Wardourcastlesummerschool

A Blog about the Wardour Castle Summer Schools 1964, 1965

1964 accounts

The V&A archives contain the accounts for both WCSSs.

(ACGB/51/265; see 1)

The items of expenditure are fairly unremarkable:

Catering, boarding out & gratuities. £573- :- 9
Caretaker, laundry, transport kitchen and domestic wages. 275- 19- 1
Artistes’ and orchestral fees. 432- 5- :
Heating, lighting, hire etc. 155- 8- :
Stationery, printing and advertising. 461- 1- 10
Hon. Secretary’s postages. 15- 13- 3
Hon. Treasurer’s do [H.O. Young] 12- 15- 5
Chairman’s telephone 72- 7- 10
Insurance, postage & sundries 89- 17- 3
2.088- 8- 5

However, it also gives the names of the employed tutors all of whom were offered £50 and all of whom waived their fees to balance the accounts.

Tutors

  • Maxwell Davies P.
  • Birtwistle H.
  • Carewe J.
  • Goehr A.
  • Wood H.
  • Friedman –
  • Thomas M.

The income was:

Resident students (101) 1.358- 4- 2
Non-resident do (5) 47- 5- :
Bursaries by S.P.N.M. (10) 100- :- :
Concerts (Tickets sold to the public.) 309- 9- :
do Programmes do 23- 5- :
1.838- 3- 2

Deficiency: £250-5-3

do [income] as increased by tutors fees waived. 350-:-:   600-5-3

[Total] 2.438-8-5

Several aspects of this document are important. Firstly, it indicates that 10 people were partially supported by the SPNM with the WCSS bearing the remaining cost. It would be useful to know who these people were. It may be that these are people who the tutors wanted to attend enough to have found them funding. Secondly, the figures indicate that 116 people attended. Thirdly, Edward Venn quotes Hugh Wood as saying that Anthony Gilbert taught in the 1964, yet his name isn’t listed here as one of the tutors. (Venn, Edward (2008) The Music of Hugh Wood (Aldershot: Ashgate) 69.) Michael Tippett’s name is similarly absent. As are Lamar Crawson, Emmanuel Hurwitz, Gervase de Peyer and John Telford.

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