Electronic catalogue of extensive and systematic collection of European orchestral woodwind instruments given to the University of Oxford by Philip Bate in 1963. Since his initial donation, Philip Bate continued to augment the Collection with gifts and loans, both of woodwind and brass. As a result of his original conditional of gift, that students should be able to play these historic instruments, the Bate Collection is unique in that many of its instruments are used. Philip Bate's friend and colleague Reginald Morley-Pegge both gave and also permitted instruments to be bought from his collection. After his death in 1972, his extensive library (which is especially important for its French material and for its unrivalled collection of early instrumental tutors) and all his remaining instruments were given by his son William Morley-Pegge as a memorial.
Contact: Dr Hélène La Rue pitt AT prm.ox.ac.uk