The Galpin Society
The Galpin Society and the Historic Brass Society will meet together in London and Edinburgh in July. The event will include visits to important collections of musical instruments, and a conference in which members of both societies will present the results of their recent research, workshops, concerts, and social events. This event will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments.
Julian Markham House, Hall of residence of the University of the Arts at Elephant & Castle. Accommodation only, £25.00 per night.
Hilton London Tower Bridge offering four-star hotel services, room rates from £159.00 per night (for two people).
London Bridge Hotel offering four-star hotel services, bed and breakfast rates from £162.50 per night (for two people).
Further suggestions are available on request to the organisers.
Mon 6 July
Performance day at the Royal College of Music, London
Masterclasses, talks and performance relating to period instruments and the British Sound
Enter from Prince Consort Road.
|10:00||Historical trumpet masterclass and talk
|14:00||Historical oboe masterclass and talk
Tue 7 July
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill (frequent trains from London Bridge to Forest Hill, five minutes walk from Forest Hill station)
See how to get to the Horniman Museum and linked maps.
9:30 Conference registration opens
|10:30||Round table session with performers discussing the British orchestral and band sound
The performance round table will be chaired by David Wright (Royal College of Music), and panelists will include John Boyden (New Queen's Hall Orchestra), Hale Hambleton (English National Opera and Trinity College of Music), Stephen Cottrell (Goldsmiths College), and Cliff Bevan.
|14:00||Round table session with musical instrument makers, discussing the British school of instrument making
The instrument makers' round table will be chaired by Frances Palmer (Royal Academy of Music), the panelists will include David Armitage (London Metropolitan University, woodwind), Nick Blishen (London Metropolitan University, guitar), William Ring (Howarths, woodwind), Richard Smith (Smith Watkins Trumpets, ex- Boosey & Hawkes), and Marc Soubeyran (British Violin Making Association).
Boosey & Hawkes Archive: a selection of manufacturing records, catalogues and photographs from the Archive will be on display in the Library throughout the day.
Wed Ju1 8
London and environs (choose one alternative)
9:15 Meet at London Bridge Station, at the Millie's Cookies stand directly behind the escalators to the underground on the main (overground) concourse. This party will take the Jubilee Line directly to North Greenwich (zone 3). If you are travelling to London Bridge by public transport, you can buy a zones 1-3 anytime day travelcard when you set out. If you don't have a ticket by the time you are at London Bridge, then a zones 1-4 offpeak travelcard will be the cheapest option.
13:00 Lunch at the Pilot Inn, Greenwich
9:15 Meet at London Bridge Station, at the Millie's Cookies stand directly behind the escalators to the underground on the main (overground) concourse. For this party, the cheapest option is a group ticket where four people travel for the price of two. We will organise organise the party into fours, and each group of four will pay 30 pounds return.
Evening: Meet at 16:40 for the 17:00 train from Kings Cross to Edinburgh, arriving 21:21.
We meet at the entrance to the platform and go through ticket control to the train as a group. We have a group ticket with reserved seats in coach C (seats 23-62).
See the Booking Form for fares. Participants returning to London should book their return journey themselves. Meals are available on the train.
Moderate-cost bed and breakfast accommodation has been arranged in Edinburgh at Pollock Halls, in a spectacular location at the foot of Arthur's Seat. See the Booking Form for details of rates.
If you are arriving by the 17:00 train from Kings Cross to Edinburgh, taxis can be shared to Pollock Halls. If you are arriving directly to Pollock Halls, see given at www.edinburghfirst.com/edinburgh-campus-maps-08.pdf for maps, or Enter from Holyrood Park Road. Travel directions to Pollock Halls are given at www.edinburghfirst.com/edinburghfirst/travel.asp
Thursday 9 Ju1y - Saturday 11 July
Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments, Edinburgh
The Reid Concert Hall is 25 minutes walk from Pollock Halls.
THURSDAY 9 JULY, MORNING
Session, chair: Jeffrey Nussbaum
Ergonomic Analysis of a Renaissance Sackbut
British Horn Design in the Eighteenth Century: an Analysis of Acoustics and Playing Technique
France and Britain: Crossroads of Brass Instrument Making
The Cornet à pistons Seen by Fétis through his Writings about the World Exhibitions of London and Paris, 1851-1867
Trumpet vs Cornet at the turn of the Twentieth Century; Sound, Perception and Reaction
Trumpet and Cornet: an Exploration of Ancestry and Stylistic Affinities in British Orchestral Brass Playing of the Twentieth Century
The first performance of the Duet for Trombone and Organ was given at Highbury Congregational Church, Cheltenham, on 8 May 1895. The soloist was a local trombonist named John Bryce and Adolf von Holst, Gustav's father, played the organ. The piece is in one continuous movement, comprising several contrasting sections. It was published in 1994 by Warwick Music, U.K.
Loud Noyses of Musicke: Musical Representation and the Court and Civic Ensembles of Elizabethan London
The Viol Displayed, the Iconographer Dismayed
The Workshop Accounts of the London Harp Firm of Erard, 1807-09
The Auxeto-Instruments of Charles Algernon Parsons
The Influence of the Distin Family on the Development of the Brass Band Movement in Nineteenth-century Britain
The Road to Masquerade: The Influence of the Voice on Brass Band Style and Repertoire
The short programme will include a performace of a selection from
Meyerbeer, Robert le Diable as arranged for the 1862 Crystal Palace contest.
FRIDAY 10 JULY, MORNING
Session, chair: Graham Wells
British and Continental Evidence of the Early Shuttle-Drone Bagpipe
Oboes by Thomas Stanesby Sr. : Bores and Perturbations
British and Continental Clarinets Compared
A Newly-discovered English Bassoon
The Saxophone in England in the Long Nineteenth Century
Fanfare's Fanfares: Heralding a New Era
What is The British Sound in Plucked Keyboard Instruments ?
Single Manual English Harpsichords with Machine Stop: the Thomas Culliford harpsichord (London, 1785) of the Conservatory of Music of Florence
Wells Street Scottish Secession Church: a Congregation of Piano Makers
The Contribution of Women to the Design, Manufacture and Maintenance of the Piano
Guittar Manufacture and Marketing in late Eighteenth-century London
The Spanish Influence on the Guitars of Nineteenth-century London
The Use of the Classical Guitar in the Chamber and Orchestral Works of Denis ApIvor
Old College is entered from South Bridge (through the large archway under the prominent dome); it is No. 11 on the Central Area map at
SATURDAY 11 JULY, MORNING
Session, chair: Lewis Jones
Charles Nicholson and the London Flute Market in the Early Nineteenth Century
Making What they Could Sell. Or, If They Were so Clever, Why Weren't They Rich ?
Charles Nicholson and the Making of a British Flute Sound
An Icon of the English Clarinet School: Boosey & Hawkes and the Symphony 1010
Farewell to the Kidshifter: The Decline of the G Bass Trombone in the UK 1950-1980
The Contribution of Herbert Barr to the Formation of the Twentieth-century British Orchestral Trumpet Sound
Brass Intersections: Performance Domains and the British Brass Identity
Ignaz Moscheles and others in early 19th century London
Beethoven, Sonata for fortepiano and horn in F (Op. 17)
Giovanni Puzzi, Il Buon Pastore
Giovanni Puzzi, Theme and Variations
Giovanni Rossini, Prelude, Theme and Variations
Muzio Clementi, La Chasse for harpsichord or fortepiano (Op. 16)
Ignaz Moscheles, Introduction & Rondeau Ecossais (Op. 63)
Ignaz Moscheles, Feuillet d'Album de Rossini (Op. 138)
See the Booking Form for ticket details.
St Cecilia's Hall is entered from Cowgate (next to Smart City Hostel); it is No. 5 on the Central Area map at http://www.ed.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.3732%21fileManager/edinburgh-campus-maps-08.pdf
Sun 12 July
Sun 12 - Mon 13 July
Reid Concert Hall Museum of Instruments, Edinburgh
Tue 14 July
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow
For further information, please contact Arnold Myers, Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, E-mail: A.Myers@ed.ac.uk or Bradley Strauchen, The Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ, E-mail BStrauchen@horniman.ac.uk.
This page updated: 2.7.09; re-published 13.2.13