The Bate Collection Loans Procedure

Refer to Bate Collection Loans Procedure, 2018, Appendix A

LOANS FOR OUMS AND ORCHESTRAL USE

  1. The following list of instruments has been provided for orchestral use by OUMS:

Contrabassoon – x354 Adler, Markneukirchen
Bass Clarinet – 4029 Buisson, Paris
Bass Clarinet – 4097 Selmer, Paris
Alto Flute – x1149 Hammig, Markneukirchen
Eb Clarinet – 4096 Yamaha

These are available for loan on a first-come-first-served basis. Orchestral ‘fixers’ are not permitted to arrange the loan on behalf of a third-party.

The Bate Collection has no other instruments suitable for modern orchestral use.

Students wishing to use these instruments should contact the Bate Collection to arrange the loan. They will be required to provide a letter of support from their tutor or senior supervisor.

LOANS FOR ‘PERIOD’ CONSORTS

  1. The Bate has a limited number of instruments suitable for use with The Bate Players and the Viol Consort. Application for use of these should be made directly to the Manager of the Bate Collection. Students will be required to provide a letter of support from their tutor or senior supervisor.

LOANS FOR RESEARCH INTO HISTORICAL INSTRUMENTS

  1. Students wishing to have access to instruments in the Collection for research into historical practice should contact the Bate Collection Manager in order to explain their interest. It may be possible to arrange the loan of one of our historical instruments following this process.

Contact the Bate Collection:

Telephone 01865 286261

Email: andrew.lamb@music.ox.ac.uk