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Demonstrations

This site presents video clips of 110 historic stringed, woodwind, brasswind and percussion instruments being demonstrated and discussed by musicians. The 253 video clips linked from here are RealMeadia (.rm) files. Some of the demonstrations are also available as MPEG (.mpg) video or MP3 (.mp3) audio files through MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online).

Links to the records for these instruments in MIMO are given. Each MIMO record includes a description and a picture; where present the video and audio clips can be accessed by the "Digital resources" tab in MIMO.

The instruments

Not all the instruments in the Collection are in a playable state, and for some which are it would be too risky to attempt to use them even for a limited time. EUCHMI's main purpose is to preserve historic instruments in perpetuity for study, and their principal use is in teaching and research. None of the instruments in the Collection is played regularly, and it is not the Collection's policy to "restore" instruments since any rebuilding, however minor, diminishes an instrument's value as a historical document.

For the purposes of these recordings, only routine maintenance was carried out, such as replacement of strings. The instruments were not all functioning as well as a modern copy would be expected to. The recorded sounds on this website may give some impression of how the instruments sounded in their prime, but it will not be a completely true re-creation since

(3249) Lute (M. Buchenberg, Rome, c 1620)

played by Rob MacKillop ­ 28 September 1998

Shoes Rare and Good in All - Lilt Ladie An Gordoun (from the Straloch MS, NLS Adv.MS.5.2.18 c 1627-29) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3249) ]

Mandore (Brian Rattray, Edinburgh, 1977) copy of EUCHMI (1058) Mandore, 5-course; 10-string, 5 x 2 (Johann Schorn, Salzburg, 1717).

played by Lucy Cowan ­ 5 October 1999

Talk about tuning etc [ Real video ]

Anon., `Till I be Lull'd Beyond Thee' (from the Skene Manuscript, National Library of Scotland) [ Real video ]

Anon., `Down by the Waterside' (from the Skene Manuscript, National Library of Scotland) [ Real video ]

Anon., `Shackle O'Hay' (from the Skene Manuscript, National Library of Scotland). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1058) ]

(298) Terz guitar (early 19th century)

played by Rob MacKillop ­ 28 September 1998

Talk about the terz guitar [ Real video ]

Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829, `Andantino' (from the Georgina Gregory MS, Edinburgh, Aberdeen University Library, Forbes-Leith Collection 24, c 1840) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (298) ]

(2522) Guitar (Panormo, London, c 1840)

played by Rob MacKillop ­ 28 September 1998

untitled piece (from the Georgina Gregory MS, Edinburgh, Aberdeen University Library, Forbes-Leith Collection 24, c 1840) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2522) ]

(1772) Violin, unaltered baroque form (England or Scotland, c 1720)

The bow in these recordings is by Julian Clark, Chacombe, Oxfordshire, 1982, after an Italian bow of c 1710 in the style of Tononi.

played by Christopher Field ­ 28 September 1998

Talk about this baroque violin [ Real video ]

Nicolini Cosimi (fl. 1690-1705), Prelude in A major from Select Preludes and Voluntaries for the Violin ... by all the Greatest Masters in Europe for that Instrument (London: J. Walsh and J. Hare, 1705) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1772) ]

(325) Violin (France, 1760-1780) ex- James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd

The bow in these recordings is the performer's Dodd Bow.

played by Lucy Cowan ­ 5 October 1999

James Hogg (1770-1835, `The Lark' (slow air) [ Real video ]

anon., `Tail Toddle' (reel). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (325) ]

(1604) Violoncello (Dewar, Scotland, late 18th or early 19th century)

played by Brenda Neece ­ 5 October 1999

The bow in these recordings is the performer's own, probably Dodd.

Talk comparing old and modern cellos [ Real video ]

James Oswald (1710-69), `The Banks of the Severn' (slow) from the Collection of Curious Scots Tunes, London, c 1742 [ Real video ]

James Oswald (1710-69), `The Bottom of the Punch Bowl' (fast) from the Collection of Curious Scots Tunes, London, c 1742 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1604) ]

(334) Viola (Richard Duke, London, 1779)

The bow in these recordings is the performer's own by Lapierre, Mirecourt, probably mid 20th century

played by Michael Beeston ­ 28 September 2001

Talk about this viola: a small instrument that responds quickly [ Real video ]

Henry Eccles (1671-1742), 1st movement `Largo' from Sonata for viola and klavier [ Real video ]

Henry Eccles (1671-1742), 2nd movement `Corrente' from Sonata for viola and klavier [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (334) ]

(2878) Bass viol (Kaiser, Düsseldorf, c 1700)

The bow in these recordings was made by Richard Wilson, Cambridge, 1998 based on a portrait of J. Schenk by Pieter Schenle, c 1696.

played by Mark Summers ­ 28 September 2001

Johann Schenk, excerpt from 1st movement of Sonata VI in A minor L'Echo du Danube Op. 9 (published in Amsterdam, 1702) [ Real video ]

Johann Sebastian Bach, excerpt from `Komm, suesses Kreuz' from St Matthew Passion BWV 244. [ Real video ]

Georg Philip Telemann, excerpt from 2nd movement (Vivace) from Sonata in D for solo viol, (published in Der getrene Music-Meister (1728-9). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2878) ]

(2794) Alto violin of the New Violin Family, tuned C3; G3; D4; A4 (Carleen Hutchins, Montclair, New Jersey, 1974)

The bow in these recordings is the performer's own by Lapierre, Mirecourt, probably mid 20th century

played by Michael Beeston ­ 28 September 2001

Talk about large size and playing positions [ Real video ]

Henry Eccles (1671-1742), excerpt from 1st movement `Largo' from Sonata for viola and klavier [ Real video ]

C.D. Wiggins, `Spaniola', Miniature V (pizzicato) from Six Miniatures for solo viola Op. 63 (May-June 1985) [ Real video ]

C.D. Wiggins, `Finale', Miniature VI from Six Miniatures for solo viola Op. 63 (May-June 1985) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2794) ]

(2795) Tenor violin of the New Violin Family, tuned G2; D3; A3; E4 (Carleen Hutchins, Montclair, New Jersey, 1971)

The bow in these recordings is the performer's own, probably Dodd.

played by Brenda Neece ­ 5 October 1999

Talk about cellist's approach to the tenor violin [ Real video ]

James Oswald (1710-69), `The Banks of the Severn' (slow) from the Collection of Curious Scots Tunes, London, c 1742 [ Real video ]

James Oswald (1710-69), `The Bottom of the Punch Bowl' (fast) from the Collection of Curious Scots Tunes, London, c 1742 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2795) ]

(2796) Baritone violin of the New Violin Family, tuned C2; G2; D3; A3 (Carleen Hutchins, Montclair, New Jersey, 1973)

The bow in these recordings is the performer's own, probably Dodd.

played by Brenda Neece ­ 5 October 1999

Talk comparing baritone violin to the cello [ Real video ]

James Oswald (1710-69), `The Banks of the Severn' (slow) from the Collection of Curious Scots Tunes, London, c 1742 [ Real video ]

James Oswald (1710-69), `The Bottom of the Punch Bowl' (fast) from the Collection of Curious Scots Tunes, London, c 1742 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2796) ]

(257) Treble recorder in F, baroque fingering (Van Heerde, Amsterdam, 1670-1750, probably c 1720)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 2 October 2000

James Paisible (c 1650-1721), `Rondeau' from Sonata in D minor for treble recorder (and basso continuo). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (257) ]

(3461) F piccolo in Eb, 1 key (Wood & Ivy, London, 1837-1847)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about pitch, range, use of high register [ Real video ]

Anon., `Clara Polka' arr. D. Parfitt, No. 61 from Flute tutor for Bb flute, F flute, Eb flute and piccolo by Fred H. Poole, published by Henry Potter & Co (Drums) Ltd, London, p 1904. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3461) ]

(4) Fife (1800)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 30 September 1998

Talk about the playing range of the fife [ Real video ]

`Pour se disperser' (`Zum abtreten'): No. 7 from Ordonnance des Fifres De l'Infanterie du Grand Duché de Saxe-Weimar, arrangée par C. Ciofano, Tambour Major, 1833. In Georges Kastner, Manuel Général de Musique Militaire a l'Usage des Armées Françaises (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1848) [ Real video ]

`Pas de charge' (`Sturmschritt'): No. 5 from Ordonnance des Fifres De l'Infanterie du Grand Duché de Saxe-Weimar, arrangée par C. Ciofano, Tambour Major, 1833. In Georges Kastner, Manuel Général de Musique Militaire a l'Usage des Armées Françaises (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1848) [ Real video ]

`Le Repas' (Zum Essen): No. 10 from Ordonnance des Fifres De l'Infanterie du Grand Duché de Saxe-Weimar, arrangée par C. Ciofano, Tambour Major, 1833. In Georges Kastner, Manuel Général de Musique Militaire a l'Usage des Armées Françaises (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1848) [ Real video ]

`Aux drapeaux' from Ordonnance des Tambours et Fifres de la Garde Imperiale In Georges Kastner, Manuel Général de Musique Militaire a l'Usage des Armées Françaises (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1848) [ Real video ]

`Pas redoublé' (`Geschwind-Marsch'): No. 11 from Ordonnance des Fifres De l'Infanterie du Grand Duché de Saxe-Weimar, arrangée par C. Ciofano, Tambour Major, 1833. In Georges Kastner, Manuel Général de Musique Militaire a l'Usage des Armées Françaises (Paris: Firmin Didot, 1848) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (4) ]

(895) F flute in Eb (Blackman, London, mid 19th century)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the `F flute' [ Real video ]

`Miss Montgomery's Fancy' (original key Bb major) from Goulding's Select Collection of Twelve Favorite Country Dances for the year 1807 [ Real video ]

`Paddy O'Snap' (original key D major) from Goulding's Select Collection of Twelve Favorite Country Dances for the year 1807 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (895) ]

(15) Flute, 1-key (Villars, Paris, c 1765)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 30 September 1998

Talk about 1-key flute by Villars [ Real video ]

J.B. de Boismortier (1691-1755), `Air': movement 4, Quatrième Suite in D major, Op. 35 No. 4, from Six Suites de Pièces pour une flûte traversière, avec la Basse, Op. 35 [ Real video ]

J.B. de Boismortier (1691-1755), `Musette': movement 5, Quatrième Suite in D major, Op. 35 No. 4, from Six Suites de Pièces pour une flûte traversière, avec la Basse, Op. 35 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (15) ]

(2648) Flute in C, 1 key (T. Collier, London, a 1765 - p 1791)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about corps de rechange, effect of new foot [ Real video ]

J.G.C. Schetky (1740-1824), `Major Chrichton's Quick Step Performed on His Majesty's Birthday, June 4th 1796'. Printed and sold by N. Stewart & Co, Edinburgh. [ Real video ]

General John Reid (1712-1807), `Moderato' cantabile), from Sonata No. 2 in G major from `A Second Sett if Six Solos for a German Flute or Violin with a Thourough (sic) Bass for the Harpsichord [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2648) ]

(1536) Flute, 4-key (by Clementi & Co, London, c 1803)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the 4-key flute [ Real video ]

Thomas Linley (1733-1795), `Still the Lark Finds Repose: The Favorite Rondo, sung by Miss Phillips in the Spanish Rivals' [ Real video ]

`Lady to her Husband Killed in Culloden' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1536) ]

(964) Flute in C, 6-key, to C (W.H. Potter, London, 1809-14)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about `Potter's Patent Flute' with pewter plug keyheads, graduated tuning-slide and cork adjuster screw ... [ Real video ]

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Excerpt from `Andante' from Sinfonia No. 104, (London, 1795) bars 74-152 omitting some rests [ Real video ]

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Excerpt from `Finale' (Spiritoso) from Sinfonia No. 104 (London, 1795), bars 271-288. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (964) ]

(509) Flute in C, 8-key (Rudall, Rose & Carte, London, 1852-3)

played by Edwina Smith ­ 3 October 2000

Anon, `John Anderson, my Jo' arr. J. Townsend, from Volume 3, p. 148 A New Edition of Alexander's Selection of Beauties for the Flute, 8th edition, T.C. Bates, London (c 1840). [ Real video ]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), excerpt from 1st movement from Violin Concerto (1844), bars 335-351. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (509) ]

(62) Oboe in C, 3-key (Thomas Stanesby senior, London, c 1700)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about Stanesby oboe [ Real video ]

Henry Purcell (1659-95), Come ye Sons of Art (1695) [ Real video ]

George Friderick Handel (1685-1759), `Air' from the Water Music (c 1717) [ Real video ]

George Friderick Handel (1685-1759), ??? title and source needed ??? [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (62) ]

(927) Oboe in C, 2-key (Tölcke, Brunswick, c 1750)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about Tölcke oboe [ Real video ]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), `Rondo' from Oboe Concerto (1777) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (927) ]

(63) Oboe in C, 2-key (Probably England, c 1760)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about "Mozart's oboe" [ Real video ]

Johann Christian Bach (1735-82), 1st Movement, Oboe Concerto in F [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (63) ]

(70) Oboe in C, simple system (Scott, London, c 1840)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about English oboe and Mendelssohn [ Real video ]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), excerpt from Symphony No. 3 (1830/42) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (70) ]

(3863) Oboe (Johann Friedrich Floth, Dresden, 1807)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about Floth oboe [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from slow movement from Symphony No. 3 (1804) [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from scherzo from Symphony No. 6 (1808) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3863) ]

(3864) Oboe (Heinrich Friedrich Meyer, Hannover, c 1860)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about mid-century German oboe [ Real video ]

Johannes Brahms (1833-97), excerpt from slow movement, Violin Concerto (1878) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3864) ]

(3322) Cor anglais in F, 10-key (Triébert, Paris, c 1825)

played by Anthony Robson ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about cor anglais [ Real video ]

Hector Berlioz (1803-69), excerpt from Carnival Romain overture (1844) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3322) ]

(1003) Bassoon in C, 5-key (Anon, probably English, c 1790)

The crook in these recordings is the players's own.

played by William Waterhouse ­ 2 October 2000

Johann Ernst Galliard (1680-1749), sonata ... [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1003) ]

(153) Bassoon in C, 9-key (J.N. Savary, Paris, 1824)

The crook in these recordings is the player's own.

played by William Waterhouse ­ 2 October 2000

Talk about well-worn instrument indicating quality, conversion to high pitch, forked fingering [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from slow movement from Symphony No. 6 (1808). [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from last movement from Symphony No. 6 (1808). [ Real video ]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), excerpt from Symphony No. 3 (1842). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (153) ]

(150) Bassoon in C, 11-key (W. Küss, Vienna, c 1830)

The crook in these recordings is that associated with the instrument.

played by William Waterhouse ­ 2 October 2000

Talk about Biedermeyer style, tuning-slide, adjustable keys, forked fingering [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from slow movement from Symphony No. 6 (1808). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (150) ]

(2281) Bassoon in C, 21-key, standard Buffet fingering system (Buffet Crampon, Paris, 1924)

The crook in these recordings is that of (164), bassoon in C, 21-key, standard Buffet fingering system (Buffet Crampon, Paris, 1921).

played by William Waterhouse ­ 2 October 2000

Talk about French model retaining early features, edge or `buzz' to tone, use alongside German model, traditional reed. [ Real video ]

Georges Bizet (1838-75), excerpt from `Entracte' from Carmen (1875). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2281) ]

(166) Contrabassoon in C, 22-key (Buffet Crampon, Paris, c 1920)

The crook in these recordings is that associated with the instrument.

played by William Waterhouse ­ 2 October 2000

Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921), excerpt from `The Elephant' from Le Carnaval de Animaux, double bass part. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (166) ]

(1041) Clarinet in Eb, Müller type (possibly continental Europe, c 1850)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about Müller clarinet c 1840 [ Real video ]

Hector Berlioz (1803-69), excerpt from `Witches' Sabbath' from `Symphonie Fantastique' (1830) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1041) ]

(143) Clarinet in C, 12-key English with alternative F# for R4 (Thomas Key, London, c 1830)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about talk about 1820s English clarinet [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from 3rd movement (Rondo, Alegretto) of Duo No. 1 for Clarinet and Bassoon (probably last decade of the 18th century) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (143) ]

(100/1154) Clarinet in Bb, 5 keys (T. Collier, London, c 1770)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about talk about the Collier clarinet [ Real video ]

Xavier Lefevre (1763-1829), excerpt from 2nd movement (Adagio) of Sonata No. 7 (probably last decade of 18th century) [ Real video ]

Xavier Lefevre (1763-1829), opening of 3rd movement (Rondo, Alegretto) of Duo in C major for clarinet and bassoon (c 1815) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (100/1154) ]

(108) Clarinet in Bb, 12-key Continental (J.G.H. Backofen, Darmstadt, Germany, c 1825)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about Backofen clarinet [ Real video ]

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), excerpt from Concertino for clarinet (1811) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (108) ]

(112) Clarinet in Bb, German; enhanced Sax type (J.A. Heckel, Biebrich-am-Rhein, Germany, c 1860)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about German clarinets [ Real video ]

Johannes Brahms (1833-97), opening of 2nd movement of Sonata in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1 (1894) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (112) ]

(136) Clarinet in A, simple system with patent C sharp, additional Bb throat key and side Bb for R1 (E. Albert, Brussels, c 1865)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 5 October 1999

Talk about this instrument [ Real video ]

Johannes Brahms (1833-97), excerpt from Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Op. 114 (1897) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (136) ]

(92) Basset horn in F, Müller type with added spectacle (Thomas Key, London, c 1820)

played by Lesley Schatzberger ­ 5 October 1999

Talk about diatonic basset horn, Lazarus [ Real video ]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), excerpt last movement `Allegro gazioso' from Konzertstuck No. 2, Op. 114 (1833) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (92) ]

(2161) Trompe Dauphine in D (Le Brun, Paris, 1721)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2162), mouthpiece for trompe de chasse, P. Barton, London, July 1983.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about trompe dauphine [ Real video ]

The Marquis de Dampierre (Master of the Hunt and of the King's Pleasures to Louis XV of France), La Choisy first published in 1734 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2161) ]

(2627) Natural horn in Eb (Nicholas Winkings, London, c 1740)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2628), mouthpiece for french horn, possibly Winkings, London, c 1740.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about Winkings horn [ Real video ]

George Friderick Handel (1685-1759), 3rd `Menuet' from the Music for the Royal Fireworks, 1749 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2627) ]

(203) Orchestral hand horn, master crooks and couplers (W. Sandbach, London, 1810-30)

The mouthpiece, crook and couplers in these recordings are (3495) mouthpiece for trompe de chasse, probably France, late 19th or early 20th century, crooks (203a), (203d), (203e), (203f).

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about the Sandbach horn and premièe of Oberon [ Real video ]

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), excerpt from `Overture' to Oberon (1826) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (203) ]

(531) Orchestral hand horn, terminal crook (Kretzschmann, Strasbourg, c 1830)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's own, by John Ward modelled after Cizek, Vienna; the crook is F crook (531d)

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about Gallay [ Real video ]

Talk about about the Kretzschmann horn [ Real video ]

Talk about "harmonics" [ Real video ]

Jacques-François Gallay, `Mélodie No. 10', from 18 Mélodies élégantes et originales Op. 53, c 1840 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (531) ]

(207) Cor Sauterelle (orchestral horn), 2-valve (J.C. Labbaye, Paris, late 1860s to c 1885)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's own, by John Ward modelled after Cizek, Vienna; the crook is the F crook associated with the instrument, but probably not original.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about intrument, mouthpiece, playing technique [ Real video ]

Joseph Meifred, `Modèle in Mi Mineur' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (207) ]

(2155) Ventilwaldhorn (valved horn), 3-valve (A.H. Rott, Prague, Bohemia, c 1900)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's own, by John Ward modelled after Cizek, Vienna; the crook is a Viennese model crook made for the instrument by Nicholas Perry, 1999, after Engel, Vienna.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about Vienna valve horn and Gottfried von Freiburg, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [ Real video ]

Richard Strauss (1864-1949), excerpt from `September', Vier Letzte Lieder, 1948 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2155) ]

(2859) Ventilwaldhorn (valved horn) in F etc, 3-valve, inventionshorn crooking (J. Altrichter, Frankfurt, late 19th century), crooked in E

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's own, by John Ward modelled after Cizek, Vienna.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about German valved horn [ Real video ]

Richard Strauss (1864-1949), excerpt from 1st Horn Concerto, 1883 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2859) ]

(2515) Wagner tuba in Bb (Alexander, Mainz, early 1930s)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's own, Halstead-Chidell model, Paxman, London.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about playing the Wagner tuba [ Real video ]

Richard Wagner (1813-1883), `Valhalla' motif from Das Rheingold, 1854/1869 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2515) ]

(2855) Wagner tuba in F (Alexander, Mainz, early 1930s)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's own, Halstead-Chidell model, Paxman, London.

played by Christopher Larkin ­ 30 September 1999

Talk about playing the Wagner tuba [ Real video ]

Richard Wagner (1813-1883), `Wurm' motif from Das Rheingold, 1854/1869 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2855) ]

(3856) Petit bugle or soprano flugelhorn in Eb (Ouvriers Reunis, Paris, late 19th century)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3476) mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, Paris, c 1855-60).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about character as a mellow, nimble instrument, suitable for chamber music [ Real video ]

Jean-François Bellon, excerpt from the petit bugle part of Quintette No. 1 (c 1850) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3856) ]

(3608) Swedish kornett in Eb (Farre, Oslo, c 1930)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3500) mouthpiece for Swedish Kornett (Ahlberg & Ohlsson, Sweden, late 19th or early 20th century).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about bugle tone quality, ease of execution [ Real video ]

H. Round, `Introduction' to Air Varie, Bluebells of Scotland [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3608) ]

(4100) Kuhlohorn [flugelhorn] in Bb (Glier, Markneukirchen, 20th century)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2959) mouthpiece for tenor horn (Boosey & Hawkes, London, third quarter of the 20th century).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about great width of sound [ Real video ]

Excerpt from Liberatus Geppert, `Jesu Dulcedo Cordium' for solo bass, solo Flugelhorn and strings from Offertorium in B [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (4100) ]

(3189) Cornett in G (Italy, 17th century ?)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the player's own, by Serge Delmas, c 1995.

played by Murray Campbell ­ 4 October 2000

Giovanni Paolo Cima (c 1570 - p 1622), excerpt from `Sonata I' from Concerti Ecclesiastici a 1. 2. 3. 4.5. & 8 Voci ... & sei sonate per instrument a due, tre e quatro (Milan, 1610). [ Real video ]

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), excerpt from `Deposuit' from the `Magnificat' in Vespers (1610) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3189) ]

(3606) Serpent in C, keyless (Baudouin, Paris, c 1820)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3729), mouthpiece by Christopher Monk, Farnham, c 1975.

played by Andrew van der Beek ­ 30 September 1998

Talk about the keyless serpent [ Real video ]

example of plain chant [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3606) ]

(1156) Serpent in C, 3 keys (Haye, London, c 1825)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3729), mouthpiece by Christopher Monk, Farnham, c 1975.

played by Andrew van der Beek ­ 30 September 1998

Talk about the serpent with keys [ Real video ]

Bass part, excerpt from ??? [ Real video ]

Bass part, excerpt from ??? [ Real video ]

Bass part, excerpt from ??? [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1156) ]

(883) Bass horn in C, 3 keys (W. Sandbach, London, c 1830)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (1007), serpent mouthpiece, early 19th century.

played by played by Andrew van der Beek ­ 30 September 1998

Talk about the English bass horn [ Real video ]

Excerpt from `The Londonderry Air' (traditional, British) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (883) ]

(3741) Keyed bugle in Eb, 7 keys (J. Greenhill, London, c 1835)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3742) mouthpiece for keyed bugle (probably Britain, probably mid 19th century).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about fluidity and sonority [ Real video ]

Sir Henry Bishop, `Home, Sweet Home'. [ Real video ]

Ludwig Maurer (born Potsdam 1789, died St Petersburg 1878), `Maestoso alla Marcia' from 12 kleine Stücke for two cornets, two horns and Bassposaune (published in St Petersburg c 1870). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3741) ]

(3024) Keyed bugle in C, 8 keys (Charles Pace, London, c 1842)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3025), keyed bugle or cornopean mouthpiece by Gisborne, Birmingham, mid 19th century.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the keyed bugle [ Real video ]

traditional, `The British Grenadiers' (British) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3024) ]

(3239) Quinticlave in Eb, 9 keys (Gautrot aîné, Paris, 1844 or soon after)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3240), mouthpiece for quinticlave (probably France, 1844 or soon after)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about problems of the quinticlave and its bad press [ Real video ]

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), `Marche' from Moïse (1818/1827) arr. Lagard, from A. Largarde, Méthode de Sax-horn Contralto (Paris, n.d.) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3239) ]

(3590) Ophicleide in Bb (Gautrot aîné, Paris, c 1860)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2985), mouthpiece for bass trombone, double cup model (Lawback, London, mid 20th century)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Hector Berlioz (1803-69), `Cavatine de Pasquarello' from Benvenuto Cellini (1834-37) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3590) ]

(3052) Post-horn in 4-ft C etc (Charles Kretzschmann, Strasbourg, a 1812 - c 1870; probably c 1830) crooked in 6-ft F

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (2461) mouthpiece for cornet (probably late 19th century).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about post-horn as forerunner of cornet, carrying sound [ Real video ]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91), excerpt from the trio of `Menuett' from Posthorn Serenade KV 320 (originally in A, here in F). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3052) ]

(2553) Soprano cornet in Eb (Antoine Courtois, Paris, 1872-78)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3476) mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, Paris, c 1855-60).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about mellow tone quality, unlike modern soprano cornets [ Real video ]

H. Round, `Theme' of Air Varie, Bluebells of Scotland [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2553) ]

(1451) Echo cornet in C etc (F. Besson & Co, London, c 1875)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (1452), cornet mouthpiece, late 19th century, purchased by lender with and possibly formerly used this instrument. The shank and tuning-slide used are those for C.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the echo cornet by Besson [ Real video ]

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900), `Tit Willow' song, from The Mikado (1884-85) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1451) ]

(1136) Cornopean in Bb etc (Charles Pace, London, 1834-53, probably c 1840) crooked in G

The mouthpiece and crook in these pictures and recordings are (845) mouthpiece for cornopean (c 1850), crook for G of (1136).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about clapper key, valves, small sound [ Real video ]

T.H. Wright, The Keel Row [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (1136) ]

(2485) Cornopean in Bb etc. (Charles Pace, London, c 1845)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (845), mouthpiece for cornopean or keyed bugle, c 1850.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the cornopean [ Real video ]

traditional, `Drink to me only with thine eyes' (British) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2485) ]

(3475) Cornet in Bb (Antoine Courtois, Paris, 1856-58) crooked in A

The mouthpiece, crook and couplers in these pictures and recordings are (3476) mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, Paris, c 1855-60); shank for A of (3475).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about early example of much-copied model; low dynamic level, but vocal quality of sound [ Real video ]

Jean Baptiste Arban (1825-1889), excerpt from `Solo de Concert sur l'Opera Il Crociato de Meyerbeer' from Méthode de Cornet (c 1860) [ Real video ]

Jean Baptiste Arban (1825-1889), excerpt from `Le Petit Suisse'. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3475) ]

(4086) Ballad horn in C (Distin & Co, London, 1869)

The mouthpiece, crook and couplers in these pictures and recordings are (4087) mouthpiece for ballad horn (possibly Distin & Co., probably London, possibly 1869-70); shank for C of (4086).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about drawing-room use, endearing sound [ Real video ]

John Hartmann, `Drink to me Only with Thine Eyes' from Grand Fantasia [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (4086) ]

(3429) Soprano saxhorn in 3 1/4 -ft Eb (Gautrot, Paris, probably soon after 1865)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3430) mouthpiece for soprano saxhorn (possibly Gautrot, probably France, late 19th century).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about sweetness of sound [ Real video ]

Edward German, English Rose [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3429) ]

(3344) Stage trumpet or Aïda trumpet in B natural, 1-valve (Adolphe Sax, Paris, c 1885)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3345), trumpet mouthpiece by Besson, Paris, early or mid 20th century.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about Aïda trumpet by Adolphe Sax [ Real video ]

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), march from Aïda (1871) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3344) ]

(3812) Saxhorn basse in C / Bb, 4 valves (Fischer, Paris, c 1860)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3473), mouthpiece for bass saxhorn or trompe de chasse basse (Millereau, Paris, probably first half of the 20th century)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about `saxhorn basse' [ Real video ]

P. Bouillon, `Theme' and `Variation 1' from Souvenir d'Ostende [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3812) ]

(2925) Basse (tuba) in C / Bb, 6 valves (Couesnon, Paris, early 20th century)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3473), mouthpiece for bass saxhorn or trompe de chasse basse (Millereau, Paris, probably first half of the 20th century)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about small French C tuba [ Real video ]

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81) arr. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), `Bydlo' from Pictures from an Exhibition (1874/1922) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2925) ]

(3411) Tenorhorn (O. Hoffmann, Berne, Switzerland, c 1930)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (666), mouthpiece for tenor trombone, `Jazz-Posaune' model (Josef Hablowetz, Neustadt an der Aisch, 1965 or earlier)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about tenorhorn [ Real video ]

Jean Baptist Arban (1825-89), excerpt from `Casino Polka' [ Real video ]

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), excerpt from Symphonie No. 7 (1905/1909) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3411) ]

(3412) Kaiserbaryton (euphonium) in Bb, 4 valves (Cerveny, Königgrätz, c 1900)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (1696), mouthpiece for tenor trombone (probably Austria, early 20th century)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Jean Baptist Arban (1825-89), excerpt from `Casino Polka' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3412) ]

(2131) Tuba in F, 5 valves, Barlow model (J. Higham, Manchester, c 1896)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2132), mouthpiece for tuba (Besson & Co, London, late 19th or early 20th century)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about Barlow tuba [ Real video ]

Richard Wagner (1813-83), excerpt from `Prelude' to Die Meistersinger (1862-67) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2131) ]

(3723) Tuba in Bb, 3 valves (Conn, Elkhart, Ind, c 1920)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2499), mouthpiece for contrabass (Antoine Courtois, Paris, 1972 or earlier)

played by Clifford Bevan ­ 4 October 1999

Talk about large model of tuba [ Real video ]

Kappey, `Exercises on Syncopation No. 62' from Bombardon and Contrabass Tutor, London, c 1887 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3723) ]

(2589) Piccolo trumpet in Bb, 3 valve (Josef Monke, Cologne, c 1960)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the performer's mouthpiece for trumpet (Bruno Tilz, 13FE model).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about brilliant piercing sound, use for Bach [ Real video ]

Johann Sebastian Bach, trumpet obbligato from aria `Ach, es bleibt' from Kantate Nr. 76 [ Real video ]

Giuseppe Tartini, movement 3 from Violin Concerto in E (here in D). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2589) ]

(3900) Piccolo trumpet in Bb, 4 valve (Mahillon, Brusssels, 1930 or earlier)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3901) mouthpiece for piccolo trumpet (probably Mahillon, Brussels, 1930 or earlier).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about deep mouthpiece, reedy sound matching vocal dynamics, unlike modern piccolo trumpet [ Real video ]

Johann Sebastian Bach, trumpet obbligato from aria `Ach, es bleibt' from Kantate Nr. 76 [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3900) ]

(877) Straight trumpet in Bb (Hawkes & Son, London, c 1928)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (878) mouthpiece for trumpet (Hawkes & Son, London, probably c 1900).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about fashion for the "Bach" trumpet [ Real video ]

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), excerpt from `The Trumpet Shall Sound' from Messiah (1742) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (877) ]

(996) Natural trumpet in F (Johann Wilhelm Haas, Nuremberg, 1676-1723)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (3204) trumpet mouthpiece, probably Germany, late 19th century.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about Nuremberg trumpet [ Real video ]

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) (attr.), `Divers Sinfony' march [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (996) ]

(2885) Natural trumpet in F (John Baptist Cramer, London, c 1840)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3287), trumpet mouthpiece possibly by Pace, London, c 1840.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about trumpet by Cramer [ Real video ]

improvisation [ Real video ]

`Officer's Call' from Hyde's Trumpet Duty [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2885) ]

(2885) Natural trumpet in F (John Baptist Cramer, London, c 1840)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3287), trumpet mouthpiece possibly by Pace, London, c 1840; The crook used in one of the recordings is (3284b).

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about use of a crook [ Real video ]

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), `Come if you dare' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2885) ]

(3288) Slide trumpet in F (J. Goodison, London, c 1830)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3289), trumpet mouthpiece, probably Britain, second quarter of the 19th century, lent with, possibly formerly used with and possibly supplied by manufacturer with this trumpet. The crook used is for C.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the slide trumpet [ Real video ]

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), `Se l'Arce' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3288) ]

(3286) Valve trumpet in F etc, 2-valve (Charles Pace, London, c 1840)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3287), mouthpiece possibly by Pace, London, c 1840, lent with, possibly formerly used with and possibly supplied by manufacturer with this trumpet. The crook used is for D.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about early valve trumpet [ Real video ]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), `Cavatina' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3286) ]

(2513) Trumpet in F (Boosey & Co, London, c 1922)

The mouthpiece, crook and couplers in these recordingsare (2528) mouthpiece for trumpet (Boosey & Co, London, probably 1911), shank for F of (2513).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about the noble sound of the F trumpet, intense forte and risks in use [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from Leonora Overture No. 3 [ Real video ]

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), excerpt from first movement from Symphony No. 7 (1883/1885). [ Real video ]

F.D. Weber, excerpt from `Variations in F'. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2513) ]

(2494) Trumpet in F etc. (Mahillon & Co, London, c 1890)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (650), trumpet mouthpiece possibly by Thomas Key, England, c 1850. The shank is the F shank from instrument (2513).

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the valve trumpet in F [ Real video ]

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), march from William Tell (1829), from Harper's Tutor for the Trumpet [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2494) ]

(3284) Natural trumpet in Eb (Probably England, early 18th century)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3287), trumpet mouthpiece possibly by Pace, London, c 1840. The crook used in these recordings is (3284a).

The mouthpiece in these pictures is (3216), mouthpiece by Kohler, London, mid 19th century. played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about this trumpet [ Real video ]

Jeremiah Clarke (c 1673-1707), `Trumpet voluntary' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3284) ]

(3282) Natural trumpet in Eb. (Winkings, London, mid 18th century)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3287), trumpet mouthpiece possibly by Pace, London, c 1840. The crook used in these recordings is (3284a).

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about Winkings trumpet [ Real video ]

Jeremiah Clarke (c 1673-1707), `Minuet' - Henry Purcell (1659-1695), `Come ye Sons of Art' (1694) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3282) ]

(3280) Natural trumpet in Eb (John Christopher Hofmaster, London, c 1760)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3281) mouthpiece, possibly Britain, 19th century, possibly formerly used with the instrument.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about the natural trumpet [ Real video ]

`Reveille' from Hyde's Trumpet Duty [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3280) ]

(3280) Natural trumpet in Eb (John Christopher Hofmaster, London, c 1760)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3216), mouthpiece by Kohler, London, mid 19th century.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about trumpet mouthpieces [ Real video ]

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), excerpt from `The Trumpet Shall Sound' from Messiah (1742) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3280) ]

(2527) Ceremonial trumpet in Eb (Boosey & Co, London, 1911)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2528), mouthpiece by Boosey & Co, London, c 1911)

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about this trumpet having been made for royal occasion [ Real video ]

`Royal fanfare' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2527) ]

(3894) Tuba curva in 6 1/2 -ft Eb (Mahillon, Brussels, c 1900)

The mouthpiece in these pictures and recordings is (2374) mouthpiece for alto trumpet (possibly Konrad Weidlich, Regensburg, late 19th century).

played by John Wallace ­ 27 September 2001

Talk about being essentially a natural trumpet [ Real video ]

improvisation [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3894) ]

(3158) Trompette à clefs (keyed trumpet) in Eb, 6 keys (Müller, Lyons, c 1835)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3204), trumpet mouthpiece, probably Germany, late 19th century.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Talk about keyed trumpet [ Real video ]

Scale; Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), excerpt from Trumpet Concerto (1796) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3158) ]

(3247) Natural trumpet in D (Huschauer, Vienna, 1794)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3204) mouthpiece, probably Germany, late 19th century.

played by Crispian Steele-Perkins ­ 29 September 1998

Jeremiah Clarke (c 1673-1707), `Prince Eugene march' [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3247) ]

(521) Alto trombone in Eb (Hawkes & Son, London, c 1900)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2825) Mouthpiece for alto trombone (Probably Britain, late 19th or early 20th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about alto trombone [ Real video ]

Robert Schumann (1810-56), excerpt from 4th movement from Symphony No. 3 Rhenish (1850). [ Real video ]

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), excerpt from 4th movement from Symphony No. 5 (Vienna, 1808). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (521) ]

(2695) Tenor trombone (A. Schnitzer, Nuremberg, 1594)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2696) Mouthpiece for tenor trombone (Büchel, Bonn, c 1984), a copy of the Schnitzer mouthpiece in Nice.

played by Sue Addison ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about deterioration of brass, loose fit of slide without stockings, mouthpiece, uneven response [ Real video ]

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), excerpt from `Sonata à 8 sopra Sancta Maria ora pro nobis' from Vespers (1610). [ Real video ]

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), excerpt from `Domine ad adiuvandum' from Vespers (1610). [ Real video ]

Giovanni Martino Cesari (c 1590-1667), excerpt from `La Hieronyma' from Musicale Melodie (1621). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2695) ]

(3205) Tenor trombone in Bb (Huschauer, Vienna, 1794)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is by Bernhardt Schmidt, 2000, provided by Arnold Myers (AM 888).

played by Sue Addison ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about classical period trombone. [ Real video ]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91), excerpt from Requiem (K626, 1791). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3205) ]

(3747) Tenor trombone in Bb (Courtois, Paris, 1865)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (3748) Mouthpiece for tenor trombone (Probably France, late 19th or early 20th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about bore, pitch, mouthpiece, `siphon' water-key [ Real video ]

Hector Berlioz (1803-69), excerpt from `Recitative et Oraison' from Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale (1840). [ Real video ]

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), excerpt from Bolero (1928). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3747) ]

(3207) Tenor trombone in Bb (Schopper, Leipzig, c 1910)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (1696) Mouthpiece for tenor trombone (Probably Austria, early 20th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 3 October 2000

Talk about lack of tuning-slide, large bell, medium bore, mouthpiece [ Real video ]

Johannes Brahms (1833-97), excerpt from Ein Deutsches Requiem (1857/68). [ Real video ]

Johannes Brahms (1833-97), excerpt from Ein Deutsches Requiem (1857/68). [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3207) ]

(2151) Tenor trombone in Bb (Horst, Altona, Germany, c 1935)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (1696) Mouthpiece for tenor trombone (Probably Austria, early 20th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 4 October 2000

Talk about large bell, lack of tuning-slide and water-key, telescopic slide stay [ Real video ]

Ferdinand David (1810-73), excerpt (opening) from 1st movement (Allegro Maestoso) from Trombone Concerto. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2151) ]

(3830) Valve tenor trombone in Bb, 3 valves (Zimmermann, St Petersburg, c 1905)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (1696) Mouthpiece for tenor trombone (Probably Austria, early 20th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 4 October 2000

Talk about rotary valve action, lack of intonation slides, water-key [ Real video ]

R. Drigo (1846-1930), excerpt from `Serenade' from the ballet Les Millions d'Arlequin. [ Real video ]

Russian national hymn. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3830) ]

(901) Bass trombone in G (Britain (?), c 1850)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2158) Mouthpiece for ophicleide (J. Higham, Manchester, 2nd half of the 19th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 4 October 2000

Talk about slide stockings, lack of tuning-slide or water-key [ Real video ]

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47), excerpt from `But the Lord, from the the north has raised one' from Elijah (1846). [ Real video ]

E.M. Arndt, `In Cellar Cool'. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (901) ]

(2787) Bass trombone in G (Besson & Co, London, c 1925)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is (2831) Mouthpiece for bass trombone (Boosey & Hawkes, London, third quarter of the 20th century)

played by Sue Addison ­ 4 October 2000

Talk about long slide, handle technique, "KOSIKUP" mouthpiece. [ Real video ]

Traditional, `The Arethusa'. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2787) ]

(3208) Contrabass trombone in F + Eb + Bb, Dehmel model (Possibly A. Sprinz, Berlin, c 1930)

The mouthpiece in these recordings is the player's own

played by Chris Stearn ­ 4 October 2000

Talk about contrabass trombone, this model originating in Dresden in 1920s, slide needing only five positions [ Real video ]

Richard Wagner (1813-1883), `Valhalla' motif from Das Rheingold, 1854/1869. [ Real video ]

Richard Wagner (1813-1883), `Compact' motif from Das Rheingold, 1854/1869. [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3208) ]

Pair of kettledrums: (3327) 20-inch and (3328) 21-inch, hand tuning (probably England, early or mid 18th century)

on stands of (2863) and (2864).

The sticks in these recordings are the performer's own leather-covered beaters and (2916) uncovered baroque-model wooden timpani beaters (probably 3rd quarter of the 20th century)

played by Christopher Overton ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about baroque kettledrums and tuning [ Real video ]

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), excerpt from Symphony No. 100 "The Military" (1794), tuned in D and G, with leather-covered wooden beaters [ Real video ]

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), excerpt from Symphony No. 100 "The Military" (1794), tuned in D and G, with uncovered wooden beaters [ Real video ]

Retuning top drum [ Real video ]

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), excerpt from Symphony No. 100 "The Military" (1794), tuned in C and G, with leather-covered wooden beaters [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (3327) ]

Pair of kettledrums: (2863) 22-inch and (2864) 25-inch, hand tuning, and stands (probably Britain, probably 19th century)

The sticks in these recordings are (3644), beaters: timpani; pair (probably third quarter of the 20th century)

played by Christopher Overton ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about classical period drums [ Real video ]

Improvisation in the style of a classical period symphony [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2863) ]

Pair of kettledrums: (2378) 21 1/2 -inch and (2379) 22 1/2 -inch, single handle tuning (George Potter, Aldershot, c 1850)

The sticks in these recordings are (3644), beaters: timpani; pair (probably third quarter of the 20th century)

played by Christopher Overton ­ 1 October 1999

Talk about cavalry drums [ Real video ]

Improvisation in the style of a classical period symphony [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2378) ]

Pair of kettledums: (2381) 25-inch and (2382) 28-inch, pedal tuning (Premier, England, c 1930 - 1935)

The beaters in these recordings are (2915) beaters: timpani; pair, James Blades (or C. Blades ?), probably third quarter of the 20th century.

played by Christopher Overton ­ 1 October 1999

Jean Siblelius (1865-1957), excerpt from Finlandia (1899) [ Real video ]

MIMO record for (2381) ]

Video and audio by the University of Edinburgh Media and Learning Technology Service.

Production and editing by Arnold Myers.


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