Letters from F. Geoffrey Rendall to Eric McGavin

Letters from F. Geoffrey Rendall, author of 'The Clarinet'. Letters contain discussion of the history of brass instrument manufacture, technical terms relating to clarinet keys, discussion of loaned pieces for an exhibition of musical instruments and a request by Rendall for access to clarinets in the Boosey and Hawkes museum in order to take photographs for Rendall's book.

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