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Books – CDs – postcards – technical drawings – instrument photographs – datasheets – for full details, use the buttons to the right. Once you have looked there, click on the price list button to the right for – well – prices
New spring 2017
Thomas Sanderson’s Account of Incidents: The Edinburgh Musical Society 1727–1801 and its impact on the city
by Martin Hillman
Topping our book sales list, a companion volume to
The Temple of Harmony –
Available now, pre-launch price, £14 plus post and packing
Buy Thomas Sanderson along with Temple of Harmony for the reduced price of £20 plus post and packing – Full details here; Prices here.
The Temple of Harmony: A new architectural history of St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh
Published in 2011, it is by Joe Rock, Martin Hillman and Antonia J Bunch. It describes the details of the hall's construction, decoration and improvement.
It then brings the story right up to date – the University of Edinburgh restored it to its original use in the 1960s. Click on books.
For the more technically minded, we have John Barnes's book Making a Spinet by Traditional Methods, and photographs of instruments in the collection, plus data sheets. Click on books.
We publish Within a Mile of Edinburgh, a book of keyboard pieces by 18th century composers and arrangers. Click on books. There is a CD with the pieces in Within a Mile the book played by John Kitchen –plus related songs – and a price-cut for those buying CD and book
Our CDs, include three offering a range of contemporaneous music played by John Kitchen on instruments from the collection at the St Cecilia’s Hall Museum.
There are also John Kitchen CDs of music from the courts of the French kings Louis XIV and Louis XV, one of Handel overtures arranged for harpsichord, and one of music by François Couperin with the late Lucy Carolan. All these use instruments from the collection
Our well-known guide to all the instruments in the collection is out of print but is to be updated.
We have a wide range of technical drawings of keyboard, plucked string, woodwind and brasswind instruments suitable for those wishing to make their own. For keyboard instruments, we also have detailed photos and datasheets offering detailed technical information of keyboard instruments in the St Cecilia's Hall museum. use the links above or click on the buttons, right . The drawing of the Andreas Ruckers 1630 6-voet virginal in the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels is back on sale.
We also benefit from the sale catalogues of the Historic Musical Instruments in the Edinburgh University Collection. They are on a separate site – to get there click on that link. To buy straight away, click here if you are UK buyer or here if you are an overseas one
Most of our own items will be on sale at the hall during opening hours once refurbishment is completed. This is scheduled for late 2016. They are all available by mail order. For our sales lists, click on the buttons alongside, or click here for our prices page which also includes helpful information on how to order and and how pay.
To place an order please first go to our prices page. For more details, please email: publications @ stceciliasfriends.org.uk. Remove the spaces which are there in the vague hope of thwarting automatic spammers
If you really need a terrestrial address, please write to
Friends of St Cecilia’s Hall
c/o Jenny Nex
Special Collections, 6th floor
Click to get to the website of the Historic Musical Instruments in the Edinburgh University Collection. To go straight to the order page, click on the link depending on whether you are a UK buyer or an overseas one.