Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-ch'in, la-pa
Chinese ti-tzu, so-na, yueh-ch'in, la-pa and Japanese hiji-riki. . Chromolithograph from an illustration by William Gibb from A.J. Hipkins' Musical Instruments, Historic, Rare and Unique, Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1888. Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903) was an English musicologist who specialized in the history of the pianoforte and other instruments.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Music cover, Dearie Mine, by Meredith and Thorburn
Music cover, Dearie Mine, vocal waltz, with words by Joe Meredith and music by Billy Thorburn, featured and broadcast by The Savoy Havana Band and recorded by The Savoy Orpheans at the Savoy Hotel, London.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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Flageolets - the last example in present use of the 'flutes douces' or 'a bec' which were so popular in the 17th century. Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary (20th January, 1667) "To Drumbleby's the pipe-maker, there to advise about the making of a flageolet to go low and soft; and he do show me... a fashion of having two pipes... fastened together, so as I can play in one and then echo it upon the other, thisch is mighty pretty!". The two flageolets shown here were made by Wm. Bainbridge of London, about one hundred years ago. Date: 1929
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection