|Saturday 14th September
Morning visit to Burghley House and the Holdich at Easton on the Hill.
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Burghley, near Stamford, is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age. It was built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587.
Brownlow, the Ninth Earl of Exeter, was an avid collector of music. There is very large (closed stack) library of (mostly) eighteenth century music at the house. In the chapel, the organ is unique: a single manual, 7-stop instrument in the shape of a harpsichord case, dating from 1790 - it is a marvel of engineering, as well as a decent instrument. It was last restored by Dominic Gwynn in 1985, and is hand-pumped.
Burghley House would like a list of attendees in advance. We will meet at 9:15 am at the House.
Easton on the Hill has a two-manual Holdich from 1849, in good condition, having been restored by Richard Bower.
(Further information about the organ
Roughly, I expect our itinerary will be:
meet at 9:15 at Burghley House Porter's Lodge
roughly an hour's playing and listening
coffee in the Orangery
travel to Easton
playing from roughly 11 to 12, or so.