Death of an Oxford instrument historianmain
Jeremy Montagu has died at 92.
A fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, he spent much of his life researching the origins and development of musical instruments. Having first played percussion for Sir Thomas Beecham in the Royal Philharmonic Orchetsra, he became an expert on all things beaten and blown, writing an important book on Timpani & Percussion in 2002.
He served as curator of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments. His final book was on the shofar, which he blew with distinction.