• Short Summary

    Andrew Brown show us the reproductions of ancient musical instruments he has made.

  • Description

    Streatham, London.

    Andrew Brown, a violinist from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is seen carving a kind of circular wooden violin base on a workbench; several old violin-type instruments hang on the wall. Commentator tells us Andrew re-creates old instruments from long ago.

    He walks into his living room and picks up a Vielle, a violin from the time of William the Conqueror, and starts to play a jaunty little tune (natural sound). Andrew then picks up an Ur Heen (ancient Chinese instrument) and a Ravanastron, made from a stick inserted into a coconut. He picks up a Welsh Crwth, which looks like a Greek harp or Hebrew lyre, and starts to play.

    Note: there is a small news cutting about Andrew on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    429.08
    Media URN:
    4346
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:25:00 / 01:18:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 697

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