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Instrument Collection at the Faculty of Music

The Cudworth Room houses the Faculty’s collection of instruments.

Instrument Hire: Some instruments may be available for hire at a small cost per term. Please contact the Director of Performance, Maggie Faultless ( for more information. 


Keyboard Instruments

  •  David Rubio double manual  harpsichord (transposing 415/440)
  • Bruce Kennedy single manual harpsichord (transposing 415/440)
  • Robert Goble 7 pedal harpsichord A440
  • Klop chamber organ single manual continuo instrument with 3 stops (8’4’2’) plus quint (treble only) (transposing 415/440/466), with Klop regal available as add-on
  • Thomas Wess clavichord (after Hass) A415
  • Dereck Adlam fortepiano A430
  • Erard (French) grand piano 1840  c.A440

String instruments and bows

  • 9 Baroque violins 5 by Alan, Beavitt, 3 by Roland Ross and 1 by Jay Haide
  • 4 Baroque violas by Jonathan Woolston, Chris Johnson, Richard Duke & Nelson
  • 1 viola d’amore by Thomas Hulinsky
  • 3 Baroque celli by David Rubio, George Stoppani and Nelson
  • 1 Baroque double bass by Kai Thomas Roth
  • 6 Viols by Arnold Dolmetsch (2 treble, 2 tenor 2 bass)
  • 3 Viols by Ubel (1 treble 1 alto 1 bass)
  • Baroque bows for all baroque instruments by Richard Wilson
  • 8 Viol bows by Dolmetsch, Mettal and Golz
  • Quartet (2 violins, viola cello)  of bows after Tourte by Philip Brown
  • Modern String quartet by Vincent (2 violins, viola cello) – early 20th Century
  • Modern cello – English c. 1800


  • 5 Natural trumpets (3 by Vanryne, 2 by Meinl & Lauber
  • 3 Natural horns (two by Meinl and Lauber and one by Raoux) A415
  • 5 Baroque oboes (three by Pau Orriois, two by Jones) A415
  • 2 Baroque bassoons (one by Robert Cronin, one by  Porthaux) A415
  • 4 Traverso flutes (two by Martin Wenner, one by Alain and Stéphanie Weemaels,   one by Bigio) A415
  • 3 Renaissance Flutes by Stanley
  • 2 Moeck Treble recorders after Denner A415
  • Renaissance recorder consort by Kobliczc A440
  • 1 Serpent
  • 2 Ophiclides

Instruments from non-Western traditions

As reflects its pioneering role in the study of ethnomusicology, the University has been the recipient of instruments from many different cultural traditions, including a Javanese gamelan and a sitar.