Discover St Cecilia’s Hall and Musical Instrument Collection!
Have you ever heard a Japanese shakuhachi flute? Or the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle? Do you know how the saxophone was invented? Or why the piano has become so popular? Did you know St Cecilia’s wasn’t always a museum?
We have just completed a fantastic project that showcases St Cecilia’s Hall and its impressive and intriguing collection of musical instruments. After a summer of prepping and planning, scripting and storyboarding, filming and editing, the team are very proud of the finished project.
We worked with museum curators Sarah Deters and Jenny Nex, and conservator Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet, as well as a group of world-class musicians, to produce almost 50 new videos that celebrate the unique, world-famous, historical Collection.
It was a brilliant opportunity to collaborate with the Museum team, and to work closely with Kate and Mari-Nikol who coordinated and supported the project. A big shoutout to our steadfast Media Producers Calum and Geoff who filmed and edited weeks of footage, had to overcome all sorts of unusual challenges on location, and have produced a superb body of open licensed media that celebrates Scotland’s culture and heritage.
Explore St Cecilia’s Hall and Musical Instrument Collection on Media Hopper!
- Discover the Instruments
25 demonstration videos in which world-class players give you a snippet of the weird and wonderful instruments in the Collection, and an insight into their history.
- History and Development of the Hall and Collection
15 videos in which specialist staff at the Museum tell you about the rich history of the Hall, instrument making, tuning, conservation and lots more!
- Concerts at St Cecilia’s Hall
6 concert performances showing how the Collection represents and celebrates cultures from across the world, all performed in Scotland’s oldest purpose-built Concert Room.