A fabulous tribute article written for The Double Reed, with many intriguing details of Bruce's life and times. A listing of his publications and recordings is also provided. Reposted with the permission of the author.
An ambitious long-term plan to replenish the supply of boxwood in the Chilterns, Oxfordshire for musical instruments for future generations. Box trees are very slow-growing, often taking more than 100 years to become large enough for a hautboy. Huw is a leading advocate of fairly harvested hardwoods for musical instruments, having also worked in East Africa to preserve and responsibly harvest remaining stands of grenadilla.
For further details please write to Huw at Huwcrompton@aol.com
Bruce Haynes (1942-2011) summarized his personal views on rhetorical approaches to music, contrasting them with the romantic and modern styles. A must-read for anyone wanting to understand this topic.
This review originally appeared in the journal of the American Musical Instrument Society in 2008.
*Description of a staple belonging to an oboe from ca 1720 - 40.*
I found this staple together with an oboe that belongs to the museum ”Kulturen” in Lund, in the south of Sweden. The oboe is stored in their warehouse together with several different objects.