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                                                 NEWSLETTER
                                                                               of
                           The American Musical Instrument Society
      Volume	36,	No.1	 	        	        	       	          	         	         	           	            	           	                  				Spring	2007

                                               2007 AnnuAl Meeting
                                PREPARATIONS	PROCEEDING	SMOOTHLY	FOR	MEETING	AT	YALE
As	 announced	 in	 earlier	                                                                                                      Influence on Connecti-
issues	 of	 the	 Newsletter,	                                                                                                    cut’s “Ancient” Drum-
the	 thirty-sixth	 annual	                                                                                                       ming,	 and	 to	 provide	 live	
meeting	 of	 the	 Society	                                                                                                       music	 in	 the	 courtyard	 of	
will	take	place	on	the	cam-                                                                                                      Saybrook	 College	 during	
pus	 of	Yale	 University	 in	                                                                                                    Saturday’s	noon	hour.
New	Haven,	Connecticut,	
from	Wednesday,	27	June,	                                                                                                  Two	 performing	 groups	
through	 Sunday,	 01	 July	                                                                                                have	 been	 engaged	 for	
2007.		The	Program	Com-                                                                                                    concerts	 on	 Wednesday	
mittee	is	pleased	to	report	                                                                                               and	 Thursday	 evenings:	
that	 preparations	 are	 pro-                                                                                              The	 Ivory	 Consort	 will	
ceeding	smoothly.	Details	                                                                                                 present	Music in the Land
about	 accommodations,	                                                                                                    of Three Faiths	 (Chris-
travel,	 and	 the	 meeting’s	                                                                                              tian,	 Jewish,	 and	 Muslim	
schedule	appear	below.                                                                                                     music	in	medieval	Spain),	
                                                                                                                           and	the	Venere	Lute	Quar-
A	 total	 of	 53	 papers	 has	                                               Yale	campus	at	night.	Photo:	Michael	Marsland tet	 will	 offer	 Palestrina’s
been	 selected	 for	 pre-                                                                                                  Lute	 (Renaissance	 sacred	
sentation	 by	 organologists	 and	 instru-       the	Middle	Ages	to	the	present,	begin-                    and	secular	music	by	Palestrina,	Vallet,	
ment	 enthusiasts	 from	 as	 far	 away	 as	      ning	 with	 Josephine	 Yannacopoulou’s	                   Praetorius,	and	Holborne).	A	third	con-
Turkey,	 Australia,	 and	 Japan.	 Present-       Putting Medieval Society in Context:                      cert	 scheduled	 for	 Friday	 evening	 will	
ers	will	also	hail	from	Canada,	France,	         New Perspectives on Early Organolog-                      feature	a	number	of	historical	keyboard	
Germany,	 Italy,	 Sweden,	 Switzerland,	         ical Iconography	and	culminating	with	                    instruments	in	Yale’s	Collection	of	Mu-
the	 United	 Kingdom,	 and	 the	 United	         Ardal	Powell,	Mark	Katz,	and	Thomas	                      sical	Instruments.	
States.	 In	 general,	 the	 paper	 sessions	     Porcello’s	 joint	 presentation	 entitled	
will	 follow	 a	 chronological	 path	 from	      Musical Instrumentalities,	 which	 will	                                     Susan	E.	Thompson
                                                 include	papers	on	“art”	machines,	turn-                          Program	Co-Chairman,	and	Local	        	
               IN	THIS	ISSUE                     tablism,	 and	 “liveness”	 while	 recording	                Arrangements	Chairman,	AMIS	2007
                                                 instrumental	sound.
    Annual Meeting at Yale
     • Introduction                       1
     • Registration                       4      Cecilia	 Brauer	 has	 volun-
     • Schedule of Events                 4      teered	to	give	a	lecture/dem-
     • Directions/Transportation          5      onstration	 about	 Benjamin	
     • Housing Options                    8      Franklin	 and	 the	 armonica;	
                                                 and	Robert	Howe,	about	the	
    President’s Message                   2      maturation,	 use,	 and	 abuse	
    Editor’s Message                      3      of	 the	 heckelphone.	 	 Addi-
    Henry Z. Steinway Honored             3      tionally,	it	is	hoped	that	the	
    NMM / Christian Collection           11      Connecticut-based	 Moodus	
    Recent Acquisitions at the MFA       11      Drum	 and	 Fife	 Corps	 &	
    Book Reviews                         12      Mattatuck	 Drum	 Band	 will	
    Piccola Accademia di Montisi         15      be	 on	 hand	 to	 assist	 Susan	
    Rare Banjo Donated to MFA            16      Cifaldi	 in	 the	 presenta-
                                                 tion	of	her	paper,	Drums of
                                                 “Brown’s Make” and Their            A	Gothic	revival	ivory	harp	in	the	Yale	Collection.	Photo	credit:	Michael	Marsland


                                                          AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1
	           	
                American	Musical	                PRESIDENT’S	MESSAGE                                and	treasurer.		The	Board	of	Governors	will	
                                                                                                    receive	 two	 new	 members,	 Doug	 Koeppe	
                Instrument	Society	
                                                 Yesterday	I	spent	a	sunny,	spring-like	day	        and	 Brenda	 Neece,	 as	 well	 as	 the	 contin-
                    Newsletter                   on	the	campus	of	Yale	University	with	my	          ued	service	of	Deborah	Reeves	and	Susan	
           Dwight	Newton,	Editor                 good	colleague	Susan	Thompson,	working	            Thompson	in	second	terms.		I	wish	to	thank	
        James	B.	Kopp,	Review	Editor             on	plans	for	AMIS’s	annual	meeting	in	June.	   	   all	the	members	of	the	Board	of	Governors	
                                                 It’s	clear	that	AMIS	members	are	going	to	         for	their	wise	counsel	and	diligent	attention	
    The	Newsletter	is	published	in	spring,	      thrive	in	the	atmosphere	of	this	handsome	         to	the	many	tasks	involved	in	running	the	
    summer,	 and	 fall	 for	 members	 of	 the	   campus,	 which	 combines	 new,	 high-tech	         society.
    American	 Musical	 Instrument	 Society	      research	facilities	with	the	old	stone	build-      	
    (AMIS).	News	items,	photographs,	and	        ings	 and	 gracious	 courtyards	 reminiscent	      With	 this	 issue	 the	 AMIS	 Newsletter	 in-
    short	articles	or	announcements	are	in-      of	 Oxbridge	 colleges.	 	 The	 splendid	Yale	     troduces	 its	 new	 editor,	 Dwight	 Newton.	      	
    vited,	as	well	as	any	other	information	     Collection	of	Musical	Instruments	will	host	       Dwight	 has	 already	 made	 his	 presence	
    of	interest	to	AMIS	members.                 a	keyboard	session	as	well	as	a	concert	dur-       felt in the skill and efficiency with which
                                                 ing	the	meeting,	but	we	will	have	opportu-         he	has	brought	the	AMIS	website	into	the	
    Contributions	 for	 the	 Newsletter	 and	    nities	to	become	acquainted	with	numerous	         21st	 century,	 and	 we	 can	 be	 grateful	 that	
    correspondence	 concerning	 its	 content	    other	 intriguing	 spaces	 on	 the	 campus	 as	    he	has	volunteered	his	time	and	energy	to	
    should	be	sent,	preferably	as	Microsoft	     well.	 	 The	 Beinecke	 Library,	 internation-     publishing	the	Newsletter	as	well.		I	would	
    Word	attachments	to:                         ally	 renowned	 for	 its	 precious	 collections	   like	once	again	to	thank	our	previous	edi-
      Dwight	Newton	                             of	 rare	 books	 and	 manuscripts,	 will	 open	    tor,	Barbara	Gable,	for	her	countless	hours	
      University	of	Kentucky	School	of	Music     its	 doors	 to	 AMIS	 members	 on	 Wednes-         of	hard	work	over	the	last	few	years,	and	
      105	Fine	Arts	Building                     day	 afternoon,	 27	 June,	 for	 our	 keynote	     for	 her	 contributions	 to	 easing	 this	 transi-
      Lexington,	KY	40506-0022	                  addresses,	Curt	Sachs	Award	presentation,	         tion.		We	can	also	be	thankful	that	Dwight’s	
      Phone:	859-257-1808                        and	opening	reception.		Saybrook	College,	         institution,	the	University	of	Kentucky,	has	
      Email:	dwight.newton@uky.edu               one	of	the	lovely	residential	colleges	in	Ox-      made	it	possible	for	AMIS	to	mail	its	News-
                                                 bridge	style,	will	be	the	site	of	our	lunches	     letter more cheaply and efficiently. There
    Address	 changes,	 dues	 payments,	 re-      and	Saturday	evening	banquet.		Yale	Uni-           are so many ways in which AMIS benefits
    quests	for	back	issues	of	AMIS	publi-        versity	has	a	rich	musical	heritage,	from	the	     from	 the	 support	 of	 our	 great	 educational	
    cations,	and	requests	for	information	on	    founding	of	the	School	of	Music	in	1894,	          institutions,	whether	universities,	colleges,	
    membership	should	be	sent	to:                to	the	Glenn	Miller	Band’s	live	broadcasts	        or	museums.		It	is	important	now	and	then	
      American	Musical	Instrument	Society        from	Woolsey	Hall	in	the	1940s,	to	the	ac-         to reflect on that and to acknowledge our
      389	Main	Street,	Suite	202                 quisition	of	the	Frederick	R.	Koch	collec-         debt	to	them.
      Malden,	MA	02148                           tion	of	musical	manuscripts	in	1996.		I	am	
      Email:	amis@guildassoc.com                 delighted	that	the	American	Musical	Instru-        This	is	my	last	President’s	Message,	since	
      Phone:	(781)	397-8870                      ment Society will have this chance, the first      my	term	will	come	to	an	end	at	the	meet-
      Fax:	(781)	397-8887                        since	1978,	to	contribute	its	share	to	Yale’s	     ing	in	June.		It	has	been	a	privilege	to	serve	
                                                 musical	culture.		Registration	materials	for	      as	 your	 President,	 and	 I	 have	 appreciated	
    AMIS BOARD OF GOVERNORS                      the	meeting	will	be	mailed	shortly.		Please	       the	collegiality	and	friendship	of	the	mem-
    President                                    register early in order to benefit from lower      bers	of	this	extraordinary	society.		As	of	1	
      Kathryn	L.	Shanks	Libin	 (2005–07)         registration	fees	and	so	that	meeting	plan-        July,	I’ll	be	taking	over	as	president	of	the	
    Vice President                               ners	will	have	a	good	sense	of	how	many	           Mozart	 Society	 of	 America	 and	 as	 Chair	
      Darcy	Kuronen		          (2005–07)         attendees	to	expect.                               of	 the	 Music	 Department	 at	 Vassar	 Col-
    Secretary Carolyn	Bryant		 (2006–07)                                                            lege.		While	I	can’t	exactly	say	that	I’ll	be	
    Treasurer	Marlowe	Sigal		 (2006–07)          The recent AMIS election confirmed that            any	less	busy	when	my	term	with	AMIS	is	
             Board of Governors                                                                 	
                                                 our	 new	 president	 will	 be	 Stewart	 Carter.	   over,	I	know	that	I’ve	learned	a	great	deal	
    Deborah	Check	Reeves		     (2004–07)         Those	of	you	who	are	familiar	with	Stew’s	         from AMIS that will be of terrific value in
    Susan	E.	Thompson		        (2004–07)         many	contributions	to	AMIS	over	the	years	         the	next	phase	of	my	career.		Those	of	us	
    Ardal	Powell		             (2004–07)         —he	 has	 served	 on	 the	 AMIS	 Board	 of	        who	join	societies,	and	invest	our	various	
    Edward	L.	Kottick		        (2005–08)         Governors	 and	 on	 several	 committees,	          resources in making them flourish, are al-
    Stewart	A.	Carter		        (2005–08)         worked	 as	 program	 chair	 of	 the	Winston-       ways	amply	repaid	by	the	sense	of	shared	
    Albert	R.	Rice			          (2005–08)         Salem	meeting	in	2004,	and	was	winner	of	          interests,	endeavors,	and	accomplishment.	     	
    Susanne	Skyrm		            (2005–08)         the	 Densmore	 Prize	 the	 same	 year—will	        And	as	Shirley	Chisholm	once	said,	“Ser-
    Niles	Eldredge		           (2006–09)         recognize	as	I	do	that	leadership	of	the	so-       vice	is	the	rent	we	pay	for	the	privilege	of	
    James	B.	Kopp		            (2006–09)         ciety	will	be	in	excellent	hands.		Darcy	Ku-       living	on	this	earth.”		I	send	warm	greetings	
    Mary	Oleskiewicz		         (2006–09)         ronen,	Carolyn	Bryant,	and	Marlowe	Sigal	          and	good	wishes	to	all	of	you.
    Sabine	Klaus		             (2006–09)         will	continue	in	the	positions	that	they	have	
                                                 filled so ably as vice president, secretary,                                Kathryn	L.	Libin

2	                                                        AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1
HENRY	Z.	STEINWAY	HONORED
	   	                                                                                                       on	that	subject	to	the	Southern	Chapter	of	
                                                                                                            AMS.	I	have	an	M.A.	(1981)	in	Musicol-
                                                                                                            ogy	 from	 the	 University	 of	 Kentucky.	 I	
                                                                                                            have	been	an	amateur	luthier	since	1969,	
                                                                                                            when I built my first Appalachian dulci-
                                                                                                            mer.	I	have	since	built	a	variety	of	instru-
                                                                                                            ments,	 including	 an	 improvised	 cheng,	 a	
                                                                                                            Ukrainian	 bandura,	 several	 small	 harps,	
                                                                                                            a	Norwegian	langeleik,	and	various	other	
                                                                                                            odds	and	ends	(mostly	odds).	

                                                                                                            I	have	spent	much	of	my		professional	life	
                                                                                                            supporting	 historical	 societies,	 libraries,	
                                                                                                            and	 arts	 organizations	 as	 both	 employee	
                                                                                                            and	grantee,	especially	using	technology.	
                                                                                                            I	am	currently	employed	as	the	Public	In-
                                                                                                            formation	Coordinator	at	the	University	of	
                                                                                                            Kentucky	School	of	Music.	This	is	also	the	
                                                                                                            home	of	the	John	Jacob	Niles	collection,	
                                                                                                            which	includes	most	of	the	unique	hand-
                                                                                                            made	dulcimers	Niles	used	throughout	his	
                                                                                                            career.	I	have	been	documenting	these	ob-
                                                                                                            jects	for	a	paper	I	hope	to	publish.

                                                                                                            In	Vermillion,	I	spoke	to	Kathryn	about	set-
                                                                                                            ting	up	an	email	Listserv	for	AMIS	in	order	
   Henry	Z.	Steinway	and	Kathryn	Libin	in	the	new	Henry	Z.	Steinway	Gallery	at	the	Museum	of	
                                                                                                            to	 have	 an	 immediate,	 informal	 means	 of	
   Making	Music,	Carlsbad,	California.	Photo	by	Laurence	Libin.
                                                                                                            communicating	 among	 the	 membership,	
AMIS	member	Henry	Z.	Steinway,	who	                                                                         and	thus	to	continue	in	some	way	the	sense	
turned	91	last	year,	was	honored	at	two	                                                                    of	camaraderie	from	the	conference.	I	de-
special	 events	 preceding	 the	 annual	                                                                    termined	 that	 the	 University	 of	 Kentucky	
NAMM	 convention	 in	 California	 dur-                                                                      would	be	able	to	provide	the	infrastructure	
ing	 January.	 In	 Carlsbad,	 an	 exhibition	                                                               at	no	cost	and	volunteered	to	moderate	the	
gallery	was	named	for	Henry	at	the	Mu-                                                                      list.	When	Kathryn	approached	me	about	
seum	of	Making	Music,	of	which	Henry	                                                                       managing	 the	AMIS	 web	 site,	 I	 was	 de-
was	the	founding	president.	Then,	at	the	                                                                   lighted	 to	 be	 able	 to	 offer	 my	 services.	
Balboa	 Bay	 Resort	 in	 Newport	 Beach,	                                                                   There	 is	 always	 work	 to	 be	 done	 on	 the	
Steinway	 &	 Sons	 introduced	 two	 new	                                                                    content,	but	the	infrastructure	is	vastly	im-
grand	 piano	 models	 designed	 to	 recog-                                                                  proved	and	much	better	organized.
nize	 Henry’s	 70-year	 association	 with	                      EDITOR’S	NOTE
the firm founded by his great-grandfa-                 I	 wish	 to	 thank	 Kathryn	 Libin	 and	 the	        My mission is to find ways for AMIS to
ther.	 Both	 models	 incorporate	 Henry’s	             Board	 for	 their	 trust	 in	 me	 as	 I	 take	 on	   serve	a	wider	public.	I	hope	the	web	site	
initials	in	the	carved	music	rack	and	have	            the	responsibilities	as	your	new	Newslet-            will	provide	an	inviting	place	for	both	the	
other	 distinctive	 woodwork	 features.	               ter	editor.	Thanks	also	to	Barbara	Gable,	           academic	organologist	and	the	passionate	
These	 two	 handsome	 pianos	 and	 two	                who	did	most	of	the	leg	work	on	this	issue	          amateur	collector	and	researcher.	Via	my	
other	 new	 Art	 Case	 Steinway	 grands	               and	has	helped	me	to	get	oriented,	and	to	           own	 websites	 at	 Oriscus.com	 and	 Mew-
were	 formally	 unveiled	 at	 Steinway	                Susan	Thompson	for	amassing	the	confer-              zik.com,	I	have	communicated	with	thou-
Days	 2007,	 an	 international	 gathering	             ence	 information.	Also	 thanks	 to	 the	 nu-        sands	 of	 amateur	 collectors	 from	 around	
of	dealers,	by	AMIS	President	Kathryn	                 merous	others	who	have	contacted	me	to	              the	world	who	are	hungry	for	authoritative	
Libin.	 At	 the	 same	 gala	 event,	 AMIS	             offer	their	support	and	friendship.                  musical	instrument	information	and,	in	re-
member	 Cynthia	 Hoover	 announced	 a	                                                                      turn,	have	wonderful	stories	to	tell	about	
$600,000	 grant	 from	 the	 Target	 Foun-              I came to my first AMIS conference last              their	objects.	I	would	like	to	see	an	archive	
dation	to	the	Smithsonian	Institution	in	              year	in	Vermillion	and,	while	I	am	a	fairly	         for	this	kind	of	information	so	that	these	
support	 of	 an	 on-line	 searchable	 tran-            new	member,	I	am	not	new	to	organology.	             stories	are	not	lost.
scription	of	the	extensive	William	Stein-              I	am	a	graduate	(1978)	of	New	College	in	
way	diary,	a	major	source	for	19th-cen-                Florida,	where	I	wrote	my	senior	thesis	on	                             Dwight	Newton,	Editor
tury	New	York	history.	                                the	tromba marina	and	presented	a	paper	                                  Lexington,	Kentucky	

                                                         										AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1	                                                               3
	          	                                        Thirty-Sixth	Annual	Meeting
                                                                      of	the
                                              American	Musical	Instrument	Society
                                                                  hosted	by	the
                                                 Collection	of	Musical	Instruments
                                                          Yale	University
                                                          New	Haven,	Connecticut
                                               Wednesday,	27	June,	through	Sunday,	01	July	2007
                                                                                                  REGISTRATION
                             SCHEDULE	OF	EVENTS
                                                                                                  Individuals	 may	 register	 for	 the	 meet-
                        Some	events	may	be	subject	to	change.                                     ing	by	post,	FAX,	or	Internet	(preferred).	
                             Wednesday,	27	June	2007                                              Society	 members	 will	 receive	 a	 letter	 of	
                                                                                                  invitation	 and	 registration	 form	 in	 the	
    10:00—2:45	 REGISTRATION                                                                      mail.	 Registration	 information	 also	 may	
    	           	 Site	to	be	announced	(TBA).                                                     be	 viewed	 online	 at	 www.yale.edu/musi-
                                                                                                  calinstruments/amis-meeting.htm.	 Those	
    10:00—3:00	 Self-guided	tour	of	New	Haven	and	Yale	campus	
                                                                                                  who	are	not	members	of	the	Society	and	
                                                                                                  lack	 access	 to	 the	 Internet	 may	 request	
    12:00—2:00	 AMIS	Board	of	Governors	Meeting	(Luncheon	will	be	served.)
                                                                                                  registration	 materials	 from	 Susan	 W.	
    	           	 Site	TBA.
                                                                                                  Adler	or	Joanne	Dupee,	Yale	Conference	
    3:00—5:00						Opening	Remarks                                                                Services,	55	Whitney	Avenue,	Room	402,	
    	              	 Guest	Speakers’	Presentations                                                New	Haven,	CT	06510	(Telephone:	(203)	        	
    	              	 Presentation	of	the	Curt	Sachs	Award                                         432-0465;	FAX	(203)	432-7345).
    	              	 Beinecke	Rare	Books	and	Manuscript	Library,	Second	Floor
    	              	 121	Wall	Street                                                              The	 registration	 fee	 of	 $275	 covers	 the	
                                                                                                  costs	of	mounting	the	conference,	includ-
    5:00—6:00						WINE	&	BEER	RECEPTION                                                          ing	the	opening	reception,	the	annual	ban-
                                                                                                  quet,	three	lunches	(Thursday	through	Sat-
    6:00—8:00						DINNER	(on	your	own)

    8:00—	10:00	 CONCERT
                   Music in the Land of Three Faiths




    The	vielle,	oud,	gittern,	saz,	mandora,	hurdy	gurdy,	vihuela	and	rebab	will	be	featured	
    in	The	Ivory	Consort’s	performance	of	Christian,	Jewish,	and	Muslim	music	from	
    medieval	Spain.

    	              	 Sudler	Recital	Hall	in
    	              	 William	L.	Harkness	Hall	(WLH)
    	              	 100	Wall	Street
    	

                                                                                                                                                 	
                                                                                                  The	 Irving	 S.	 Gilmore	 Music	 Library,	 Yale	
                                                                                                  University.	Photo	credit:		Michael	Marsland



4	                                                          AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1
	          	
urday),	 continental	 breakfasts	 (Thursday	                             Medieval	/	Early	Renaissance	Instruments
through	 Sunday),	 coffee	 breaks,	 tickets	
to	all	special	events,	a	conference	packet,	
                                                                                 Thursday,	28	June	2007
and	the	program	booklet.	Applicants	who	                                             Morning	Session
register	after	15	May	2007	will	be	charged	                                    8:45-10:15	&	10:30-12:00
a	 late	 registration	 fee	 of	 $325.	 Students	
may	 register	 at	 $150	 until	 15	 May	 or	 at	   8:15—8:45	        CONTINENTAL	BREAKFAST
$200	 thereafter.	 (Recipients	 of	 the	 Wil-      	                 	 Coffee,	tea,	juice,	rolls,	pastries,	fruit
liam	 E.	 Gribbon	 Award	 need	 not	 pay	 a	
                                                   8:45—9:15	        Putting	Medieval	Society	in	Context:	
registration	 fee,	 as	 this	 sum	 is	 included	
                                                   	                 	 New	Perspectives	on	Early	Organological	Iconography
in	the	award.)	Spouses	or	companions	are	
                                                   	                 	 	 Josephine	Yannacopoulou,	University	of	Edinburgh
welcome	 to	 attend	 the	 meeting,	 but	 they	
are	 expected	 to	 formally	 register	 so	 that	   9:15—9:45	        La	Citola	in	Medieval	Castile	and	Leon
the	 Program	 Committee	 and	 Local	 Ar-           	                 	 Alice	Margerum,	London	Metropolitan	University
rangements	Committee	know	exactly	how	
many	attendees	to	anticipate.	Conference	          9:45—10:15	       Some	Miscellaneous	but	Provocative	Observations
name	tags	will	be	issued	upon	registration	        	                 	 on	the	Iconography	of	Early	Slide	Brass	Instruments	 	       	
on	Wednesday,	27	June	2007,	and	will	be	           	                 	 	 Sabine	Klaus,	National	Music	Museum,	
required	 for	 admission	 to	 all	 meals	 and	     	                 	 	 	 University	of	South	Dakota
special	events.
                                                   10:15—10:30	 COFFEE/TEA	BREAK
	TRAVEL	TO	NEW	HAVEN
                                                   10:30—11:00	 Iconographic	Evidence	of	Kettledrums	in	14th-Century	Northern	Italy
By	Air                                             	            	 Ichiro	Fujinaga,	McGill	University
                                                   	            	 	 Susan	Forscher	Weiss,	Peabody	Conservatory
TWEED	AIRPORT	(HVN),	New	Haven,	
is	located	about	10	minutes	from	the	Yale	         11:00—11:30	 Hypotheses	about	the	Origins	of	the	Dulcimer
campus.	 PanAm	 and	 US	 Airways	 com-             	            	 John	Koster,	National	Music	Museum,
muter	 carriers	 serve	 this	 regional	 airport	   	            	 	 University	of	South	Dakota
with a number of flights daily. Taxi service
                                                   11:30—12:00	 The	Swiss,	Rhenish,	and	Central-South	German	Organ,	1470-1530
to	hotels	and	Swing	Residence	Hall	costs	
                                                   	            	 Sarah	Davies,	New	York	University
$10	 to	 $15.	 Contact	 Metro	 Taxi:	 (203)	
777-7777.	 For	 more	 information,	 see:	          12:15—1:45	       LUNCH
www.flytweed.com.                                  	                 	 Registrants	only.		(Name	tag	required	for	admittance.)
                                                   	                 	 	 Dining	Hall,	Saybrook	College
BRADLEY	 AIRPORT	 (BDL),	 north	 of	               	                 	 	 242	Elm	Street
Hartford,	is	an	international	airport	served	
by	 major	 carriers.	 Ground	 travel	 to	 New	     	
Haven	 takes	 approximately	 1	 hour	 (1½	                            Medieval	/	Renaissance	/	Early	Baroque	Topics
hours	 during	 rush	 hour).	 Rental	 cars	 are	
                                                                                 Thursday,	28	June	2007
available.	Public	ground	transportation	is	
available	 through	 CT	 Limo	 (www.CTli-
                                                                                    Afternoon	Session
mo.com).	 Telelphone:	 (800)	 472-5466.	                                          2:00-3:30	&	3:45-5:15
CT	 Limo	 delivers	 passengers	 to	 Phelps	
Gate	on	the	Yale	campus	(about	six	blocks	         2:00—2:30	        The	Medieval	Harp	as	Exterior	and	Interior	Symbol
                                                   	                 	 Harrison	Powley,	Brigham	Young	University,
from	the	Swing	Residence	Hall,	(business.
                                                   	                 	 	 Provo,	Utah	
yale.edu/map/),	or	to	New	Haven’s	Long	
Wharf	Terminal,	which	is	a	ten-minute	cab	
                                                   2:30—3:00	        Sixtus	Rauwolf	(ca.	1556-1619)	and	his	Work
ride	to	hotels	and	campus.	For	more	infor-         	                 	 Jonathan	Santa	Maria	Bouquet,	Civica	scuola	di	liuteria,	Milan
mation,	see:	www.bradleyairport.com.
                                                   3:00—3:30	        The	Lauthen-Concert:	The	Lute	in	Ensemble,	ca.	1700
NEW	 YORK	 AREA	 AIRPORTS:	 KEN-                   	                 	 Timothy	D.	Miller,	National	Music	Museum,
NEDY	 (JFK),	 LAGUARDIA	 (LGA)	 &	                 	                 	 	 University	of	South	Dakota
NEWARK	 (EWR)	 are	 served	 by	 major	
airline	 carriers.	 Ground	 travel	 to	 New	       3:30—3:45	        COFFEE/TEA	BREAK
Haven	 takes	 approximately	 2	 to	 3	 hours	
(longer	during	rush	hour).	Rental	cars	are	

                                                       										AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1	                                                5
	         	                                                                              available.		Public	ground	transportation	is	
    3:45—4:15	    Viol	Making	in	Polish-Speaking	Territory	in	the
    	             	 16th-18th	Centuries:	Indigenous	or	Acquired	Styles?                  available	through:
    	             	 	 Alicja	B.	Knast,	University	of	Plymouth,                           	
    	             	 	 	 London	Metropolitan	University                                   • CT	 Limo	 (www.CTlimo.com),	 (800)	
                                                                                           473-5466,	 departs	 from	 Kennedy,	 La-
    4:15—4:45	    The	Birth	of	the	Amateur	Violinist	in	Italy                              guardia,	 and	 Newark.	 Reservations	 are	
    	             	 Rebecca	Cypess,	Yale	University                                        highly	 recommended.	 CT	 Limo	 deliv-
                                                                                           ers	 passengers	 to	 Phelps	 Gate	 on	 the	
    4:45—5:15	    The	“Fruh”	Stradivari	Viola	da	Gamba:	Time	for	a	New	Look	               Yale	 campus	 (about	 six	 blocks	 from	
    	             	 at	a	Rare	and	Important	Instrument	                                    the	 Swing	 Residence	 Hall,	 (business.
    	             	 	 Arian	Sheets,	National	Music	Museum,                                 yale.edu/map),	or	to	New	Haven’s	Long	
    	             	 	 	 University	of	South	Dakota                                         Wharf	Terminal,	which	is	a	ten-minute	
                                                                                           cab	ride	to	hotels	and	campus.	Contact:	
                                                                                           Metro	Taxi	(203)	777-7777.
                          Keyboard	Instrument	Construction                               • Prime	 Time	 Shuttle	 Service	 (www.
                              Thursday,	28	June	2007                                       primetimeshuttle.com),	(800)	733-8267,	
                                 Afternoon	Session                                         departs	 from	 Kennedy	 and	 Laguardia.	
                                                                                           Reservations	needed.
                               2:00-3:30	&	3:45-4:45
                                                                                         • Red	       Dot	      Airport	     Shuttle	
    2:00—2:30	    Two	Virginals	by	Bertolotti	&	Poggio:	A	Case	Study	on	the	Relevance	     (www.18006reddot.com),	 (800)	 673-
    	             	 of	Plucking	Points	to	the	Timbral	Character	of	a	Plucked-String		      3368,	 departs	 from	 Kennedy	 and	 La-
    	             	 	 Keyboard	Instrument                                                  guardia.	Reservations	needed.
    	             	 	 	 Pedro	Branco	dos	Santos	Bento,	University	of	Edinburgh           	
                                                                                         By	Train	From	New	York
    2:30—3:00	    A	New	Ruckers	Reveals	Old	Secrets	
    	             	 John	Phillips,	Berkeley,	California                                  Amtrak	originates	at	Pennsylvania	Station.	
                                                                                         Metro	 North	 originates	 at	 Grand	 Central	
    3:00—3:30	    The	Bentside	Spinets	of	Stephen	Keene	and	His	School                   Station.	 Both	 lines	 deliver	 passengers	 to	
    	             	 Peter	Mole,	University	of	Edinburgh                                  New	Haven’s	Union	Station,	where	a	taxi	
                                                                                         then	may	be	taken	to	local	hotels	and	cam-
    3:30—3:45	    COFFEE/TEA	BREAK                                                       pus.		

    3:45—4:15	    Making	a	Geigenwerk                                                    By	Train	From	Boston
    	             	 Akio	Obuchi,	Tokyo
                                                                                         Amtrak	 originates	 at	 South	 Station	 and	
    	                          SPECIAL	LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION
                                                                                         delivers	 passengers	 to	 New	 Haven’s	
    4:15—4:45	    The	Maturation,	Use,	and	Abuse	of	the	Heckelphone
                                                                                         Union	 Station.	 Acela	 Express	 service	 is	
    	             	 Robert	Howe,	University	of	Connecticut
                                                                                         available.	
    5:00—8:00	    DINNER	(on	your	own)                                                   • Amtrak	(www.amtrak.com),	(800)	872-
                                                                                           7245.
    8:00—10:00	   CONCERT                                                                • Metro	 North	 Commuter	 Railroad	         	
    	             	                                                                        (mta.info/mnr/),	(800)	638-7646.
    	             	 The Venere Lute Quartet
    	             	 	 Gail	Gillispie,	soprano	lute	   	         	
    	             	 	 Douglas	Freundlich,	alto	lute
    	             	 	 Christopher	Morrongiello,	tenor	lute
    	             	 	 Phillip	Rukavina,	bass	lute

    	             	 	 Sudler	Recital	Hall	in
    	             	 	 William	L.	Harkness	Hall	(WLH)
    	             	 	 100	Wall	Street
    	




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By	Bus 	                                                                      17th	/	18th	Century	Topics
The	 Peter	 Pan	 and	 Greyhound	 bus	 lines	
                                                                                 Friday,	29	June	2007
offer	service	to	New	Haven.	Both	deliver	                                          Morning	Session
passengers	to	New	Haven’s	Union	Station,	                                     9:00-10:30	&	10:45-11:45
where	a	cab	then	can	be	taken	to	local	ho-
tels	or	campus.	For	reservations,	contact:       8:30—9:00	     CONTINENTAL	BREAKFAST
                                                 	              	 Coffee,	tea,	juice,	rolls,	pastries,	fruit
Peter	 Pan	 Bus	 Lines,	 (800)	 343-9999,	
                                                 9:00—9:30	     Cormorne,	Cromorne,	the	Philidors,	and	the	early	Contrabassoon	
www.peterpan-bus.com
                                                 	              	 James	B.	Kopp,	Hoboken,	New	Jersey
Greyhound	 Bus	 Lines,	 (800)	 231-2222,	
www.greyhound.com	
                                                 9:30—10:00	 The	Talbot	Manuscript:	What	Did	He	Mean?
                                                 	           	 Darryl	Martin,	Collection	of	Historical	Musical	Instruments,	
                                                 	           	 	 Edinburgh

                                                 10:00—10:30	 	    Recent	Observations	on	pièces de rechange	for	the	Clarinet	
                                                 	            	    	 Heike	Fricke,	Museum	for	Musical	Instruments,	
                                                 	            	    	 	 State	Institute	of	Music	Research	Prussian	
                                                 	            	    	 	 	 Heritage	Foundation	(SIMPK),	Berlin	

                                                 10:30—10:45	 	 COFFEE/TEA	BREAK

                                                                  MUSICAL	INSTRUMENTS	IN	JEWISH	CULTURE

                                                 10:45—11:15	 “There	on	the	poplars	we	hung	our	harps”…on	old	Macewas,		         	
                                                 	            	 Synagogues,	Klezmorim
                                                 	            	 	 Benjamin	Vogel,	Lund,	Sweden

                                                 11:15—11:45	   Jewish	Culture	and	the	German	Organ-Building	Tradition:
                                                 	              	 The	Organ	in	the	Synagogue	
                                                 	              	 	 Tina	Frühauf,	RILM	(Répertoire	International	de	Littérature	
                                                 	              	 	 Musicale/International	Repertory	of	Music	Literature),	New	York

                                                 12:15—1:45	    LUNCH
                                                 	              	 Registrants	only.		(Name	tag	required	for	admittance.)
                                                 	              	 	 AMIS	Annual	Business	Meeting	(12:30—1:30)
                                                 	              	 	 	 General	Assembly
                                                 	              	 	 	 	 Dining	Hall,	Saybrook	College
                                                 	              	 	 	 	 242	Elm	Street
By	Car                                           	
                                                                                Four	Flutes	and	a	Sax
From	Hartford	and	North:	Take	I-91	South	                                        Friday,	29	June	2007
to	Exit	3	(Trumbull	Street).
	
                                                                                  Afternoon	Session
From	 I-95	 North	 or	 South:	Take	 the	 exit	                                  2:00-3:30	&	3:45-5:00
marked	I-91	Hartford.	Once	on	I-91,	take	
                                                 2:00–	2:30	    Two	Flutes	by	Uzal	Miner,	Early	Hartford	Maker	
Exit	3	(Trumbull	Street).
                                                 	              	 Douglas	F.	Koeppe,	Sr.,	Wimberley,	Texas
From	the	Wilbur	Cross	Parkway	North	or	
                                                 2:30—3:00	     The	Evolution	of	the	Piccolo	as	a	Solo	Instrument
South:	Take	the	Parkway	to	Exit	57	(Route	       	              	 from	Vivaldi	to	the	Present
34,	Derby	Avenue)	and	continue	into	New	         	              	 	 Christine	Erlander	Beard,	University	of	Nebraska	at	Omaha
Haven.
                                                 3:00—3:30	     The	Development	of	Alternative	Systems
Travel	time	from	New	York	City	to	New	           	              	 for	the	Piccolo	in	the	19th	Century
Haven	is	approximately	1	½	hours.	From	          	              	 	 Danielle	Eden,	University	of	Sydney,	Australia
Providence,	 	 2	 hours.	 From	 Boston,	 3	
                                                 3:30—3:45	     COFFEE/TEA	BREAK
hours.



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    3:45—4:15	    The	Effect	of	Social	Changes	from	the	1850s	to	the	1920s	on             HOUSING	OPTIONS
    	             	 the	Perception,	Development	and	Construction	of	the	
    	             	 	 Classical	Saxophone                                                 Conference	 participants	 may	 choose	 be-
    	             	 	 	 Brian	Kendall,	Laurel,	Maryland                                   tween	on-campus	housing	and	local	hotel	
                                                                                          accommodations	 where	 rooms	 are	 avail-
    4:15—5:00	    The	SquareONE	Family	of	Flutes                                          able	at	a	pre-arranged	conference	rate.	All	
    	             	 Leonard	Lopatin,	Lopatin	Flute	Company,                               accommodations are booked on a “first
    	             	 	 Asheville,	North	Carolina                                           come, first served” basis. Please note res-
                                                                                          ervation	 deadlines	 and	 cancellation	 poli-
                                18th	/	19th	Century	Pianos                                cies	for	each	below.
                                   Friday,	29	June	2007
                                    Afternoon	Session                                     Parking
                                 2:00-3:30	and	4:15-5:00
                                                                                          Overnight	parking	is	available	for	partici-
    2:00—2:30	    Keyboard	Instruments	in	the	1794	Bruni	Inventory	of	Musical	            pants	staying	on	campus	and	at	designated	
    	             	 Instruments:	What	Did	the	French	Artistocrats	Play	on	Their	Pianos?   conference	hotels.	Parking	fees	should	be	
    	             	 	 Maria	Rose,	New	York,	New	York                                      negotiated	 with	 and	 paid	 directly	 to	 the	
                                                                                          parking	 facility	 or	 hotel.	 Fees	 are	 listed	
    2:30—3:00	    “Chopin	knows	the	piano	better	than	anyone”:	Did	French	and	            below.	 Vehicles	 will	 not	 be	 needed	 for	
                    Viennese Pianos Influence His Performance Indications?                travel	 to	 the	 conference	 sites,	 as	 most	 of	
    	             	 	 Sandra	P.	Rosenblum,	Emerita	Chair,	Department	of                   these sites are situated within four or five
    	             	 	 	 Performing	Arts,	Concord	Academy,	Concord,	Massachusetts          blocks	 of	 campus	 accommodations	 and	
                                                                                          conference	hotels.
    3:00—3:30     Yale’s Wagnerflügel: An Answered Prayer
    	             	 Nicholas	Renouf,	Collection	of	Musical	Instruments,                   Campus	Accommodations
    	             	 	 Yale	University
                                                                                          Swing	Residence	Hall
    3:30—3:45	    COFFEE/TEA	BREAK                                                        100	Tower	Parkway
                                                                                          New	Haven,	CT	06511
    3:45—4:15	    The	“Invention”	of	Antique	Instruments	in	the	19th	Century              www.yale.edu/yaleconf/facilities/	
    	             	 Jean	Michel	Renard,	Bellenaves,	France                                housing.html?n
    4:15—5:00	    Ben	Franklin	and	the	Armonica	
                                                                                          On-campus	housing	is	available	in	Swing	
    	             	 Cecilia	Brauer,	Merrick,	New	York
                                                                                          Residence	 Hall.	 Built	 in	 1998,	 this	 air-
    5:00—8:00	    DINNER	(on	your	own)                                                    conditioned	 facility	 has	 two-bedroom	
                                                                                          suites,	each	with	a	furnished	living	room,	
    8:00—10:00	 CONCERT	featuring	Historical	Keyboard	Instruments                         kitchenette	and	bath.	Linens	are	provided	
    	           	 Collection	of	Musical	Instruments                                       and	 beds	 are	 made	 on	 arrival.	There	 is	 a	
    	           	 	 15	Hillhouse	Avenue                                                   telephone	 in	 each	 suite.	 Local	 service	 is	
                                                                                          free.	 Please	 plan	 to	 bring	 any	 personal	
                           19th-Century	Winds	&	Percussion                                items	 you	 will	 need,	 including	 toiletries,	
                                                                                          alarm	clock,	travel	iron	and	long	distance	
                                Saturday,	30	June	2007
                                                                                          calling	card.		
                                   Morning	Session
                               9:00-10:30	&	10:45-11:45                                   There are small sitting areas on each floor
                                                                                          of	Swing	and	a	comfortable	lounge	on	the	
    8:30—9:00	    CONTINENTAL	BREAKFAST                                                   first floor. Other facilities include a recre-
    	             	 Coffee,	tea,	juice,	rolls,	pastries,	fruit
                                                                                          ation	room	with	large	screen	TV	and	pool	
                                                                                          table, vending machines, a small fitness
    9:00—9:30	    An	Account	of	the	First	Accordion	
                                                                                          center	and	a	laundry	room.		Visit	the	Yale	
    	             	 Cecil	Adkins,	University	of	North	Texas
                                                                                          Conference	Services	website	to	view	pic-
    9:30—10:00	 Instruments	and	“Miskal’	in	Ottoman	Music	                                tures	of	Swing	Residence	Hall.
    	           	 Zeynep	Barut,	Istanbul	Technical	University,
    	           	 	 State	Conservatory	of	Turkish	Music                                   Participants	may	stay	in	Swing	at	the	pre-
                                                                                          arranged	 conference	 rate	 of	 $75.00	 per	
                                                                                          night	 per	 person.	 Reservations	 may	 be	
                                                                                          made	on	the	conference	registration	form.	

8	                                                               AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1
	         	
Every	 effort	 will	 be	 made	 to	 accommo-       10:00—10:30	 Flat,	Round,	Piston	or	Square:	Valved	Brasses	by	the	Firms
date	 suitemate	 requests.	 The	 reservation	     	            	 of	Allen	&	Hall;	D.	C.	Hall;	Hall	&	Quinby;	Hall,	Quinby,	
deadline	is	 Friday,	June	1,	2007,	or	until	      	            	 Wright	&	Co.;	and	Quinby	Brothers
all	rooms	are	taken.		Reservation	cancel-         	            	 	 Robert	Eliason,	Lyme,	New	Hampshire
lations	 must	 be	 received	 by	 Friday,	 June	
15,	2007.	To	receive	a	refund,	contact	Yale	      10:30—10:45	 COFFEE/TEA	BREAK
Conference	 Services	 at	 203-432-0465	 or	
by	email	at	confserv@yale.edu.                    10:45—11:15	 A	Decorated	Drum	and	a	Colorful	Band	in	Post-Civil	War	Pennsylvania
                                                  	            	 Jason	Dobney,	National	Music	Museum,
Check-in/Check-out:	 Participants	 may	           	            	 	 University	of	South	Dakota
check	 in	 at	 the	 Swing	 Hall	 housing	 of-
fice beginning Tuesday, June 26, between          11:15—11:45   Drums of ‘Brown’s Make’ and their Influence on
8:30am	 –	 8:30pm.	 Key	 deposits	 are	 not	      	             	 Connecticut’s	‘Ancient’	Drumming
collected;	 however,	 there	 is	 a	 $25.00	       	             	 	 Susan	Cifaldi,	Assistant	Archivist	and	Music	Librarian	Emerita,		
charge	 for	 lost	 or	 unreturned	 keys	 and	     	             	 	 Museum	of	Fife	and	Drum,	Ivoryton,	Connecticut
access	 devices.	 Participants	 departing	 on	
                                                  12:15—1:45	   LUNCH
Sunday,	 July	 1,	 are	 requested	 to	 check	
                                                  	             	 Registrants	only.		(Name	tag	required	for	admittance.)
out	between	8:30am	–	11:00am.	Luggage	
                                                  	             	 Dining	Hall,	Saybrook	College
can	 be	 safely	 stored	 at	 Swing	 Hall	 and	    	             	 242	Elm	Street
retrieved	 after	 the	 conclusion	 of	 Sunday	
morning’s	 paper	 session.	 On	 other	 days,	     12:15—1:00	   NOON	SERENADE
participants	may	check	out	during	regular	        	             	 Moodus	Drum	and	Fife	Corps	&	Mattatuck	Drum	Band
office hours, 8:30am – 8:30pm, daily.             	             	 	 Courtyard,	Saybrook	College
                                                  	             	 	 242	Elm	Street
Parking:	Parking	is	available	in	a	nearby	
secure	garage.	Parking	passes	may	be	ob-
tained at the housing office during check-                                           	Miscellany
in.	The	overnight	charge	is	approximately	
                                                                                Saturday,	30	June	2007
$8.00	per	night	and	will	be	payable	at	the	
garage	upon	departure.                                                            Afternoon	Session
                                                                                2:00-3:30	&	3:45-4:45

                                                  2:00—2:30	    Analyzing	the	Asante	Mmodwe	(Ivory	and	Human	Jaw-boned	Trumpet)	
                                                  	             	 at	the	Metropolitan	Museum	of	Art
                                                  	             	 	 Joseph	S.	Kaminski,	Long	Island	University,	New	York

                                                  2:30—3:00	    Musical	Instruments	as	Symbols	of	Female	and	Male	Identity
                                                  	             	 Sehyar	Besiroglu,	Istanbul	Technical	University,
                                                  	             	 	 State	Conservatory	of	Turkish	Music

                                                  3:00—3:30	    Violin	“Magic:”	Gender,	Sexuality,	and	the	Occult
                                                  	             	 Mai	Kawabata,	Orchestra	of	St.	Luke’s,	New	York

                                                  3:30—3:45	    COFFEE/TEA	BREAK

                                                  3:45—4:15	    “at	Amsterdam,	a	chalumeau”:	
                                                  	             	 	J.	S.	Cousser’s	Collection	of	Musical	Instruments
                                                  	             	 	 Samantha	Owens,	University	of	Queensland,	Brisbane,	Australia

                                                  4:15—4:45	    John	Frederick	Hintz,	18th-Century	Moravian	Instrument	Maker	
                                                  	             	 	 Lanie	Graf	Williamson,	Bethlehem,	Pennsylvania




  Guitar	by	Joachim	Tielke,	Hamburg,	1703
   Yale	Collection	of	Musical	Instruments


                                                  										AMIS	-	Volume	36,	No.1	                                                     9
	          	                                                                              Hotel	Accommodations
                                19th	/	20th	Century	Topics
                                                                                          	
                                 Saturday,	30	June	2007
                                                                                          Omni	New	Haven	Hotel	at	Yale
                                    Afternoon	Session                                     155	Temple	Street
                                  2:00-3:30	&	3:45-4:45                                   New	Haven,	CT		06510
                                                                                          Phone:		203-772-6664	or	toll	free	1-888-
    2:00—2:30	    A	Re-examination	of	the	Rickenbacker	“Frying	Pan,”                      444-OMNI
    	             	 the	First	Electric	Guitar                                             Fax:		203-974-6777
    	             	 	 Matthew	Hill,	University	of	Edinburgh	
                                                                                          Website:	 www.omnihotels.com	 (click	 on	
                                                                                          New	Haven)
    2:30—3:00	    Before	Segovia:	How	America	re-invented	the	Guitar
                                                                                          Room	 rate	 is	 $139.00	 single	 or	 double	
    	             	 Jeffrey	Noonan,	Southeast	Missouri	State	University
                                                                                          plus	12%	sales	tax.	The	additional	person	
    3:00—3:30	    Mario	Maccaferri	(1900-1993)	presents	the	First	Plastic	Violin          charge	is	$20.00.		To	reserve	a	room	please	
    	             	 Jeremy	Tubbs,	University	of	Memphis                                   call	the	hotel	and	mention	that	you	are	at-
                                                                                          tending	the	American	Musical	Instrument	
    3:30—3:45	    COFFEE/TEA	BREAK                                                        Society	conference.		
                                                                                          • The	 deadline	 to	 reserve	 a	 room	 at	 the	
    3:45—4:15	    Instruments	of	War:	The	Impact	of	World	War	II	on	the	                    conference	rate	is	June	6,	2007.	
    	             	 American	Music	Industry                                               • Check-in	 time	 is	 3:00	 PM	 and	 check-
    	             	 	 Sarah	Deters	Richardson,	National	Music	Museum,                       out	time	is	12:00	noon.
    	             	 	 	 University	of	South	Dakota                                        • The	 on-site	 parking	 fee	 is	 $18.00	 per	
                                                                                            day.
    4:15—4:45	    Fresh	Wind:	The	Research	Organs	of	Berne	University	of	the	Arts         	
    	             	 Peter	Kraut,	Berne	University	of	the	Arts                             Courtyard	 by	 Marriott,	 New	 Haven	 at	
                                                                                          Yale
    6:00—7:00	    WINE	&	BEER	RECEPTION                                                   30	Whalley	Avenue
                                                                                          New	Haven	CT	06511-3288
    7:00—10:00	   BANQUET                                                                 Phone:		203-777-6221	
    	             	 Registrants	only.		(Name	tag	required	for	admittance.)
                                                                                          Fax:		203-772-1089
    	             	 Presentation	of	the	Bessaraboff	Award
                                                                                          Website:	www.marriott.com/HVNDT
    	             	 AMIS	Auction
                                                                                          	
    	             	 Dining	Hall,	Saybrook	College
    	             	 242	Elm	Street                                                        Room	rate	is	$119.00	single	or	double	plus	
                                                                                          12%	sales	tax.		To	reserve	a	room	please	
                                                                                          call	the	hotel	and	mention	that	you	are	at-
                              19th	and	20th	Century	Topics
                                                                                          tending	the	American	Musical	Instrument	
                                  Sunday,	01	July	2007                                    Society	conference.		
                                    Morning	Session                                       • The	 deadline	 to	 reserve	 a	 room	 at	 the	
                              9:00—10:30	&	10:45—12:00                                      conference	rate	is	May	28,	2007.
                                                                                          • Check-in	 time	 is	 3:00	 PM	 and	 check-
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THE	NATIONAL	MUSIC	
	    	
MUSEUM	WELCOMES	                                       10:45—12:00	 Panel:	 MUSICAL	INSTRUMENTALITIES
                                                       	            	 	
THE	PAUL	AND	JEAN	                                     	            Art	Machines:	The	Flute	and	its	Added	Keywork,	1753-1835	
CHRISTIAN	COLLECTION                                   	            	 Ardal	Powell,	Hudson,	New	York

The	Paul	and	Jean	Christian	Collection	of	             	                 A	Brief	History	of	Turntablism
more	than	2,000	Western	and	non-Western	               	                 	 Mark	Katz,	University	of	North	Carolina,	Chapel	Hill
musical	instruments	has	been	donated	to	the	
National	Music	Museum	at	the	University	               	                 Recording	“Liveness”:	At	the	Intersection	of	Instruments,	Technology,	
of	South	Dakota	in	Vermillion,	along	with	             	                 	 and	Space
books,	 periodicals,	 music,	 photographs,	            	                 	 	 Thomas	Porcello,	Vassar	College
journals,	and	correspondence.
		                                                                                        END	OF	CONFERENCE	
Paul	 and	 Jean	 Christian	 moved	 to	 Minne-
sota	in	1961	to	teach	at	what	was	then	called	        Traditionally,	rattles	such	as	this	are	played	     RECENT	ACQUISITIONS	
Bethel	 College,	 now	 Bethel	 University,	           in	long	houses	by	tapping	them	on	the	edge	             AT	THE	MFA
where	Paul	served	as	Professor	and	Chair-             of	 wooden	 benches.	 	An	 interesting	 non-
man	of	the	Biology	Department	and	Jean	as	            Western	 piece	 in	 the	 collection	 (NMM	         Darcy	 Kuronen,	 Curator	 of	 Musical	 In-
Adjunct	Professor	of	Organ	for	25	years.		            10986)	is	a	qanun	(qa’nun,	kanun,	kanoun,	         struments	 at	 the	 Museum	 of	 Fine	 Arts,	
                                                      canoon).		The	design	and	size	of	this	zither	      Boston,	has	announced	the	following	ac-
Jean	began	collecting	zithers	as	a	hobby	in	          matches	Turkish	practices	and	is	dated	af-         quisitions	 by	 the	 MFA	 since	 September	
1962 during Saturday outings to flea mar-             ter	1920,	when	microtone	bridges,	such	as	         2004.	(Readers	may	be	interested	to	note	
kets,	antique	shops,	and	thrift	stores.		Paul	        those	found	on	this	qanun,	were	thought	to	        that	numbers	2005.203	through	2005.213	
quickly	 became	 an	 avid	 collector,	 along	         have	been	adopted.	                                were	 formerly	 part	 of	 a	 collection	 at	 the	
                                                                                                         New	England	Conservatory	of	Music.)
with	 his	 wife,	 using	 his	 skills	 as	 a	 biolo-
gist	 to	 organize	 and	 document	 the	 zithers	      A	 J.	 F.	 Stetson	 model	 mandolin	 (NMM	
                                                                                                         • 2004.519:	Lute	(‘ud)	made	by	Emman-
in	great	detail,	and	the	two	became	AMIS	             11903) is a fine representation of Larson
                                                                                                           uel	Venios,	Istanbul	(Turkey),	1899
members	soon	thereafter.		They	eventually	            Brothers	mandolins.	Dated	ca.	1910-1925,	
                                                                                                         • 2005.124:		Concertina	made	by	Charles	
accumulated	more	than	2,000	instruments,	             this	instrument	has	a	spruce	body	with	ma-           Wheatstone,	London,	about	1844
the	entirety	of	which	has	been	donated	to	            hogany head and neck. The fingerboard              • 2005.203:	Oboe	(nagasvaram),	India,	
the	National	Music	Museum.                            and	bridge	are	ebony,	and	the	pick	guard	is	         19th	c.
                                                      tortoise-shell	 with	 mother-of-pearl	 butter-     • 2005.204:	Lute	(biwa),	Japan,	19th	c.
The	 heart	 of	 the	 Christian	 Collection	 fea-      fly inlay and four-leaf clovers on the side.       • 2005.205:	Fiddle	(sindhī sārangī)	and	
tures	 zithers	 and	 zither-related	 materials	       One	of	the	older	instruments	in	the	collec-          bow,	India,	19th	c.
from	 around	 the	 globe.	 Two	 particular	           tion	 is	 a	 late-18th-century	 Triplet	 Kratzz-   • 2005.206:	Clappers	(kurtar?),	India,	
American	 zithers	 manufactured	 by	 Franz	           ither	(NMM	12721),	most	likely	from	the	             19th	c.
Schwarzer	stand	out	in	terms	of	their	beauty	         Tyrolean	region	of	central	Europe.		While	         • 2005.207:	Balalaika,	Russia,	19th	c.
and	craftsmanship.		The	Arion	Harp	Zither	            there	are	somewhat	similar	instruments	in	         • 2005.208:	Mouth	organ	(harmoni-cor)	
(NMM	 12881)	 has	 a	 large,	 rounded	 body	          the	University	of	Leipzig’s	Musical	Instru-          made	by	Louis	Julien	Jaulin,	Paris,	
shape	 known	 as	 the	 “Mittenwald	 Form,”	           ment	 Museum	 and	 the	 Music	 Museum	 in	           about	1865
which,	along	with	the	pillar,	are	character-          Basel,	this	guitar-shaped	Triplet	Zither	ap-       • 2005.209:	Fiddle	(gusle)	and	bow,	
istics	of	the	sub-category	of	Alpine	zithers	         pears	 to	 be	 unique	 to	 the	 National	 Music	     Serbia,	late	19th	c.
known	 as	 harp	 zithers.	 	 Inlaid	 with	 ivory,	    Museum.		A	faint	stamp	on	the	back	of	the	         • 2005.210:	Hardanger	violin	made	by	
abalone,	 and	 gold,	 this	 example	 exempli-         instrument	reads:		Joseph	Salzer,	Wien.              Erik	Jonssen	Helland,	Telemark	(Nor-
                                                                                                           way),	about	1860
fies the finest of the Schwarzer zithers. Also
                                                                                                         • 2005.211:	Upright	piano	made	by	Rob-
inlaid	 with	 ivory,	 abalone,	 and	 gold,	 an-       The	desire	to	have	the	collection	kept	intact	
                                                                                                           ert Woffington, Dublin, about 1790
other	outstanding	Schwarzer	zither	(NMM	              was	the	primary	reason	that	the	Christians,	
                                                                                                         • 2005.212:	Zither	(koto),	Japan,	19th	c.:	
12882)	 comes	 in	 a	 case	 lined	 in	 brightly	      who first visited Vermillion when AMIS
                                                                                                         • 2005.213:	Oboe	(ottu),	India,	19th	c.:	
colored	 cloth	 with	 writing	 indicating	 that	      met there for the first time in 1976, chose        • 2005.293:	Lute	(đàn đáy)	made	by	Ta	
the	zither	is	the	gift	of	a	Mexican	father	to	        to	donate	it	to	the	National	Music	Museum.	  	       Quang Đông and Tran Quang Hien,
his	son	in	November	1888.                             As	André	P.	Larson,	Director	of	the	NMM,	            Hanoi	(Vietnam),	2004
                                                      stated	in	correspondence	with	the	Christians,	     • 2005.294:	Zither	(đàn bầu)	made	by	
One	of	the	important	Native	American	in-              “all instruments fit into our mission, which         Ta Quang Đông and Tran Quang Hien,
struments	 in	 the	 Christian	 Collection	 is	 a	     is	to	create	an	encyclopedic	assemblage.”		          Hanoi	(Vietnam),	2004
late-19th-century	 turtle-shell	 dance	 rattle	                                   Darla	Earnest,	       • 2005.591:	Zither	(rudra vīnā)	made	by	
from	 the	 Iroquois	 Nation	 (NMM	 11540).	            Curatorial	Assistant,		National	Music	Museum        Murari	Mohan	Adhikari	(Kanailal	&	

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                                                   BOOK		
         	
	 Brother	workshop),	Calcutta	(India),	                                                              Adams	gives	some	useful	rules	of	thumb	
  probably	1970s                                                                                     for	 dating	 attic	 woodwind	 treasures.	
• 2005.592:	Flute	marked	Drouet,	Lon-                                                                These	 are	 hidden	 away	 in	 a	 long	 intro-

                                                   REVIEWS
  don,	about	1830                                                                                    ductory	 section	 labeled	 “Identifying	
• 2006.817:	Accordion,	France,	about	                                                                Flutes	 and	 Clarinets,”	 which	 also	 dis-
  1860
                                                                                                     cusses	oboes	and	bassoons	(but	not	saxo-
• 2006.818:	Patent	violin	made	by	
                                                   Peter H. Adams. Antique Woodwind In-              phones,	which	are	nevertheless	included	
  Thomas	Howell	Bristol	(England),	
                                                   struments: An Identification and Price            in	the	following	catalogs).	His	numerous	
  about	1840
                                                   Guide.	Atglen,	 PA:	 Schiffer,	 2005.	 160	       technical	 points	 about	 key	 design	 are	
• 2006.1221:	Harpo-lyre	made	by	Jean-
  François	Salomon,	Besançon	(France),	            pp.:	 300	 black-and-white	 illus.	 ISBN:0-       unaccompanied	 by	 illustrations,	 which	
  about	1830                                       7643-2224-9.	$29.95	(paper).                      novices	would	surely	have	welcomed.	
• 2006.1222: Post horn in B-flat made by
  Elbridge	G.	Wright,	Boston,	1841–47                                                                The	largest	chapters	are	devoted	to	cata-
• 2006.1223:	Arch-cittern	made	by	Re-                                                                logs	by	Bettoney,	G.	&	A.	Klemm,	Henry	
  nault	and	Chatelain,	Paris,	1789                                                                   August	Pollmann,	and	Rampone.		Adams	
• 2006.1224:	Mandoline	made	by	Vin-                                                                  always	includes	original	retail	prices,	and	
  cenzo	Vinaccia,	Naples,	1771                                                                       his	 reproduction	 of	 original	 illustrations	
• 2006.1268:	Violoncello	made	by	An-                                                                 is	generous.		Most	of	the	latter	are	large	in	
  dréa	Castagneri,	Paris,	1737                                                                       scale	and	clearly	intelligible.		The	“rare,	
• 2006.1356:	Flute	made	by	Alfred	G.	                                                                circa	 1930	 catalog”	 of	 Wilhelm	 Heckel,	
  Badger	New	York,	1880s                                                                             including flutes, oboes, clarinets, bas-
• 2006.1357:	Flute	made	by	Alfred	G.	                                                                soons,	and	other	woodwinds,	is	an	excep-
  Badger	New	York,	about	1853                                                                        tion;	 it	 is	 reproduced	 in	 full,	 the	 author	
• 2006.1358:	Reed	organ	(Grand	Salon	                                                                says,	but	on	a	squintingly	small	scale	and	
  model)	made	by	Estey	Organ	Com-                                                                    stripped	of	the	model	numbers	to	which	
  pany,	Brattleboro,	VT,	about	1878
                                                                                                     the	text	is	keyed.	Appendixes	list	a	selec-
• 2006.1359:	Melodeon	(lap	organ)	made	
                                                                                                     tive	 bibliography,	 relevant	 key	 systems,	
  by	Daniel	B.	Bartlett,	Concord,	NH,	
                                                                                                     terms,	trade	names	(and	their	sponsors),	
  about	1845
                                                                                                     agents,	 makers,	 sample	 auction	 prices,	
• 2006.1883:	Resonator	guitar	(model	65	
  prototype)	made	by	Dobro	Company,	                                                                 organological	 societies,	 museums,	 auc-
  Los	Angeles,	1929                                The	targeted	buyer	of	this	book	is	pre-           tion	houses,	and	helpful	web	sites.
• 2006.1884:	Lap	steel	guitar	(Dynamic	            sumably	 a	 newcomer	 to	 the	 world	 of	
  model)	made	by	Valco	(National	brand)	           nineteenth-century	 woodwinds	 (espe-             Adams	admits	that	the	valuing	of	antique	
  Chicago,	1952                                    cially	 flutes	 and	 clarinets)	 who	 wishes	     woodwinds is a difficult business, and he
• 2006.1928:	Banjo	made	by	Icilio	Con-             to	 buy	 or	 sell	 such	 instruments,	 espe-      cautions	the	reader	that	historical	auction	
  salvi,	Boston,	1896                              cially	 on	 the	 Internet.	 Yet	 the	 author’s	   prices	 should	 imply	 only	 general	 levels	
                                                   reproductions	 of	 catalogs	 (partial	 or	        of	desirability,	rather	than	translating	to	
                                                   complete)	published	by	makers	or	orig-            current-day	asking	prices.	Many	readers	
                                                   inal	 dealers	 of	 nineteenth-	 and	 early	       will	probably	seize	instead	on	his	formu-
                                                   twentieth-century	woodwinds	may	also	             la	for	converting	makers’	original	prices	
                                                   be	of	interest	to	collectors	and	research-        to	 current-day	 valuations	 (which	 I	 will	
                                                   ers.                                              refrain	from	quoting	here,	given	the	au-
                                                                                                     thor’s	numerous	and	sensible	caveats).
                                                   The	 chronological	 scope	 of	 the	 book	 is	                                        	J.	K.
                                                   not	 obvious	 from	 its	 title,	 subtitle,	 or	
                                                   cover.	A	handsome	Richters	oboe	(early	           Mark Brend. Strange Sounds: Offbeat
                                                   eighteenth	century)	is	prominently	illus-         Instruments and Sonic Experiments in
                                                   trated	 on	 the	 book’s	 front	 cover,	 while	    Pop.	 	 San	 Francisco:	 Backbeat	 Books,	
                                                   the	 rear	 cover	 calls	 attention	 to	 “infor-   2005.		192	pp.:	46	black-and-white	illus.	
                                                   mation	 and	 nearly	 300	 images	 taken	          59-track	 CD.	 ISBN:	 	 0-87930-855-9.	
                                                   from	over	twenty	trade	catalogs	printed	          $24.95	(paper).
                                                   between	 1880	 and	 1930	 in	 Europe	 and	
                                                   the	United	States.”	The	careful	reader	of	        The	twentieth	century	saw	the	invention,	
                                                   the	 preface	 will	 learn	 that	Adams	 (also	     use,	and	obsolescence	of	numerous	musi-
                                                   the	 author	 of	 a	 similar	 work	 on	 brass-                                              	
                                                                                                     cal	instruments,	many	of	them	electronic.	
Harpo-lyre	made	by	Jean-François	Salomon,	Besan-   winds)	 limits	 his	 coverage	 to	 the	 years	    This	book	and	CD	will	serve	readers	as	a	
çon	(France),	about	1830.	MFA,	Boston.             1800-1932.	                                       friendly	introduction	to	this	wide	world,	

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which	encompasses	the	high-minded	and	           British	musician	and	writer,	also	gives	a	         tive,	treatments	of	their	topics.	With	only	
early	(like	the	ondes	martenot)	as	well	as	      brief	 history	 of	 the	 invention,	 manufac-      701	entries,	this	dictionary	is	selective	in	
the	commercially	conceived	tools	of	the	                                                       	
                                                 ture,	 and	 early	 players	 of	 the	 theremin.	    its	coverage.	It	is	strongest	in	its	discus-
rock	 musician.	 	 The	 CD	 includes	 brief	     And	this	is	merely	a	single	representative	        sion	 of	 violinists	 and	 aspects	 of	 violin	
demonstrations	of	dozens	of	instruments	         example—dozens	of	instruments	receive	             performance.	For	example,	it	has	useful	
heard	singly,	some	of	these	followed	by	         similar	 informative	 treatment.	 Much	 of	        articles	 on	 bow	 vibrato	 and	 scordatura.	
an	 illustrative	 composition.	 	An	 appen-      the	 information	 comes	 from	 Brend’s	            Its entries on specific composers contain
dix	directs	the	readers	to	published	uses	       own	recent	interviews	with	the	users	of	           helpful	 works	 lists.	 One	 can	 read	 about	
                                                 these	instruments,	but	he	also	has	mined	          the	best-known	violinists	of	the	past	and	
                                                 musical	and	general	periodicals	from	the	          present,	but	certainly	not	all	notable	vio-
                                                 1950s	forward.                                     linists.	 For	 example,	 a	 reader	 interested	
                                                                                                    in	violinists	in	Beethoven’s	circle	could	
                                                 Included	 are	 “piano	 attachments”	 like	         find entries for George Bridgetower,
                                                 the	solovox,	the	clavioline,	and	the	uni-          Franz	Clement,	and	Ignaz	Schuppanzigh,	
                                                 vox;	 early	 drum	 machines;	 magnetic	            but	 nothing	 about	 Wenzel	 Krumpholtz,	
                                                 tape	in	radio	and	television	(France	and	          or	Anton	and	Paul	Wranitzky.
                                                 Britain);	 the	 Moog	 and	 other	 synthesiz-
                                                 ers;	 and	 various	 electronic	 oddities	 and	     The	 information	 included	 is	 sometimes	
                                                 hybrids.		                                         unquestioned	 received	 knowledge,	 re-
                                                                                     	J.	K.        gurgitated	 from	 other	 reference	 sourc-
                                                                                                    es.	 For	 example,	 the	 entry	 on	 the	 bow	
                                                                                                    (“Bogen”),	 while	 running	 to	 over	 three	
                                                                                                    pages, remains superficial as regards the
                                                                                                    history	 of	 the	 bow.	 An	 oft-reproduced,	
                                                                                                    crudely	 drawn	 diagram	 taken	 from	 F.J.	
                                                                                                    Fétis,	 Antoine Stradivari, Luthier célè-
                                                                                                    bre connu sous le nom de Stradivarius	
of	 the	 respective	 instruments	 in	 a	 list	                                                      (Paris,	 1856),	 shows	 the	 development	
of films, vinyl singles, and long-play-                                                             of	 the	 bow	 through	 examples	 labeled	
ing	 vinyl	 recordings,	 mostly	 from	 1975	                                                        with	 the	 names	 of	 famous	 players	 from	
or	 before.	 Would-be	 collectors	 of	 these	                                                       the	past.	In	contrast,	the	entry	“Frosch”	
twentieth-century	 artifacts	 may	 consult	                                                         (frog)	includes	useful,	detailed	diagrams	
the author’s five pages of tips for buying                                                          of	 a	 clip-in	 frog,	 a	 crémaillère	 mecha-
and	playing	them,	which	gives	aftermar-                                                             nism,	and	a	Tourte-style	frog.	Entries	on	
ket	sources	and	sample	prices.                                                                      makers	tend	to	be	brief	and	too	few	mak-
                                                                                                    ers	are	included.	Entries	on	parts	of	the	
The	 organizing	 principle	 here	 is	 “the	                                                         instrument	are	a	little	better.
quest	 for	 new,	 old,	 or	 simply	 ‘strange’	
sounds”	 in	 popular	 music.	 This	 hook,	       Stefan Drees, editor. Lexikon der                  As	a	quick	reference	to	keep	handy	in	a	
probably	 intended	 to	 appeal	 to	 a	 broad	    Violine: Baugeschichte, Spielpraxis,               violinist’s	studio	without	access	to	MGG	
base	 of	 buyers,	 unites	 vastly	 different	    Komponisten und ihre Werke, Interpre-              or	the	New Grove,	the	Lexikon der Vio-
instruments.	 Not	 all	 of	 the	 book	 deals	    ten.	Laaber:	Laaber	Verlag,	2004.	803	             line	has	merit.	Many	interesting	facts	can	
with	 electronics—chapters	 are	 devoted	        pp.:	96	illus.,	18	musical	exx.		ISBN:	            be	learned	by	browsing	it,	but	it	will	not	
to	the	sitar	(as	used	in	1960s	pop	music),	      3-8900-544-4. €118.00 (hardcover).                 satisfy	the	reader	who	wants	to	go	below	
improvised	instruments	(washboard,	ka-                                                              the	surface.
zoo,	musical	saw),	free-reed	instruments	        The	 intention	 behind	 the	 Lexikon der                                      	John	Moran
(harmonica,	 melodica),	 plucked	 strings	       Violine	(Lexicon of the Violin: Lutherie,                   Peabody	Conservatory	of	Music
(dulcimer,	 autoharp),	 and	 many	 varia-        Technique, Repertory, Interpreters)	 was	
tions	on	these.                                  to	 have	 a	 single	 volume	 where	 violin-        Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr., and Dennis E.
                                                 ists	 could	 look	 up	 anything	 about	 their	     Northway. Pipe Organs of Chicago, vol.
“Popular music” is defined broadly—we            instrument,	its	history,	or	literature.	That	      1. Oak	 Park,	 IL:	 Chauncey	 Park	 Press,	
read	 not	 only	 about	 the	 custom-made	        noble aim is not completely fulfilled,             2005.	xii,	274	pp.:	465	color	illus.	ISBN:	
“electro	 theremin”	 heard	 in	 the	 1966	       but	this	attractive	one-volume	reference	          0966780833.	$65.00	(hardbound).
Beach	 Boys	 album	 “Good	 Vibrations,”	         source	 will	 be	 of	 interest	 to	 violinists	
but	about	the	use	of	the	conventional	ther-      who	 read	 German	 comfortably.	The	 en-           “Today,	 almost	 every	 important	 Ger-
emin by film composer Miklos Rozsa for           tries,	 by	 a	 team	 of	 33	 contributors,	 are	   man	 city	 has	 a	 published	 organ	 atlas,”	
two films released in 1945. The author, a        concise	and	accurate,	though	not	exhaus-           Stephen	 L.	 Pinel	 writes	 in	 his	 foreword	

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	 this	 lavish	 photo	 album.	 “Why	 not	
to	                                                earlier	 twentieth	 century,	 including	 nu-      garian)	 tracing	 the	 progress	 of	 the	 col-
here?”	 The	 literal	 question	 goes	 unan-        merous	 examples	 by	 Austin,	 Casavant	          lection,	the	morphology	and	various	eth-
swered,	 but	 this	 volume	 answers	 the	          Frères,	 and	 Skinner.	 Other	 examples,	         nographic	 types	 of	 bagpipes	 and	 other	
rhetorical	question	with	handsome	color	           mostly	 from	 churches	 and	 synagogues,	         reed	 instruments,	 relevant	 iconography,	
photographs,	stop	lists,	and	brief	histori-        were	installed	as	recently	as	2005.	In	one	       and	social	aspects	of	the	bagpiper’s	life.	
cal	sketches	documenting	approximately	            unique	example,	the	Schlicker-Berghaus	           Following	is	a	catalog	of	the	exhibition	
100	 organs	 present	 in	 buildings	 in	 and	      organ	at	the	Church	of	the	Ascension,	a	          (text	 in	 Hungarian	 only),	 giving	 clear	
                                            	
around	 Chicago	 at	 the	 time	 of	 writing.	      remote	 conductor’s	 podium	 includes	 a	         color	 photographs	 and	 basic	 measure-
(A	volume	continuing	the	coverage	will	            short keyboard of twenty-five notes and           ments	 of	 more	 than	 forty	 bagpipes	 of	
“perhaps”	appear	in	the	future.)                   four	stops,	using	which	a	conductor	can	
                                                   give	pitches	to	singers.	
The first documented organ in Chica-
go,	 installed	 in	 Saint	 James	 Episcopal	       Several	 secular	 organs	 are	 documented,	
Church	in	1837,	is	gone,	as	is	the	origi-          including	an	eighty-rank	Wurlitzer,	opus	
nal	 building.	A	 second	 building	 on	 this	      1571,	 built	 for	 the	 Riviera	 Theater	 of	
                                                   Omaha.	Described	as	currently	the	larg-
                                                   est	 theater	 organ	 in	 the	 world,	 this	 ex-
                                                   travagant	instrument	is	now	installed	in	a	
                                                   private	residence	in	Barrington	Hills,	IL.	
                                                   The	book	includes	a	bibliography	and	in-
                                                   dexes	of	makers,	buildings,	and	cities.
                                                                                         	J.	K.

                                                   Zoltan G. Szabó. A duda/The Bagpipe.	
                                                   Catalogs	of	the	Museum	of	Ethnography	
                                                   9.	Budapest:	Néprajzi	Múzeum/Museum	
                                                   of	Ethnography,	2004.	136	pp:	196	color	
                                                   illus.,	61	black-and-white	illus.,	4	tables.	
                                                   ISBN:	963-9540-099.	4,200	forints	(pa-
                                                   per).
                                                                                                     Hungary,	 as	 well	 as	 many	 chanters	 and	
                                                   This	annotated	catalog	stems	from	an	ex-          other	fragments.	Also	in	the	catalog	are	
                                                   hibition	 held	 at	 the	 Museum	 of	 Ethnog-      several	Bulgarian	and	other	bagpipes,	as	
                                                   raphy,	 Budapest,	 from	 May	 28,	 2004,	 to	     well	 as	 shawms,	 bladder	 pipes,	 mouth	
site	 burned	 in	 the	 Great	 Fire	 of	 1871,	     February	27,	2005,	entitled	(in	translation)	     organs,	 and	 lip-vibrated	 aerophones	 of	
bringing	 about	 the	 demise	 of	 a	 second	       “If	You	Want	to	Be	a	Piper….”	The	mu-             wood	or	horn	from	Hungarian	and	other	
organ.	 A	 similar	 fate	 met	 many	 other	        seum is the repository of the field record-       cultures.	
buildings	 and	 organs	 in	 the	 city,	 and	 in	   ings	made	by	Béla	Bartók,	Zoltán	Kodály,	
fact almost no pre-fire organs are listed          and five other ethnographers of Eastern           Beginning	 in	 the	 early	 nineteenth	 cen-
here.		The	one	exception	is	a	transplant,	         European	 folk	 musicians	 (many	 of	 them	       tury,	 written	 and	 iconographic	 sources	
an	 instrument	 built	 in	 1698	 by	 Johann	       pipers)	between	1906	and	the	late	1930s.	         cited	by	Szabó	provide	detailed	evidence	
Christoph	 Hartman	 (or	 Harttmann)	 of	           Before	 the	 recording	 era,	 the	 Hungarian	     of	piping	in	Hungary;	most	of	this	activ-
Württemberg,	Germany.	(This	is	said	to	            collectors	János	Xántus	(by	1869-70)	and	         ity	waned	by	the	1930s.	He	also	tells	of	a	
be	 the	 maker’s	 only	 surviving	 organ.)	    	   János	 Jankó	 (by	 1888-89)	 had	 amassed	        resurgence	of	interest	in	Hungarian	bag-
The	three-rank	organ	was	brought	to	the	           folk	 instruments	 from	 as	 far	 away	 as	       pipe	culture	beginning	in	the	1970s,	the	
United	State	States	in	1817	(its	case	ap-          North	 Africa,	 the	 Far	 East,	 and	 Borneo.	    founding	of	summer	and	holiday	courses	
pears	to	date	from	around	this	time)	and	          The	 museum’s	 broad	 collection	 has	 con-       in	bagpiping	in	1981,	and	the	subsequent	
donated	 to	 the	 Church	 of	 the	 Brethren	       tinued to expand into the twenty-first cen-       rediscovery	and	lionizing	of	one	surviv-
headquarters	in	1957.                              tury.	The	exhibition	included	reed	pipes	of	      ing	“last	piper,”	and		then	a	second.
                                                   many	 types	 and	 origins,	 but	 highlighted	
The	book’s	initial	chapter	focuses	on	Chi-         the	museum’s	rich	holdings	of	Hungarian	                                                	J.	K.
cago	 makers,	 including	 Lyon	 &	 Healy,	         instruments,	along	with	about	thirty	pho-
W.W.	Kimball,	Berghaus,	and	Bradford.	     	       tographs	of	Hungarian	pipers	taken	during	
Subsequent	chapters	proceed	in	chrono-             the	early	twentieth	century.                      If	you	are	interested	in	reviewing	a	book	
logical	order	of	each	organ’s	installation,	                                                         or	 a	 CD	 for	 the	 Newsletter,	 please	 con-
embracing	 seven	 nineteenth-century	              Szabó,	 one	 of	 the	 curators,	 provides	 an	    tact	 Jim	 Kopp,	 our	 Review	 Editor,	 at	    	
instruments	 and	 dozens	 more	 from	 the	         introductory	essay	in	English	(and	Hun-           J2Kopp@aol.com.	

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     	                                           and	 patron	 of	 the	 PAdM,	 Gustav	 Le-        Both	the	Journal	of	the	American	Mu-
      MONTISI	TO	HOST		                          onhardt.	Following	him	will	be	recitals	        sical	 Instrument	 Society	 and	 the	 Soci-
                                                 given	 by	 the	 critically	 acclaimed	 Skip	    ety’s Newsletter reflect the purpose for
      MASTERCLASSES                              Sempé,	as	well	as	rising	young	Iranian	         which	AMIS	was	founded:	to	promote	
Set	 in	 the	Tuscan	 hills	 south	 of	 Siena,	   harpsichordist	Mahan	Esfahani,	Marco	           the	study	of	the	history,	design,	and	use	
Italy,	 the	 ancient	 and	 picturesque	 vil-     Mencoboni’s	Cantar	Lontano	ensemble	            of	 musical	 instruments	 in	 all	 cultures	
lage	of	Montisi	is	about	to	become	the	          and	 a	 concert	 by	 Sempé’s	 	 group	 Cap-     and	from	all	periods.		The	Journal	con-
home	of	an	innovative	musical	institu-           priccio	Stravagante	will	perform.	              tains	lengthy	scholarly	articles,	reviews,	
tion	 devoted	 to	 the	 art	 of	 the	 harpsi-                                                    and	 an	 annual	 bibliography	 of	 book-
chord	 and	 the	 associated	 music	 of	 the	     Each	 year	 twenty	 weeks	 will	 be	 de-        length	 publications.	 	 The	 Newsletter	
renaissance	and	the	baroque.	                    voted	 to	 masterclasses	 given	 to	 aspir-     presents	 shorter	 articles	 and	 reviews,	
                                                 ing	young	professionals	by	the	stars	of	        reprints	 of	 selected	 historical	 docu-
The	 result	 of	 a	 vision	 by	 harpsichord	     the	 harpsichord	 world,	 with	 a	 further	     ments,	 and	 a	 biennial	 bibliography	 of	
maker	Bruce	Kennedy	to	provide	a	re-             six	weeks	open	to	students	who	do	not	          articles	in	English.		Its	function	is	also	
                                                                                                 to	 communicate	 information	 about	 the	
source	where	students	could	experience	          intend	 to	 make	 harpsichord	 playing	
                                                                                                 Society’s	meetings	and	awards,	news	of	
the	 full	 range	 of	 instruments	 and	 their	   their	 profession.	 Between	 ten	 and	 fif-
                                                                                                 members’	 activities,	 notices	 of	 events	
music	from	different	periods	and	coun-           teen	students	will	be	accepted	for	each	
                                                                                                 sponsored	 by	 other	 organizations,	 and	
tries,	the	Piccola	Accademia	di	Montisi	         weekly	 course,	 in	 order	 to	 maximise	       reports	 or	 announcements	 concerning	
(PAdM)—is	to	be	a	place	where	young	             the	 amount	 of	 personal	 attention	 each	     institutional	 and	 private	 collections	 of	
musicians	can	explore	what	it	means	to	          can	be	given.		                                 musical	instruments.
play	 an	 instrument	 appropriate	 to	 the	
repertoire,	 whatever	 the	 epoch	 or	 geo-      The	 Accademia	 will	 also	 incorporate	        AMIS	members	are	encouraged	to	sub-
graphical	origin.	                               a	 comprehensive	 library	 of	 scores	          mit	materials	to	the	Newsletter,	includ-
                                                 and	 facsimiles,	 and	 will	 make	 perfor-      ing	clear	black-and-white	or	color	pho-
Comments	 Kennedy:	 “If	 one	 only	              mances,	 masterclasses	 and	 educational	       tographs.		Electronic	submission	of	all	
imagines	the	differences	between	Mon-            materials	 widely	 available	 using	 the	       items is preferred, specifically articles
teverdi’s	Venice,	Versailles	 at	 the	 time	     latest	 technology.	 The	 board’s	 ambi-        as	 attachments	 in	 Microsoft	Word	 and	
of	 Couperin,	 or	 Bach’s	 Leipzig,	 one	        tion	 is	 that	 the	 PAdM	 should	 not	 only	   photos	in	JPEG.		Contributors	wishing	
immediately	 gets	 a	 sense	 of	 how	 the	       be	 available	 to	 talented	 young	 musi-       to	submit	articles	which	have	appeared	
harpsichord	was	transmuted	into	some-            cians,	 but	 also	 to	 school	 children	 and	   in	newspapers	or	magazines	should	in-
thing	else	by	each	culture.	Those	harp-          interested	 followers	 of	 music	 of	 this	     clude	the	full	title	of	the	publication,	the	
sichords	 were	 as	 different	 as	 the	 lan-     period.	Board	chairman	Laurel	Powers-           date	of	the	article,	and	the	name	and	e-
guages	 spoken	 by	 the	 composers	 who	         Freeling	 commented:	 “The	 trustees	 of	       mail address of the appropriate official
wrote	for	them.”                                 the	PAdM	seek	to	combine	the	highest	           who	can	give	permission	for	reprinting.	    	
                                                                                                 Most	large	publications	or	news	agen-
                                                 quality	 music	 making	 with	 a	 commit-
                                                                                                 cies,	however,	require	fees	that	are	be-
The	 Accademia	 has	 begun	 to	 acquire	         ment	to	the	broadest	possible	access	to	
                                                                                                 yond	the	limits	of	the	Society’s	budget.
a	 range	 of	 suitable	 instruments,	 both	      our	work.”
carefully	restored	originals	and	meticu-                                                         The	 Newsletter	 is	 published	 in	 fall,	
lously	 crafted	 modern	 copies.	 It	 is	 an-    Accademia	plans	also	include	a	perma-           spring,	summer	issues	with	submission	
ticipated	 that	 around	 six	 harpsichords	      nent	recording	facility	that	will	feature	      deadlines	 of	 October	 15,	 January	 15,	
will	be	available	when	its	doors	open	to	        state-of-the-art	 technology	 combined	         and	June	15.		Each	issue	is	also	repro-
its	first	students,	and	the	plan	is	to	ex-       with	the	fine	acoustics	of	local	perfor-        duced	in	full	on	the	Society’s	website,	
pand	 that	 collection	 over	 time.	 Instru-     mance	venues.	The	Accademia	will	de-            www.amis.org, where you can also find
ment	makers	like	the	renowned	Martin	            velop	 a	 recording	 project	 to	 showcase	     information	about	the	society	and	about	
Skowroneck	 and	 Britain’s	 Malcolm	             its	 special	 resources	 and	 world	 class	     membership.
Rose	 are	 to	 be	 involved,	 and	 Kennedy	      harpsichordists	 and	 that	 will	 help	 dis-
himself	will	supervise	the	general	well-         seminate	 the	 fruits	 of	 this	 astonishing	
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                                                   RARE	BANJO	DONATED	TO	MFA
What	 is	 likely	 the	 most	 elaborately	 or-        silver	 and	 gold,	 while	 a	 “resonator	 ring”	   Consalvi	exhibited	this	incomparable	ban-
namented	 banjo	 ever	 made	 was	 recently	          patented	by	Consalvi	in	1896	is	mounted	           jo	several	times,	and	was	honored	with	the	
donated	to	the	Museum	of	Fine	Arts,	Bos-             atop	 the	 rim,	 its	 silver	 surface	 engraved	   highest	awards	at	the	Paris	Exhibition	in	
ton.	 Painstakingly	 created	 over	 a	 three-        with	a	hand	some	laurel	wreath.	The	heel	          1900,	 the	 Pan-American	 Worlds’	 Fair	 in	
year	 period,	 and	 completed	 in	 1896,	 the	       of	 the	 neck	 is	 carved	 and	 gilded	 to	 rep-   Buffalo	in	1901,	the	Crystal	Palace	Exhibi-
instrument	is	the	work	of	Icilio	Consalvi	           resent	the	head	of	Christopher	Columbus,	          tion	in	London	in	1902,	and	the	St.	Louis	
(1865–1951).	 Born	 in	 Italy	 and	 trained	         whose	likeness	is	also	depicted	in	pearl	at	       World’s	Fair	in	1904.	It	was	likely	shown	
there	 as	 a	 jewelry	 maker,	 Consalvi	 was	        the upper end of the fingerboard. As an            at	 the	 Museum	 of	 Fine	Arts	 as	 well,	 in	
perhaps	 the	 most	 talent-
ed	 artist	 to	 ever	 work	 in	
the	 musical	 instrument	
industry	 in	 Boston.	 He	
was	 employed	 by	 banjo	
maker	 W.	 A.	 Cole,	 but	
also	 apparently	 did	 con-
tract	 work	 for	 other	 in-
strument firms in Bos-
ton,	creating	the	intricate	
decoration	found	on	their	
most	 expensive	 banjos,	
guitars,	 and	 mandolins.	
This	included	inlay	made	
from	mother-of-pearl	and	
ivory,	as	well	as	delicate-
ly	engraved	hardware.

The	 MFA’s	 banjo	 was	
designed	 and	 decorated	
entirely	 by	 Consalvi	
himself,	though	the	basic	
neck,	 rim,	 and	 some	 of	                                                                                          February	1912,	as	part	of	an	
the	hardware	were	likely	                                                                                            exhibition	titled	“The	Native	
pieces	 he	 obtained	 from	                                                                                          Arts	 of	 our	 Foreign	 Popula-
one	 of	 Boston’s	 major	                                                                                            tion.”	As	an	interesting	side-
banjo	      manufacturers.	                                                                                          bar,	 Consalvi	 was	 offered	
Although	 Consalvi	 is	                                                                                              $10,000	 for	 the	 instrument	
responsible	 for	 the	 inlay	                                                                                        by	local	art	collector	Isabella	
work	on	many	other	sur-                                                                                              Stuart	Gardner,	for	whom	he	
viving	 instruments	 that	                                                                                           had	 previously	 created	 vari-
were	 marketed	 by	 his	                                                                                             ous	pieces	of	jewelry.
employers,	he	considered	
this	 banjo	 his	 crowning	                                                                                         This	 treasured	 heirloom	 has	
achievement.	 As	 such,	                                                                                            remained	in	the	Consalvi	fam-
he	 spared	 no	 expense	                                                                                            ily	for	over	one	hundred	years,	
adorning	it	as	thoroughly	                                                                                          and	they	have	often	discussed	
as	 possible.	 According	                                                                                           their	 desire	 to	 see	 it	 placed	
to	 his	 own	 account	 in	 a	                                                                                       in	 a	 museum,	 where	 it	 could	
1949	 newspaper	 article,	                                                                                          be	viewed	by	the	public.	The	
the	 instrument	 contains	                                                                                          banjo	has	recently	been	placed	
over	 39,000	 separate	                                                                                             on	prominent	view	just	outside	
pieces	of	engraved	pearl,	                                                                                          the	MFA’s	musical	instrument	
ivory,	 and	 semi-precious	                                                                                         gallery,	and	it	will	surely	take	
stones inlaid into the fin-                                                                                         a	place	of	pride	in	the	Muse-
gerboard,	 neck,	 headstock,	 and	 rim.	 (It	        Italian,	Consalvi	was	probably	inspired	to	        um’s	new	wing	for	American	art,	slated	to	
seems	 likely	 that	 the	 count	 is	 closer	 to	     include	these	motifs	by	the	1892	quadra-           open	in	2010.
3,900	pieces,	which	is	still	an	astonishing	         centennial	of	Columbus’s	discovery	of	the	
number.)	The	hooks	and	hardware	that	en-             New	 World,	 celebrated	 most	 publicly	 at	                          	 Darcy	Kuronen
circle	 the	 head	 are	 of	 beautifully	 chased	     the	Chicago	World’s	Fair	in	1893.                               Museum	of	Fine	Arts,	Boston


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