Rochester Schottische by W. H. Ruliston and arranged by Justin Holland (1819–1887), performed by Ernie Jackson on a guitar made by Christian Frederick Martin (1796–1873).
Justin Holland was an African American who dedicated his life to the study of classical guitar in the 19th century. He was an arranger of more than 300 works of classical guitar music and taught guitar to many prominent individuals during his lifetime. Holland was an early endorser and user of guitars by Christian Frederick Martin. Learn more about Holland in this Of Note blog article.
Filmed in the Patio from the Castle of Vélez Blanco at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, August 2013.
Christian Frederick Martin (German, 1796–1873). Guitar, before 1867. Nazareth, Pennsylvania, United States. Spruce, rosewood, ebony, nickel-silver, Height: 35 11/16 in. (90.6 cm); Width: 11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm); Depth: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Esther Khafif Haddad and Alan M. Haddad, 2012 (2012.209a, b)
Production support was provided by The Augustine Foundation.
Producer and Director: Kate Farrell
Editor: Marina Zarya
Camera: Alex Rappaport, Sarah Cowan
Lighting: Ned Hallick
Sound Recording and Post-production Audio: Marlan Barry
Production Coordinator: Stephanie Wuertz
Production Assistant: Marina Zarya
Organized by the Department of Musical Instruments
J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge
Jayson Kerr Dobney, Associate Curator and Administrator
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Associate Curator
Susana Caldeira, Assistant Conservator
Pamela Summey, Programs Coordinator
Marian Eines, Associate for Administration