ENGLISH CELLO C.1760 WORKSHOP OF JOSEPH HILL

English cello c. 1760 Workshop of Joseph Hill A rare example of a largely un-modified late-Baroque cello, characteristic of the London made instruments of the time, showing the hand of Joseph Hill. The bass-bar (integral with the table), the neck, fingerboard and end-button are original. The slender ebony tail-piece and the substantial boxwood pegs are […]

READING OLD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

This is the text for a talk I gave at the Galpin Society Conference, Music Faculty, Oxford, on 26th July 2013 (edit in progress, click on the pictures for more detailed viewing) While it is evident that most objects bear the marks of their use, traces of their journey through time remaining as clues inscribed […]