Wardourcastlesummerschool

A Blog about the Wardour Castle Summer Schools 1964, 1965

1965 budget

The V&A archive (ACGB/51/1265) contains the accounts for the 1964 and 1965 summer schools and a budget for the 1965 event. I have posted the 1964 accounts here.

One of my research questions considers ways in which these summer schools were funded, and how this reflects prestige, as well as indicating the priorities of the events. Here is the budget for the 1965 events.

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[in purple:] RECD 19 May 1965

Wardour Castle Summer School 1965

Concert Proposals and Estimates [in red type] 5 concrets in Cranborne Chase School [|] 15,16; 18,19,20 Aug.1965

Concert 1. Sunday, 15th August at 8.00

Schubert            Trio in B flat

Schoenberg            Pierrot Lunaire

Bethany Beardslee, soprano Melos Ensemble, Edward Downes, conductor

Bethany Beardslee            £52. 10. 0

Melos Ensemble            180. 0. 0.

Edward Downes            47. 5. 0

Publicity, etc.            10. 10. 0

Hire of Piano            5. 5. 0

[total]                        £295. 10. 0

Receipts:            50 tickets @ 10/-                        £25. 0. 0

From Summer School                        50. 0. 0

[total]                                                                        £75. 0. 0

Concert 2. Monday, 16th August at 8.00 [hand written in black ink:] (given Tues. 17th)

Handel            Cantata

Schubert/Wolf            Songs

Purchell [sic]            Chaconne for 2 vlns, and Continuo

Webern            Songs

Milton Babbitt            Philomel (with synthesizer)

Bethany Beardslee, sop. Stephen Pruslin, pno. Leonard Friedman, vln

Members of Melos Ensemble

Artists fees            £150. 0. 0

Hire and installation

of elect. equipment            35. 0. 0

Hire of Harpsichord            10. 0. 0

[total]                                    £195. 0. 0

Receipts:            50 tickets @ 10/-                        £25. 0. 0

From Summer School                        50. 0. 0

[total]                                                                        £75. 0. 0

Wardour Castle Summer School [page] 2

Concert 3; Wednesday, 18th August, at 8.00

Bach            Ricercari [sic] from Musical Offering

Webern            6 Songs, Op. 14

Robin Holloway            New Work

Hanns Eisler            14 Ways of Describing Rain

Alexander Goehr            New Work

Gibbons            London Street Cries

Four Singers in Consort. Bethany Beardslee, Melod Ensemble directed by Alexander Goehr

4 Singers                        £63. 0. 0

Members of

Melos Ensemble            150. 0. 0

Soloist                                    26. 5. 0

[total]                                    £239. 5. 0

Receipts:            50 tickets @ 10/-                        £25. 0. 0

From Summer School                        50. 0. 0

From SPNM                                    50. 0. 0

[total]                                                                        £125. 0. 0

Concert 4. Thursday, 19th August, at 5.00

Mixed programme of old and new music including new work by Robert Sherlaw Johnson

Four Singers in Consort and percussion

4 Singers                        £42. 0. 0

R. Sherlaw Johnson            15 15. 0

Percussion                        10. 10. 0

Transoport of

instruments                        10. 0. 0

[total]                                    £77.15. 0

Receipts:            Sale of Tickets                                    £5. 0. 0 [in red pen] ?05/-? or 2/0?

From Summer School                        25. 0. 0

From SPNM                                    25. 0. 0

[total]                                                                        £55. 0. 0

Wardour Castle Summer School [page] 3

Concert 5. Friday, 20th August, at 8.00

Peter Maxwell Davies            Motet, for voices & instruments [in red pen] “Ecce Manus Tradentis”

In Nomine I-III

Harrison Birtwistle            New Work

Alexander Goehr            New Work

Also music by Praetorius, Dunstable, newly instrumented by P. Maxwell Davies.

Consort, Melos Ensemble (enlarged), directed by P. Maxwell Davies

4 Singers                        £42. 0. 0

Melos, with

added players                        300. 0 0

Hire of organ

and harpsichord            15. 0. 0

Publicity, etc.                        10. 0. 0

[total]                                    £367. 0. 0

Receipts:            Sale of tickets                                    £25. 0. 0 [in red ink] ?50 [|] ?@10/-

From Summer School                        50. 0. 0

From SPNM                                    75. 0. 0

[Total]                                                                        £150 . 0. 0

[The following in red type]

SUMMARY for the five Concerts: (Ticket income includes contribution from the school for ?approx.100 students)

INCOME                        EXPENDITURE

15 Aug.            75                                    295 10 0

16 Aug.            75                                    195 0 0

18 Aug.            75                                    239 5 0

19 Aug.            30                                    77 15 0

20 Aug.            75                                    367 0 0

Tickets total            330                                    1,174 10 0

From SPNM for

last 3 concerts            150

DEFICIT            694 10 0

[total]                        1,174 10 0

1965-66: Allocation:

For Submission to the 187th Meeting of the Council’s Executive Committee to be held on Wed. 30th June 1965.

WARDOUR CASTLE SUMMER SCHOOL (1st application)

5 concerts between 15th and 20th August, 1965

in Cranborne Chase School, Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Wilts.

[blue pen] G’tee £350

RECEIVED MUSIC DEPARTMENT            19/5/65            HR

RECOMMENDED MUSIC DIRECTOR            16/6/65            SS, for J.D.

APPROVED ACCOUNTANT                        16/6/65            [??]

APPROVED FINANCE OFFICER                        15.7.65            [??]

Note: The Council’s geant [sic] to SPNM for 1965-6 includes £300 [this figure circled and in the margin written: 1.300?[|] 2.400?] for concerts at the Wardour Castle Summer School”. £150 of this goes to workshop concerts, and [in red hand:] (?250) [typed:] £150 to the last three of this series of five public concerts. HR

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