英国的音乐盒会

介绍到英国的音乐盒会.

In 十二月, 1962 关于 30 来自英国各地的人们遇到的曼德维尔酒店, 伦敦, at the invitation of Mr Cyril De Vere Green. A dentist by profession, 在此之际,他的主要兴趣是在不同种类的牙齿: that found on a musical box comb. The purpose of the meeting was to inaugurate the Musical Box Society of Great Britain.

该音乐盒协会国际, 其家在美国, 已成立 1949, 和最初人们认为它在英国的成员将成为该组织的国外章, 但决定是形成一个完全独立的协会, 汇集音乐盒爱好者的一个新兴群体在英国,给他们的车辆交换信息, 知识和思想在他们的兴趣, as well as sharing the enjoyment of their instruments. With its aim of promoting an increased interest in and appreciation of musical boxes, 进一步研究他们,促进他们恢复和保护“最佳实践”, 它吸引成员来自世界的遥远角落,以及许多在英国, 并很快扩大其职权范围,以应付各种形式的机械音乐爱好者.

该MBSGB的既定目标并没有改变多年来, although the method of implementation may have done at times. Over the decades it has kept members up to date with the latest research and activities within the mechanical music field, 主要是通过其季度出版的杂志, 音乐盒, and through presentations at various Society meetings.

最初每年举办四个“国家”会议: 在伦敦两次一天事件, 在不同的地点和两个周末活动“的省份。”多年来,作为场馆和旅游资本变得过于昂贵, 会议减少到两个周末,每年为前, 和一个为期一天的活动,包括在每年六月初在中部举行的股东周年大会及社会拍卖.

The popular weekend meetings offer the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people while enjoying a mechanical music experience. Visits to collections, 许多人不向公众开放, 和其他地方的利益是一个功能, 随着感兴趣的主题演讲和演示. 许多长期存在的友谊首次通过分享共同利益引发在MBSGB会议. In addition to the national meetings there are 一些 local groups which usually meet 2 - 4 一年, 使社会活动,这些对他们来说,长途旅行更容易带来一个问题.

全彩季刊, 音乐盒, 从不小于 40 网页有时更多, 携带各种机械乐器的文章和新闻项目, 研究, 技术科目, 社会事务和成员, “姐姐”组织, 来自海外的出版物偶尔重印, and news from abroad. More recently, (以来 2000) 协会出版了一些书籍的话题的不同方面, such as 该Organette (现在有额外补充), 妮可因素 [在音乐盒业], 光盘音乐盒图书 (还具有补) 和 该音乐盒调表书. This latter is up-dated periodically with supplements, 和现在的工作进行了信息 500 不同的汽缸音乐盒调片 (或调谐卡), which help in identifying both makers and dates of manufacturer.

同它的目标和对象的行, 公会也促进了专用于奥地利滚筒音乐盒一书的英文版出版, 最初在德国出版 2017, 通过与音乐盒学会国际同样资助, 整个印刷成本, 没有这一点,就没有英文版本.

除了具有含仪器上的许多出版物和机械和蜉蝣方面的存档, is custodian of the A D Cunliffe Cylinder Musical Box Register, 这对大约数据 12,000 滚筒音乐盒, and to which data is still being added. This is literally a lifetime’s work of invaluable data, which compiler and long-standing member Arthur Cunliffe has painstakingly gathered over decades.

MBSGB 也作为一个接口与机械音乐事项的公开信息查找会员, 通过互联网的存在, 偶尔展览, and presentations given by members. As well as all the activities above, the benefits of membership include the facilitation of access to private collections and introductions to restorers willing to share their experience and 专门知识: 一些 members wishing to find advice and practical mentoring on their restoration projects have been helped in this way.

有关机械音乐和更多信息 MBSGB的活动, 看到 www.mbsgb.org.uk.