A journey around the world with folk musical instruments
You can visit the museum on your own, following the indications of the staff and reading boards near the instruments, or you can book guided tours. If you choose our guided tours, you will be able to admire the musical instruments of the museum and also to play them.
The museum is officiated by Ivano Zottele and directed by M° Salvatore La Rosa (www.salvatorelarosa.net) in cooperation with Eduard, Luca, Marta, Miriam, Cinzia, Nadia, Sabrina and Lara.
In Montebello Square (Roncegno Terme), you can find a small exhibition of musical instruments. The majority of them comes from Asia. This exhibition room serves also as information point: it offers information about the Tibetan Singing Bowls and how they are used
The museum displays not only precious musical instruments, but also the most ancient collection of music-related books of Roncegno Terme. For instance, you will find a Mass music score written by Lorenzo Perosi (dating back to the first half of the 20th century), a “Missale Romanum” and a “Vesperale Romanus”, which date back to the 19th century. The most precious instruments of the collection are, among others, an harmonium, which was made in France in 1850, and a Setar from Azerbaijan. In the theatre of the museum you will also find a fortepiano, which dates back to 1848.
Music and spirituality
Folk music has always been connected with the expression of legends and religions. A lot of musical instruments were conceived for voodoo rituals, or were expected to expel evil spirits with their sound. We can also mention the propitiatory songs and dances, and the music therapy tecniques (especially the sound massage), which are now very popular. In Montebello Room (Montebello Square) you can see handmade Tibetan Singing Bowls (which come from Nepal), Tibetan Cymbals and ritual instruments, strictly connected with the expression of religion and spirituality.