Royal College of Music Mini-Gallery

The reason for this virtual exhibition is because I have played music in earlier days in my life. I have decided to portray instruments from the past to show unique designs of these instruments and the interest that they portrayed

One of six Clavichords that were made. Dolmetsch chose this because of preference of history over the modern side. He liked to make historical models of instruments. Holds an interesting piano shape.
A preview of the grand harps that were to come.There are seven petals for different octaves of sound. Made by a French instrument maker.I chose it because it was right before the modern harp was made.
As the oldest, most renowned piano manufacturer, Broadwood built it so it would consistent of a number of octaves and good range. I chose this because it resembles what today's modern piano.
Made in the 1600's. As a folk instrument, it was used in traditional music styles as well. Cittrens are plucked stringed instruments. I chose this because of the guitar resemblance it shows.
Known today as a string bass. It was made in the 1600's. Made in London. I chose it because it truly depicts what a string bass looks and sounds like today.
A solo instrument. The plucked strings give a sound that is similar to a string bass. Made in the 1600's in London. I chose this because of the unique shape it has.
Cellos made in London. Norman was a very famous English instrument maker, especially for violins and cellos. I chose this because of how it relates to the modern day cello and viola.
Another example in this gallery of grand pianos by John Broadwood. This is very similar to the one in the previous grand piano by Broadwood. Made in 1799. Design is similar to today's pianos
Made by a Venetican instrument maker. Made in London in 1593. Its unique shape caught the eye of many, which is the reason for its placement in this gallery. It plays like today's typical piano.
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