Music’s Hidden Histories at Tatton Park

These films were made in 2013 with the help of Cultural Engagement funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to complement Tatton Park's Heritage Lottery-funded 'Hidden Histories' project.  The aim was to produce short musical documentaries exploring the house's musical past, filmed at Tatton Park but more generally useable for educational events or interpretation in any British country house of the early 19th century. Each of the four films explores a different theme, and each was filmed in a different room: the cherry-coloured Music and Drawing Rooms for an overview of the collection, the Yellow Drawing Room for music lessons, the Cupola Hall for dance, and the Library for music collecting. 

At Home with Music
Lessons at the Piano Forte
Invitation to the Dance
Country House Collections