There is 1 original bassoon of Thomas Stanesby Senior (c.1668-1734) and 1 copy based on a Thomas Stanesby Senior bassoon in the Hichwa-Rachor database. He flourished in London from 1691 until his death in 1734. He is the father of the London woodwind maker Thomas Stanesby Junior.
Thomas Stanesby Sr Literature
Byrne, Maurice. “Some More on Stanesby Junior”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 45 (March 1992), pp. 115-121.
Dart, Mathew. The Baroque Bassoon: form, construction, acoustics, and playing qualities. PhD thesis, London Metropolitan University, 2011. pp. 154-169, 445-453.
Halfpenny, Eric. “Biographical Notices of the Early English Woodwind-making School, c.1650-1750″. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 12, June 1959, pp. 44-52.
Halfpenny, Eric. “Further Light on the Stanesby Family”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 13, July 1960, pp. 59-69.
Hofer, Achim, et al. Lexikon der Holzblasinstrumente. Laaber, 2018, p. 701-702.
Jansen, Will. The Bassoon: Its History, Construction, Makers, Players and Music. Frits. Knuf, 1978 Vol. 1, p. 486.
Lasocki, David. “Woodwind Makers in the Turners Company of London”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 65, March 2012, pp. 61-89.
Lasocki, David. “New Light on Eighteenth-Century English Woodwind Makers from Newspaper Advertisements”. The Galpin Society Journal, Vol. 63, May 2010, pp. 77-83.
Waterhouse, William. The New Langwill Index. London: Tony Bingham, 1993.
Waterhouse, William. The Proud Bassoon. 1983.
Young, Phillip. Loan Exhibition of Historic Double Reed Instruments. August 1988.
Young, Phillip. 4900 Historical Woodwind Instruments. Tony Bingham, 1993.