The NCEM has the following instruments available for hire
Single manual harpsichord after Michael Mietke c.1710 (German)
Maker: Colin Booth, 1998
Compass: GG – e3
Strung at A 415 Hz, transposes up a semitone
8 foot + 8 foot + buff
218 x 90 x 24 cm
Painted in red (stand separate)
Double manual harpsichord after Goermans-Taskin 1783 (Franco-Flemish)Maker: Michael Johnson, 1997
Working compass at A 415 and A 440 Hz: FF – ff3
(no bottom FF at A 392 Hz)
Strung at A 415 Hz, transposing up and down a semitone
Two 8 ft choirs, plus a 4 ft + buff
Lacquered in dark red and decorated with gold leaf in the French 18th century style (stand separate)
Fortepiano after J. Fritz 1820 (Viennese)
Maker: Dennis Woolley, 1998
Compass: 61/2 octaves (CC – f4)
Pitch A 430 Hz (NB cannot be tuned to modern concert pitch)
Size 246 x 125 x 90 cm (stand separate)
Maker: Peter Collins 1995
Three-stop continuo organ (stops Wood Gedact 8, Flute 4, Principal 2)
Compass: CC – g (56 notes)
With transposer (one semitone higher or lower from A440)
3 ft 7 in (height) x 3 ft 6 in (width) x 1 ft 9 in (depth)
6’6″ Grand Piano
Maker: Bosendorfer (1999)
Tuned to modern pitch
£100.00 + VAT per day for use in situ at the NCEM or £150 + VAT per day for external hire.
Please note that it is not possible to hire the piano for external use. The hirer is also responsible for arranging transport and insurance and all associated costs.
Tuning will be charged at cost. Please ask for details.
We also have 6 large wrought iron candelabras available for hire, please ask for more information.
To ask about instrument hire please contact Hannah Witcomb, Operations and Events Manager on 01904 632220 or at firstname.lastname@example.org