[SCA-AE] OT: Musicians? Harpsichord Help!
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Thu Mar 31 13:05:19 EDT 2011
You are a gem! And thanks to you - here we go: (and there are many more pics online now that I have that site). So, yes, spinet type harpsichords are indeed period.http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/harpsichord-51255It's so great to have resources like all of you at my fingertips! I know just where to research things like clothing, but it's so great to have help when I step out of my comfort/knowledge zone.Cheers - Tiercelin
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--- On Thu, 3/31/11, Robert Smith <alaric at pobox.com> wrote:
From: Robert Smith <alaric at pobox.com>
Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] OT: Musicians? Harpsichord Help!
To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 12:39 PM
Mistress Arianna is being kind when she says that I play the virginal
:-). My first instrument was piano but I haven't actively played in a
while. About 20 years ago I built a virginal in the style of the early
Italian instruments (I still have it but it needs a 'tune up' to get all
the parts working again). I will be giving a class at the upcoming Music
& Dance Collegium (May 7th) where we'll look at the "innards" of the
instrument to understand how it works. I'd be happy to sit down and chat.
Here is a really neat link I found that lists locations of early keyboard
instruments (it lists both the type, year, maker if known). There are
several listings of extant harpsichord instruments from our period (in
various museums) ... the earliest I found was dated 1521 but there may be
others as well as I didn't check all the places on the map:
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