’s courses – early keyboard and harpsichord
Jane will be providing a list of works that you might look at in advance, which will be posted on this page when it’s available.

Terry Riley’s In C
If you are an advanced player who would like to participate in In C, then you can sign up when you arrive at Dartington and music will be provided.


Week 2




The Big Choir: Handel’s Saul
We will be using the Novello (ed. Prout) version of the vocal score – £11.50 in stock at Brian Jordan Music
Please note: we will not be using the Barenreiter edition which was listed in the brochure.

Piano Workshop: Baroque Dance and Chopin Mazurkas

Students are invited to bring any dance movement by Bach, Scarlatti or Handel and one or more Chopin Mazurkas. 

Chamber Choir
This course will include two scores that are available to buy. The third piece is available as a free download (please click on the work’s title to follow the link)

  • Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music – £10 in stock at Brian Jordan Music
  • Paul Ayres If Music be the Food of Love – £2.50 in stock at Brian Jordan Music
  • Purcell If Music be the Food of Love

Week 3



The Big Choir: Britten’s Saint Nicholas
Boosey & Hawkes edition of the vocal score for Britten’s St. Nicholas, Op.42. – £20 in stock at Brian Jordan Music

Chamber Choir
This course will require a copy of Britten’s Five Flower Songs – £12.50 in stock at Brian Jordan Music

Advanced Conducting
For those observing this course, the repertoire will include the following (scores available from Brian Jordan Music):

  • Mozart Piano Concerto in Eb, K.271
  • Britten Young Apollo
  • Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10
  • Mozart Symphony No.29

String Orchestra
All parts will be provided at the first meeting of the String Orchestra, repertoire will include

  • Britten Simple Symphony, Op.4
  • Elgar Elegy,58
  • Elgar Sospiri, 70
  • Holst St Paul’s Suite  

Week 4



The Big Choir: Beethoven, Tippett and Alberga

  • Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Op.80 – Novello edition – £6 In stock at Brian Jordan Music
  • Tippett 5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time – Schott edition – £10 In stock at Brian Jordan Music
  • Alberga Awed Light Its Chant Entrances – £3 In stock at Brian Jordan Music

Chamber Choir

  • Bridge Music When Soft Voices Die (sold as part of a set of Five Part Songs)
  • Vaughan Williams 3 Shakespeare Songs
  • Moeran Songs of Springtime, Numbers 4,5 and 7 [Love is a sickness, Sigh no more Ladies, To Daffodils]
  • Warlock The Full Heart
    £20 (total price for the full set) In stock at Brian Jordan Music

Dartington Brass Ensemble
All parts will be provided at the first meeting of the Brass Ensemble, repertoire will include:

  • Paul Patterson Count Down
  • Richard Rodney Bennett Flowers of the Forest
  • Paul Lovatt-Cooper The Hampshire Suite

Summer School Library

Comprehensive Standard Repertoire:

String Duos-Octets (eg Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) | Wind Chamber Music (duets-octets+) | Wind with strings (e.g Schubert, Mozart) | Brass Ensemble (Gabrieli-Pop) | Piano with strings/wind (e.g Brahms, Faure, Mozart) | Trio Sonatas (e.g Quantz, Corelli, Telemann, Handel) | Vocal (solo-choir, with str/wind) | Orchestra (full/chamber/strings/concertos/baroque) | Instrumental Solo (strings, wind, concertos) | Piano (2/4/8 hands,concertos,symphonies) | Scores (miniature/full/vocal)

Opening hours during Summer School:

Mon – Fri: 10.30 – 11.30 | 1.15 – 2 | 3.30 – 4.30 (closed Thurs am)
Sun: 1 – 4.30 
And by appointment

Contact: Marina Kummer, librarian –

“Our wonderful extensive Music Library dates back to the Elmhirsts and has Chamber Music and Choral Music at it’s heart as Dartington emerged as a premier Music College. I will never forget becoming the Summer School Librarian. By happenstance I was in the library (as I often was) when the position unexpectedly opened. The grilling Olive Truby gave me before she entrusted me with her precious, meticulous empire is engrained in my soul. After the many years of change at Dartington I am tring to live up to her faith in me and fully become the custodian the library needs.

In DISS 2016 I re-shelved the vast choral (mixed/female/male,accompanied/unaccompanied) and chamber (instrumental repertoire, duos, trios, quartets, quintets+ with/without piano etc) music sections. The large hardback section (piano, full scores etc) is underway. The ever-growing Dartington Summer School section (largely more contemporary but also useful multiple copies of Italian Madrigals etc) will follow. I am postponing the chaos of the miniature scores as long ad infinitum!) By Summer School 2017 Nicola Smith and I hope to start a stock-take (yes we have multiple copies of the Mendelssohn Octet, no I can’t find the missing Horn part of the Brahms Trio) and decide how to tackle the dreadful e-catalogue and the hopelessly out-dated hard catalogue. Currently the best catalogue is the one in my head – so ask me anytime please!”

– Marina