Wednesday, 5 November 2014

School Orchestra at St Cecilia's Hall

Mrs Campbell will accompany the School Orchestra to St Cecilia's Hall on Monday 10th November. Pupils will have a chance to view the Musical Instrument Museum's fantastic collection, dating back to the 16th Century.

Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments ranks among the world's most important collections of musical heritage. All the main types or musical sound-making device are represented, and are presented to the public in two museums. The c. 5000 objects in the permanent collection constitute a rich research resource of both breadth and depth, and include many historically typical models of musical instrument spanning over 500 years together with prized rare and unique items. 

Many thanks to Sarah Deters for this wonderful opportunity. Sarah is also providing free music workshops in school for Primary Four and and Primary Five. The Primary Five workshops on 'Old Edinburgh Music' will feature some of the collection's historical instruments, dating back to the time period the classes are studying.

Further information can be found at Musical Instruments at Your Fingertips:
http://www.miayf.org/

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