EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY COLLECTION OF HISTORIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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Portfolio of Drawings of Mouthpieces for Brass Instruments

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Purpose of the Portfolio

Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments has published, March 1999, a portfolio of drawings drafted by Raymond Parks with accompanying pictures from photographs by Antonia Reeve.

The 44 mouthpieces have been selected from the Collection's holdings by the following criteria:

Two fascicles of the Catalogue of the Collection describe these and other mouthpieces:

The drawings are provided on acetate sheets for ease of comparison by overlaying. They are also provided on diskette as GIF files for further use.

The drawings show only the interior of the mouthpieces. Information about the exteriors is provided by the accompanying pictures.

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List with thumbnail pictures

Pictures and text © Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments 1999

 
(3500)Mouthpiece for Swedish kornett (Ahlberg & Ohlsson, Sweden, late 19th or early 20th century)
(642)Mouthpiece for cornopean (?) (Kohler, London, mid 19th century)
(3238)Mouthpiece for keyed bugle (Köhler, London, mid 19th century)
(908)Mouthpiece for keyed bugle (possibly Halari, Paris, c 1830)
(3294)Mouthpiece for cornopean (mid 19th century)
 
(3268)Mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, mid 19th century)
(3502)Mouthpiece for soprano cornet (Higham, Manchester, probably late 19th century)
(2781)Mouthpiece for cornet (Butler, London or Dublin, c 1880)
(3478)Mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, c 1870)
(3430)Mouthpiece for soprano saxhorn (possibly Gautrot, France, late 19th century)
(3476)Mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, Paris, c 1855-60)
(3479)Mouthpiece for cornet (Courtois, Paris, c 1870)
 
(3281)Mouthpiece for trumpet (possibly Britain, 19th century)
(997)Mouthpiece for trumpet (possibly Johann Wilhem Haas, Nuremburg, c 1700)
(648)Mouthpiece for trumpet (possibly Thomas Glen, Edinburgh or possibly England, possibly 1855)
(2374)Mouthpiece for alto trumpet (possibly Konrad Weidlich, Regensburg, late 19th century)
 
(650)Mouthpiece for trumpet (possibly Thomas Key, England, c 1850)
(3216)Mouthpiece for trumpet (Kohler, London, mid 19th century)
(3287)Mouthpiece for trumpet (possibly F. Pace, London, c 1840)
(1287)Mouthpiece for soprano trombone (possibly Couesnon, Paris, 1925)
 
(2628)Mouthpiece for french horn (possibly Winkings, London, c 1740)
(635)Mouthpiece for french horn (possibly J.G. Kersten, Saxony, c 1830)
(656)Mouthpiece for french horn (probably Kohler, London, February 1856)
(846)Mouthpiece for french horn (probably Britain, first half of the 19th century)
 
(3349)Mouthpiece for ballad horn (Boosey & Co, London, c 1895)
(3546)Mouthpiece for tenor tuba (probably Henry Distin, London, c 1860)
(890)Mouthpiece for vocal horn (probably Rudall Carte, London, c 1885)
(3240)Mouthpiece for quinticlave (probably France, 1844 or soon after)
 
(3100)Mouthpiece for tenor trombone (Antoine Courtois, Paris, late 19th or early 20th century)
(3547)Mouthpiece for tenor tuba (probably Henry Distin, London, c 1860)
(3353)Mouthpiece for baritone saxhorn (possibly Auguste Courtois, France, c 1855)
(677)Mouthpiece for bass trombone (Antoine Courtois, Paris, c 1900)
 
(3314)Mouthpiece for ophicleide (probably Britain, c 1850)
(2158)Mouthpiece for ophicleide (J. Higham, Manchester, second half of the 19th century)
(3027)Mouthpiece for bass trombone (c 1835)
(3306)Mouthpiece for bass horn (probably mid 19th century)
 
(3311)Mouthpiece for serpent or bass horn (probably Britain, early 19th century)
(3308)Mouthpiece for Russian bassoon (probably Britain, c 1840)
(1007)Mouthpiece for serpent (early 19th century)
(627)Mouthpiece for bass horn (probably Britain, c 1825)
 
(1898)Mouthpiece for serpent (early 19th century)
(624)Mouthpiece for serpent (possibly J. Taylor, Glasgow, c 1815)
(3304)Mouthpiece for serpent (probably France, c 1750)
(2930)Mouthpiece for contrabass serpent (probably Richard & Joseph Wood, Upper Heaton, Huddersfield, c 1840)
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Ordering details

The price of the Portfolio of Drawings of Mouthpieces for Brass Instruments is 55 pounds sterling

The groups of 4-7 drawings can be purchased separately. The ten groups are as in the list above. The price of each group of Drawings of Mouthpieces for Brass Instruments is 10 pounds sterling

The portfolio includes:

The groups include:

There is no discount on mouthpiece drawings.

It is recommended that the relevant fascicles of the Catalogue should also be purchased.

Copies of the photographs listed above are available for study purposes, price 11.75 pounds sterling for each 254mm x 203mm (10-inch x 8-inch) black-and-white professional quality print. This price does not include reproduction rights. Photographs can be taken of other views and details by arrangement. Copies of radiographs of some mouthpieces can be supplied.

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