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Crescent instrument for University of Edinburgh collection

The wife of music lover Frank Tomes who was once the owner of many instruments has let a University of Edinburgh establishment have several, following his death.
Edinburgh, home to Edinburgh University.
The wife of music lover Frank Tomes who was once the owner of many instruments has let a University of Edinburgh establishment have several, following his death.

Visitors to the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments at the Scottish university will now be able to see the items donated by Susan Tomes.

Among them is a bell-covered and possibly French instrument. Made partly of brass, it is called a Turkish Crescent.

Along with 35 other donated instruments, it will also be the subject of research at the University.

It features a metallic crescent moon shaped section, decked with two different sorts of bell at the top of a wooden handle, rather like a chair or table leg.

Above this is a sphere, and above that a 'Chinese hat' section, again with bells hanging from it. Sitting atop the slim, tall instrument is a metal eagle.

It features 28 small bells in total so should produce quite a sound when played!

Published by KT.ADNFCR-2133-ID-801337975-ADNFCR Posted on 12 Apr 2012 10:33 to category : Instruments News

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