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Title: Birmingham Conservatoire Historical Instrument Collection
Url: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire
Publisher: Birmingham City University
Description: If you have ever had a penchant to check out an ancient flageolet or a historic bass horn, this delightful online collection from the Birmingham
Conservatoire Historical Instrument Collection is just the ticket. The project was developed by Professor George Caird and his colleagues at Birmingham City University, and funding for the project was provided by Arts & Humanities Research Council. From the homepage, visitors can browse the catalogue of instruments by name or by maker, look over a host of images, and listen to some excellent audio samples of the instruments. The instruments are divided into categories that include "Trombones", "Plucked Strings", "Keyboards", and "Serpents, Ophicleides and Bass Horns". Each instrument is accompanied by information about its place of origin, its maker, its overall size, and numerous photographs. Moving on, the "Audio Resources" area is quite a pip, and visitors can listen to expert musicians playing everything from an 1836 piccolo to a folded coach horn making its way through Mozart's Post Horn Serenade.
LC Classification: Fine arts -- Decorative arts -- Decorative arts. Applied arts. Decoration and ornament -- Other arts and art industries -- Musical instruments (Art collections)
Music and books on music -- Literature on music -- History and criticism -- Instruments and instrumental music
GEM Subject: Arts -- History
Arts -- Music
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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