Boosey & Hawkes exhibition

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A large display of historic Boosey & Hawkes instruments and production records will be opening at the Horniman Museum later this month, celebrating over 150 years of British brass instrument manufacture and Boosey & Co.'s invention of the compensating valve system in 1874. The museum in South London, which already has a large display of historical brass instruments, acquired the Boosey & Hawkes Collection and Archive in 2001. The B&H museum of instruments and production records from the Boosey & Hawkes factory in Edgware needed a new home when B&H left Sonorous Works and moved to much smaller premises in Watford. These instruments and material from the archives are the centrepiece of the new Boosey & Hawkes display in the music gallery, which will open officially on 17 November 2006.

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