Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Dr Richard Payne's Flute Collection to be Auctioned

It's worth noting that the remaining flutes from Dr. Richard Payne's flute collection will be auctioned off in Albuquerque, N.M. on October 21-23, 2005. This will be the last chance to own a flute from the collection of one of the most influential NAF flute collectors. Dr Payne was featured in the video "Songkeepers" and it highlights his influence on the resurrection of the NAF and on many of the flute players and flute makers in the business today. If you haven't seen this video, it's a must see. I show it to all of my beginning students because I want them to have a sense of the history of the instrument. He is also featured in a biography video called "Toubat", you can purchase a copy of either video from the Oregon Flute Store. I was never fortunate enough to met Dr Payne while he was alive, but those who did met him tell me that he was an incredible man. One of my favorite parts of the Toubat video is when you get to see the incredible collection of flutes hanging on the walls of Dr Paynes home. Many of his flutes of lessor importance where auctioned earlier in the year on eBay, so I imagine that the best flutes are left for this auction.

The auction will be at the Wyndham Hotel, 2910 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106. To order a catalog for the auction, contact: RG Munn Auction at (505) 678-3676

Note: this information came from the latest INAFA newsletter, another good reason to join INAFA

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