Anthony Baines

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Anthony Cuthbert Baines (1912–1997) [1] was an English organologist who produced a wide variety of works on the history of musical instruments, and was a founding member of the Galpin Society.[2]

He attended Westminster School and then read for a degree in Chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. He subsequently won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music as a bassoon player, and went on to perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.[3]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Brass instruments: their history and development (reprinted 1993)
  • Woodwind Instruments and Their History (reprinted 1991)
  • European and American musical instruments (1983)
  • Musical instruments through the ages (Pelican, 1961) ISBN 0-14-020347-8
  • Bagpipes, Anthony Baines, ISBN 0-902793-10-1, Pitt Rivers Museum, Univ. of Oxford, 3rd edition, 1995 147 pages with plates.


  1. ^ Obituary in Early Music (1997) XXV (2): 345–346, doi:10.1093/earlyj/XXV.2.345.
  2. ^ Experimental Musical Instruments, Volumes 12–13, 1996.
  3. ^ Baines, A.C., ed., Musical Instruments through the ages, Middlesex: Pelican Books, cover text.