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Collection name Lyndesay G. Langwill Collection
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Description Lyndesay G. Langwill (Edinburgh, 1897-1983) Collection. Includes 30 instruments: bassoons and other woodwind, collected between 1933 and 1968, and given to EUCHMI in 1981.

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Associated Times 19th Century
Associated Content Bassoon Wind instruments Western Classical
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Edinburgh University Collection Of Historic Musical Instruments

Bristo Square,Reid Concert Hall Edinburgh EH8 9AG United Kingdom Open Map
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Collections Overview On display are 1000 items including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Britain, Europe and from distant lands. The instrumental history of the Orchestra, the Wind Band, Theatre, Dance, Popular Music, Parlour Music, Brass Bands, etc. is exemplified by the instruments on display, which include many beautiful examples of the instrument-maker's art over the past 400 years. Catalogues and a Guide to the Collection are on sale. A new feature is The Sound Laboratory interactive exploration area. The Collection is housed in purpose-built galleries of 1859 in the Reid Concert Hall in the south-west corner of Bristo Square, Teviot Place, Edinburgh. The museum retains a Victorian atmosphere, and gives a feeling of discovery as one explores its crowded 1859 showcases.
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Related Publications L.G. Langwill. The Bassoon and Contrabassoon. London: E. Benn, 1965; L.G. Langwill. An Index of Musical Wind Instrument Makers. Edinburgh, Lyndesay G. Langwill, 1960; rev. 2-6, 1962-1980.
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