THE MECHANICS OF MECHANICAL MUSIC

The arrangement and presentation of music for the automatic mechanical musical instrument has fascinated people for at least three hundred years. This book describes how to arrange music for self-playing instruments together with practical musical embellishments, the tools used in pinning barrels, and a host of other practical aspects. There are two complete musical scores with easy-to-follow, step-by-step pinning instructions as taught originally by the 18th century masters, Dom Bedos de Celles and Joseph Engramelle. A section describes how to make your own piano-rolls. This book was originally published in 1972 as a limited edition but demand has never diminished and second-hand copies fetch astronomical prices in sales. A wholly-new edition is to be available later this year. Published by Music & Automata Publications, Surrey. 120 pp softback. ISBN 0 903817 00 4. Contact the Author for more details.