Orpharion or Bandora by John Rose, London, 1580.
Helmingham Hall, Suffolk, England.
No catalogue number.

Last updated Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
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Photo courtesy of Larry D. Brown
General Description
 
Provenance / Maker
The instrument possesses a label on the inside which reads XXX
Woods
Back:
Sides:
Soundboard: coniferwood (probably Spruce)
Neck:
Pegbox:

Fingerboard:
Fret "wedges":
Measurements

 

Plans / Drawings

A drawing by John Pringle of the Rose orpharion / bandora can be obtained directly. Contact information available at http://www.pringleviols.com/.

Literature / Additional Resources
  • Hadaway, Robert. "An Instrument-Maker's Report on the Repair and Restoration of an Orpharion." Galpin Society Journal 28 (1975), pp.37-42.
  • Pringle, John. "John Rose." Early Music (Oct. 1978).
  • Larry Brown's page on building a Rose orpharion copy . Includes details and insight into the peg arrangement.
  • Harwood, Ian. "Wire Strings at Helmingham Hall: an Instrument and a Music Book." Lute Society Booklet No.10 (2005). ISBN 0 905655 47 8.
Acknowledgements
 
Footnotes
 

How to cite this page: Hartig, Andrew. "Orpharion or Bandora by John Rose, London, 1580." Renovata Cythara: The Renaissance Cittern Site. Ed. Andrew Hartig. 13 August 2017. 22 September 2017. <http://www.cittern.theaterofmusic.com/old/rose.html>.


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