and all future friends:
lt is with great pleasure
that for the first time in the history of our workshop we can present you with
such an extensive presentation.
Whoever has been involved in producing a
presentation of this kind will know that it entails a great deal of work.This
publication marks a change in the directorship of the firm, which now rests
with the second generation. lt is more than a presentation, because at this
point we want to give you some insight into the unique history of the Lyre and
the workshop whose origins go back to 1926, the time of the second Goetheanum.
The Lyre can be heard all over the world today, we have built thousands of
instrument confirming that it meets widespread need. People from all walks of
life who look for more inward experience of music, have come to value the Lyre
for its pure unique quality of tone. Young and old have taken up this
instrument to introduce music into their lives, often with great
This publication will tell you about the development of
the instrument, about the work processes by which it is made in our workshop
and about many areas in which the Lyre is used to good effect. A change of
directorship is also an opportunity to try new avenues. We are now
particularily concerned that the Lyre should become more generally known and
accessible to anyone, beyond the Anthroposophical Institutions where it is well
established. We encourage Lyre tuition becoming generally available in Music
Schools. We offer ourselves as an Information Centre for all aspects and events
concerning the Lyre providing: Educational indications, reports on Therapeutic
Work and experience, contact Addresses for tuition and music therapy,
possibilities for an exchange of experiences with others, dates of concerts
requisite printed instructions and printed music of a variety of compositions
for this instrument. Conversely we would encourage you to turn to us whenever
you have something to offer, we will be glad to support your efforts.
Not everyone will find someone in his vicinity where he
can hear the instrument or receive Lyre tuition. Therefore we began to
supplement the printed instructions by making cassette tapes which demonstrate
sounds of the different instruments and give examples of ways of playing and
using the Lyre for chilren in connection with Fairy Tales and so on. This is to
aid those who wish to teach themselves. These casettes may be ordered from us.
If in reading this brochure you feel you would like to
experience the Lyre yourself, we shall be delighted to invite you to our
workshop in Konstanz.