Early Music Instruments

EMSQ has a number of instruments for hire to members. A deposit is required, and monthly rental payable in advance. You will also be asked to sign a contract.    

A full listing can be downloaded here.

Articles on Early music instruments

Historically informed performers generally use copies (or originals if they can obtain them) to perform on. We are preparing a series of pages with information about the instruments.

Baroque strings

Baroque Flute

Viola da gamba family

The Serpent

The Cornetto

Early Bassoons


Lute and theorbo