Historical instrument collection on safari

historical instruments imageThe Department of Music owns a collection of 35 medieval and Early Modern musical instruments, including both originals and replicas, which are available for students to use.

An exhibition of the instruments opened at Bishop's House museum in the south of Sheffield on 19th October and will run until 10th November. Curated by student Chris Leffler who has held an On CampUS Placement as Curator of the Historical Instrument Collection, the exhibition focuses on Tudor music and on the Early Music Revival movement in Yorkshire in the 70s and 80s. Details of a programme of events linked to the exhibition will shortly be available on the Bishop's House website.

Meanwhile another student, Lucia Puricelli, has been masterminding a programme of workshops on Tudor music at local primary schools, using instruments from the collection. On 14th October she took a group of students in Tudor costume to talk to around 180 children a Beck Primary, and the event was enjoyed by all. Further visits to Westways Primary and other schools are in planning.