- Hi all.
I was at a demo this weekend and wound up chatting with a lovely woman
(probably in her 70s) about all of the instruments I had out and the
music I was playing. She told me a about a book she had picked up on
Medieval and Renaissance instruments. An hour or two later, she was
back, book in hand. Much to my surprise she gave it to me! It was
David Munrow's _Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissace_.
The thing that caught my eye was the cover. It shows a music room,
with instruments strewn about and the coolest table I've ever seen.
Around the table, music stands attach to arms of wood which protrude
from the table itself. My apprentice sister said she had stumbled
across these before many years ago and that there is a specific name
If anyone knows what they're called, or knows of any other images of
them, I'd be grateful for the info. I'm thinking of commissioning my
brother to build one with the intent of transporting it out to my
camp's storage unit to be used at Pennsic for loud band practices. I
figure if he can make the arms swing back underneath, it would just be
another table for the camp when not in use for music.