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“Beautiful!” “Extraordinary!” “Great for the museum!”  Those words and other congratulatory comments filled the Carolina Music Museum as people waited to have their copy of Facing South: Keyboard Instruments in the Early Carolinas signed by authors Thomas Strange, Patrick Hawkins and Kunio Hara.

Facing South Book

One of the finest collections of representative and often playable historic keyboards in the United States ranging from the 1748 Jacob Kirkman harpsichord to the 1857 Grow and Christopher square piano, Facing South; features 28 beautifully photographed instruments complete with their rich history and technical specifications, Thomas Strange and Dr. Patrick Hawkins have provided the music historian and the music lover an experience that makes history live through these instruments and the composers who wrote for them. Buy it online here.

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