Well, it seems you can donate it to a school or performing organization that
you deem worthy. There are presenting organizations that could use a good
instrument, and the donation could stipulate that it be available for use by
a deserving student or taken care of by someone appropriate in between
concerts. Or you could give it to a university/conservatory, and have the
early music or keyboard department decide what deserving student have
possession of it as a practice instrument, maybe a year or two at a time --
then it could be passed through a succession of needy hands for quite a
while. Or simply appoint a panel of experts to decide what up and coming
musician to give it to.
Just some thoughts.
>From: James McCarty <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Harpsichords and Related Topics <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: harpsichord bequests
>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:25:42 -0600
>on 11/19/03 1:19 PM, Forrest Dillon at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> > What can one do to ensure one's harpsichord has a happy and productive
> > existence after the owner has passed on?
>Thanks for bringing this up. I've wondered the same thing as time has gone
>by and have no ready solution.
>James R. (Jay) McCarty, MD
>Fort Worth, TX
>"Sine arte, scientia nihil est"
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