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Harpsichords, Spinets  and Virginals

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Making a Spinet by Traditional Methods John Barnes 0950778249 New. Unused 7.09 €

 

Harpsichords, Spinets  and Virginals

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170 Jahre Klavierbau in Eisenberg/ Thüringen by Christian Ahrens

Book description

Paperback,: 224 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky (1. Januar 1993)
Language: Deutsch

 

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A brief guide to the Russell collection of harpsicords and clavichords in St. Cecilia's Hall by Charles Napier

Book description

Unknown Binding: 28 pages.
Publisher: The Friends of St. Cecilia's Hal
Language: English

 

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A checklist of harpsichords, clavichords, organs, harmoniums (Checklists of the musical instrument collection of the Haags Gemeentemusuem, the Hague) by Clemens von Gleich

Book description

Unknown Binding: 103 pages.
Publisher: Musical Instrument Collection, Music Dept., Haags Gemeentemusuem
Language: English

 

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A Guide to the Harpsichord by Ann Bond

Book description
A most comprehensive guide to the harpsichord - a must for all harpsichord students! She has done very well at the difficult job of presenting an entire field in a well-balanced, comprehensive fashion.

Paperback: 267 pages.
Publisher: Amadeus Press; New Ed edition
Language: English

 

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A Handbook of Historical Stringing Practice for Keyboard Instruments 1671-1856 by Malcolm Rose and David Law

Book description
This book, intended as a source of information for all those concerned with early keyboard instruments, has been compiled with the help of owners, curators and restorers worldwide. The first 84 tables give measurements of surviving strings on a Swedish clavichord, 6 harpsichords and spinets, 39 fortepianos and upright pianos, and 38 square pianos, together with speaking lengths, gauge numbers where they exist, and calculated tensions. These tensions are presented in graph form, with a description of the benefits to be gained from studying and comparing stringing patterns in this way. 48 further tables give more diameter measurements, and record many more gauge number markings, for comparison with the principal tables. A final section gives all the information necessary to calculate diameters and tensions of plain, open-spun and close-spun strings, with blank graph sheets to photocopy as required.

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A History of the Harpsichord by Edward L. Kottick

Book description
Brings together more than 200 photographs, illustrations, and drawings of harpsichords in public museums and private collections throughout Europe the US. Edward L. Kottick draws on his extensive technical knowledge and experience as a harpsichord builder to detail the changing design, structure, and acoustics of the instrument over six centuries.

Hardcover: 592 pages.
Publisher: Indiana University Press; Har/Com edition
Language: English

 

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A History of the Harpsichord by Edward L. Kottick

Book description
Brings together more than 200 photographs, illustrations, and drawings of harpsichords in public museums and private collections throughout Europe the US. Edward L. Kottick draws on his extensive technical knowledge and experience as a harpsichord builder to detail the changing design, structure, and acoustics of the instrument over six centuries.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Indiana University Press (1980)
Language:

 

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A History of the Harpsichord. (Early Music) (Book Review) by Denzil Wraight

Book description
Despite the revival of interest in the harpsichord during the last thirty years, there have been few books describing the general history of the instrument. Such pioneering works as those by Raymond Russell (The Harpsichord and Clavichord [London: Faber and Faber, 1959; New York: W. W. Norton, 1973]), and Frank Hubbard (Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making [Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974]) have both been superseded in many respects by the recent work of specialist authors. The amount and depth of specialization we have seen during the last thirty years in this area...

[HTML] (Digital): 7 pages.
Publisher: Music Library Association, Inc
Language:

 

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A short maintenance manual for William Dowd harpsichords by William Dowd

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: W. Dowd; Rev edition
Language: English

 

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A supplement to "Historical pianos" harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher:
Language: English

 

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A supplement to "Historical pianos" harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: N.E. Michel
Language: English

 

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Accompaniment on Theorbo and Harpsichord. Denis Delair's Treatise of 1690 (Publications of the Early Music Institute) by Denis Delair, Charlotte Mattax (Translator)

Book description

Paperback: 164 pages.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Language: English

 

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American Musical Instruments in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Laurence Libin

Book description
Fotos en blanco y negro e historia

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Publisher: Yale Univ Pr, 2012
Language:

 

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American Musical Instruments in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Laurence Libin

Book description
Fotos en blanco y negro e historia

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Publisher: WW Norton & Co, 1986
Language:

 

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Aspects of Harpsichord Making in The British Isles by Darryl Martin, Jenny Nex, Lance Whitehead

Book description
During the four decades since the publication of Frank Hubbard’s classic Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making (1965), with its masterly survey of the Italian, Flemish, French, German, and English schools, most further research has been directed toward the European continent. This volume of The Historical Harpsichord is intended to redress that imbalance. With close attention to technical detail, Darryl Martin examines the extant English harpsichords produced in the critical period of transition between the earlier seventeenth century, best known for virginal making, and the Georgian era in which harpsichord making was dominated by the London firms of Shudi and Kirckman. Jenny Nex and Lance Whitehead describe and place into context the oeuvre of Saxon-born Ferdinand Weber (1715-1784), one of the few Georgian makers who could stand on his own, albeit at some remove from London, in Dublin.

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Publisher: Pendragon Press
Language:

 

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Besaitete Tasteninstrumente by Hubert Henkel

Book description
Katalog der Sammlung im Deutschen Museumvon

: 328 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Part I . Keyboard Instruments. Part II. Non-Keyboard Instruments by Howard Schott, Anthony Baines, James Yorke, Victoria and Albert Museum

Book description
This is a single-volume reissue of the catalogues of keyboard and non-keyboard musical instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It covers all the musical instruments in the V&A's collection, reissued with additional entries covering three important recent acquisitions of keyboard instruments. Each instrument is fully described and illustrated and an updated bibliography and notes have been added for this edition. The V&A holds the National Collection of Musical Instruments, which was started in 1851 following the Great Exhibition. The instruments were collected as works of art, and among them are examples of early stringed, keyboard and wind instruments. This catalogue should be a useful resource for scholars and for anyone with a serious interest in the history of musical instruments. The pieces are fully documented, with detailed descriptions of makers, techniques and provenance.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Language: English

 

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Cembalo und Clavichordbau. Bibliographie 1830-1985 = Harpsichord and clavichord construction . bibliography 1830-1985 (Keyboard studies) by Georg Wagner

Book description

Unknown Binding: 100 pages.
Publisher: F. Knuf (1989)
Language: English

 

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Cembalobau. Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus der Werkstattpraxis (Harpsichord Construction) by Martin Skowroneck

Book description

Hardcover: 272 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English / Deutsch

 

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Clavecimbel, clavichord en pianoforte. Stemmen, stemmingen en onderhoud by Fred Bettenhaussen

Book description

Unknown Binding: 214 pages.
Publisher: De Toorts (1984)
Language: Dutch

 

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Claves y Pianos españoles. interpretación y repertotio hasta 1830 by Luisa Morales (editora)

Book description
Actas del I y II symposium Internacional "Diego Fernández" de música de tecla española en Vera-Mojácar 2000-2001

Hardcover: 259 pages.
Publisher: Instituto de estudios almerienses (Diputación de Almería)
Language: Castellano

 

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Cordofones de Tecla Portugueses do Século XVII (Portuguese Stringed Keyboard Instruments of the 18th Century) by Gerhard Doderer and John Henry Van Der Meer

Book description
The history of keyboard instruments in Portugal has a special interest, not only because Domenico Scarlatti’s patron, Maria Barbara, was a Portuguese princess, but also because keyboard developments there followed a different course from the rest of Europe. The fret-free clavichord, for example, so common elsewhere in the second half of the eighteenth century, never really gained a strong following in Portugal, and Portuguese makers developed their own special version of the newly invented fortepiano.

: 498 pages.
Publisher: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Language:

 

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Die Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente. beschreibendes Verzeichnis by Julius von Schlosser; Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente

Book description
Descripciones y fotos en b/n incluyendo comparaciones de rosetas.

: 143 pages.
Publisher: Hildesheim Georg Olms 1984
Language: Deutsch

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments (The New Grove Musical Instrument Series) by Edwin M. Ripin, G. Grant O'Brien, John Caldwell

Book description

Paperback: 313 pages.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments (The New Grove Musical Instrument Series) by Edwin M. Ripin, G. Grant O'Brien, John Caldwell

Book description

Paperback: 336 pages.
Publisher:
Language:

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments (Victoria and Albert Museum) by Raymond Russell

Book description
Black-and-white photos of some of the early keyboard instruments housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Captions accompanying photos give approximate age and maker, if known, of the instruments. This book is the predecessor to the full catalog of instruments, by the same author, made available in 1967 by Her Majesty's Stationery Office.

Paperback: 30 pages.
Publisher: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums by Edward, L. Kottick, George, Lucktenberg

Book description
Growing out of the authors' visits to 47 collections in 16 European countries, Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums offers intimate glimpses and useful insights into a great variety of instruments and makes.

Hardcover: 308 pages.
Publisher: Indiana University Press (December 7, 2006)
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) by David Rowland

Book description

Hardcover: 166 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 2, 2001)
Language:

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) by David Rowland

Book description

Paperback: 166 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 26, 2001)
Language: English

 

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Early keyboard instruments. From their beginnings to the year 1820. by Philip Brutton James

Book description

Unknown Binding: 153 pages.
Publisher: The Holland Press (1960)
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. The Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House by Mimi S. Waitzman, Terence R. Charlston

Book description

Hardcover: 128 pages.
Publisher: The National Trust
Language: English

 

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Early Keyboard Instruments. The Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House by Mimi S. Waitzman, Terence R. Charlston

Book description

Hardcover: 128 pages.
Publisher: The National Trust
Language: English

 

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Glossar über Cembalo-Ausdrücke (Glossary of Harpsichord Terms) by Susanne Costa

Book description

Paperback: 115 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English / Deutsch

 

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Glossary of Harpsichord Terms by Susanne Costa

Book description

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Bold Strummer; Eng&Grmn edition (January 1980)
Language:

 

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Harpsichord design and construction by Evan J Kern

Book description

Unknown Binding: 143 pages.
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co (1980)
Language: English

 

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Harpsichord manual. A historical and technical discussion by Hanns Neupert

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: Bärenreiter (-Verlag); 2. ed edition (1968)
Language: English

 

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Harpsichord regulating and repairing by Frank Hubbard, William Post Ross (Illustrator)

Book description
Harpsichord Regulating and Repairing first appeared in 1963, offering aid to owners and maintainers of real harpsichords of various makes and styles in a world that otherwise offered little reliable help. From his own experience, Frank Hubbard described in clear prose what might go wrong and how to fix it. For its current revision, new material was added to bring the book up to date for new instruments while preserving its value for the older instruments one might occasionally encounter.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Tuners Supply Inc.
Language:

 

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Harpsichord regulating and repairing by Frank Hubbard, William Post Ross (Illustrator)

Book description
Harpsichord Regulating and Repairing first appeared in 1963, offering aid to owners and maintainers of real harpsichords of various makes and styles in a world that otherwise offered little reliable help. From his own experience, Frank Hubbard described in clear prose what might go wrong and how to fix it. For its current revision, new material was added to bring the book up to date for new instruments while preserving its value for the older instruments one might occasionally encounter.

Unknown Binding: 48 pages.
Publisher: Tuner's Supply Inc
Language: English

 

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Harpsichord tuning. Course outline by G. C Klop

Book description

Unknown Binding: 30 pages.
Publisher: Werkplaats voor clavecimbelbouw (1974)
Language: English

 

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Harpsichords and clavichords by Cynthia A Hoover

Book description

Unknown Binding: 43 pages.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Language: English

 

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Historical pianos, harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: 209 pages.
Publisher: N.E. Michel (1963)
Language: English

 

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Historische Tasteninstrumente. Cembali, Spinette, Virginale, Clavichorde by Andreas Beurmann

Book description
Cembali, Spinette, Virginale, Clavichorde. Die Sammlung Andreas und Heikedine Beurmann im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe.

Hardcover: 216 pages.
Publisher: Prestel (November 1, 2000)
Language: Deutsch

 

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How to build a baroque concert harpsichord by Richard Schulze

Book description
A reprint of an older book, this does in as few pages as possible just what is says on the cover. The scholarly aspects are reliable, but the author assumes prior woodworking competence, and more than a little common sense in interpreting the text and drawings! Flexibility is built in to allow your own preferences in the details, but this book won't take you by the hand and lead you step by step; it tells you what to do, but not how to do it. It should also be noted that the text concentrates solely on a simple and light Italian-style cembalo rather than the heavier and more complex Flemish or French style of instrument. In addition, as it's an American book, all measurements are Imperial.

: pages.
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC (1 Aug 2012)
Language:

 

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How to build a baroque concert harpsichord by Richard Schulze

Book description
A reprint of an older book, this does in as few pages as possible just what is says on the cover. The scholarly aspects are reliable, but the author assumes prior woodworking competence, and more than a little common sense in interpreting the text and drawings! Flexibility is built in to allow your own preferences in the details, but this book won't take you by the hand and lead you step by step; it tells you what to do, but not how to do it. It should also be noted that the text concentrates solely on a simple and light Italian-style cembalo rather than the heavier and more complex Flemish or French style of instrument. In addition, as it's an American book, all measurements are Imperial.

Unknown Binding: 42 pages.
Publisher: Pageant Press; [1st ed.] edition (1954)
Language: English

 

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How to maintain a modern harpsichord by Hanns Neupert

Book description
Extracted from the "Harpsichord manual"

Unknown Binding: 23 pages.
Publisher: Bar̈enreiter (1960)
Language: English

 

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Il Clavicembalo by A. Bellasich

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Publisher:
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Italian harpsichord-building in the 16th and 17th centuries (Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology) by John D Shortridge

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution (1960)
Language: English

 

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Keyboard instruments. studies in keyboard organology, 1500- 1800 by Edwin M. Ripin (editor)

Book description
Originalmente publicado: Edinburgh University Press, 1971.

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Publisher: New York: Dover Publications; London: Constable, 1977.
Language:

 

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Keyboard instruments. studies in keyboard organology, 1500- 1800 by Edwin M. Ripin (editor)

Book description
Originalmente publicado: Edinburgh University Press, 1971.

: pages.
Publisher: New York: Dover Publications; London: Constable, 1977.
Language:

 

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Keyboard Music Before 1700 (Routledge Studies in Musical Genres) by A. Silbiger

Book description
Keyboard Music Before 1700 begins with an overview of the development of keyboard music in Europe. Then, individual chapters by noted authorities in the field cover the key composers and repertory before 1700 in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain and Portugal. The book concludes with a chapter on performance practice, which addresses current issues in the interpretation and revival of this music. About the Author. Alexander Silbiger is Professor of Music at Duke University. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Paperback: 400 pages.
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition
Language: English

 

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Kielinstrumente (Katalog - Musikinstrumenten-Museum der Karl-Marx-Universitat Leipzig ; Bd. 2) by Hubert Henkel

Book description
Fotos en b/n, comparaciones y datos de instrumentos de teclado.

Hardcover: 184 pages.
Publisher: Deutscher Verlag fur Musik, VEB; 1. Aufl edition (1979)
Language: German

 

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La ornamentación en la música de tecla ibérica del siglo XVI by María A Ester Sala

Book description

Unknown Binding: 194 pages.
Publisher: Publicaciones de la Sociedad Española de Musicología
Language: Castellano

 

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Laying and Decorating Harpsichord Papers by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Indica cómo aplicar y decorar reproducciones de papeles flamencos. The authors are distinguished scholars, researchers and restorers of antique instruments and furniture. This nicely presented 34-page booklet details the historical considerations and provides practical techniques for applying printed papers to instruments in the Flemish manner. Painted decorations (applied to the papers after they are glued to the instrument) are discussed, and a list of Latin mottoes occuring on Ruckers instruments included

Paperback: 40 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me, 19 Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EU
Language:

 

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Le guide du cordage. Manuel technique pour la restauration des pianos, clavecins et clavicordes. The keyboard stringing guide, dedicated to keyboard instrument tuners, restorers and collectors by Jean Louchet

Book description
This is a technical book aimed at the design and restoration of pianos, fortepianos, harpsichords, clavichords. It contains all the useful theoretical tools and explanations (including new accurate formulas on overspun strings) in order to create a consistent stringing scheme. It is targeted at professional musicians, organologists, collectors, designers, restorers facing complex restoration projects, in particular when information about original stringing has been lost or altered. It will be of interest to any musician or scientist willing to better understand the design principles of cordophones in general.

Hardcover: 168 pages.
Publisher: Lulu, Second edition (1st February 2010) - revised 4th November 2010
Language: English

 

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Le guide du cordage. Manuel technique pour la restauration des pianos, clavecins et clavicordes. The keyboard stringing guide, dedicated to keyboard instrument tuners, restorers and collectors by Jean Louchet

Book description
This is a technical book aimed at the design and restoration of pianos, fortepianos, harpsichords, clavichords. It contains all the useful theoretical tools and explanations (including new accurate formulas on overspun strings) in order to create a consistent stringing scheme. It is targeted at professional musicians, organologists, collectors, designers, restorers facing complex restoration projects, in particular when information about original stringing has been lost or altered. It will be of interest to any musician or scientist willing to better understand the design principles of cordophones in general.

Tapa blanda pegado: 170 pages.
Publisher: Lulu
Language: Français

 

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Le guide du cordage. Manuel technique pour la restauration des pianos, clavecins et clavicordes. The keyboard stringing guide, dedicated to keyboard instrument tuners, restorers and collectors by Jean Louchet

Book description
This is a technical book aimed at the design and restoration of pianos, fortepianos, harpsichords, clavichords. It contains all the useful theoretical tools and explanations (including new accurate formulas on overspun strings) in order to create a consistent stringing scheme. It is targeted at professional musicians, organologists, collectors, designers, restorers facing complex restoration projects, in particular when information about original stringing has been lost or altered. It will be of interest to any musician or scientist willing to better understand the design principles of cordophones in general.

Tapa blanda pegado: 170 pages.
Publisher: Lulu, Second Edition
Language: English

 

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Les clavecins by Claude Mercier-Ythier

Book description
A truely beautiful compendium of historical and technical information with many large and sumptuously produced color photos. This large format (9.5 x 13") hardcover volume contains close up details of decoration, and construction. Text examines stringing, construction, the ateliers during the golden age of harpsichord building, performers, composers and the modern revival. Single copies of this hard to find book are occasionally available. In French only. Shipping not included.

: pages.
Publisher: Paris, Expodif Editions, 1996
Language:

 

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Les clavecins by Claude Mercier-Ythier

Book description
A truely beautiful compendium of historical and technical information with many large and sumptuously produced color photos. This large format (9.5 x 13") hardcover volume contains close up details of decoration, and construction. Text examines stringing, construction, the ateliers during the golden age of harpsichord building, performers, composers and the modern revival. Single copies of this hard to find book are occasionally available. In French only. Shipping not included.

Hardcover: 263 pages.
Publisher: Editions Vecteurs (1990)
Language:

 

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Lexikon Deutscher Klavierbauer by Hubert Henkel

Book description

Paperback: 734 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Lexikon Deutscher Zulieferbetriebe für die Klavierindustrie by Hubert Henkel

Book description

: 316 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Madrid hecho a mano. Artesanos madrileños tradicionales. Tomo IV by Cristina del Gallo, ariano Casado

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: pages.
Publisher: Cámara Madrid
Language:

 

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Maintenance and tuning of harpsichords by Eric Herz

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher:
Language: English

 

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Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840 by Donald H. Boalch, Andreas H. Roth, Charles Mould (Editor)

Book description
The third edition of Donald Boalch's Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840 is a thorough revision of the second edition published in 1974. Part I contains biographical details of all known makers, including some 500 not listed previously, and updated entries for more than 400 makers appearing in the second edition. Enlarged (and in some cases extended) descriptions on more than 2,000 surviving instruments by the makers are consigned to Part II, and the whole is complemented by a number of tables, a geographical and chronological conspectus of makers, and a new Index of Technological Terms in seven languages by Dr Andreas H Roth.

Hardcover: 824 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 3 edition (December 1, 1995)
Language: English

 

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Making a Spinet by Traditional Methods by John Barnes

Book description
John Barnes fue durante muchos años conservador de la Colección Russell en Edimburgo. El libro indica cómo construir una copia de una espineta del S.XVIII por Keene y Brackley. John Barnes was a harpsichord maker, restorer and collector and formerly Curator of the Russell Collection. This booklet provides guidance for woodworkers who have not previously attempted to build a keyboard instrument and is comprehensive enough to be of value to anyone who is making early keyboard instruments. It is illustrated by 24 line drawings showing techniques for making soundboards, bentsides, keyboards, jacks and tuning pins, and it covers methods of stringing and quilling.

Paperback: 56 pages.
Publisher: Anr (Mac and Me, Welwyn, England, 1985)
Language:

 

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Manual for the care and adjustment of Sperrhake harpsichords by Robert S Taylor

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher:
Language: English

 

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Modern Harpsichord Makers. Portraits of Nineteen British Craftsmen and Their Work by John Paul

Book description

Hardcover: 256 pages.
Publisher: David & Charles (November 1981)
Language: English

 

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On lutes, recorders and harpsichords. men and music of the Baroque by Freda Pastor Berkowitz, Malcolm Spooner (Illustrator)

Book description
With good, old-fashioned, straight-forward biographies of some of the great Baroque composers, "Lutes, Recorders and Harpsichords: The Men and Music of the Baroque" is edifying and easy reading. The biographies are not lost in detail or agendas but are straightforward portraits of musical lives, weaving political influence and musical development into the lives, not the other way round. Some models for imitation: like Couperin le Grand, whose prudence and temperance helped him establish a family dynasty of music. Some to shy away from: like Fr. Vivaldi who apparently ran from his stable, highly successful career as a girl's-school composer to die in the pursuit of fabulous wealth and success. And many in between. The book also traces the development of the Baroque style by treating the composers as comparative studies, with interest--and, unfortunately, a bias towards progressivism: throughout, if its new its good, but that is my only complaint. The chapters: The Baroque Era Instruments of the Baroque Giovanni Gabrieli Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Claudio Monteverdi Girolamo Frescobaldi Arcangello Corelli Antonio Vivaldi Jean Baptiste Lully Francois Couperin Jean-Phillipe Rameau Heinrich Schutz Dietrich Buxtehude Georg Philipp Telemann Henry Purcell

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher:
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On lutes, recorders and harpsichords. men and music of the Baroque by Freda Pastor Berkowitz, Malcolm Spooner (Illustrator)

Book description
With good, old-fashioned, straight-forward biographies of some of the great Baroque composers, "Lutes, Recorders and Harpsichords: The Men and Music of the Baroque" is edifying and easy reading. The biographies are not lost in detail or agendas but are straightforward portraits of musical lives, weaving political influence and musical development into the lives, not the other way round. Some models for imitation: like Couperin le Grand, whose prudence and temperance helped him establish a family dynasty of music. Some to shy away from: like Fr. Vivaldi who apparently ran from his stable, highly successful career as a girl's-school composer to die in the pursuit of fabulous wealth and success. And many in between. The book also traces the development of the Baroque style by treating the composers as comparative studies, with interest--and, unfortunately, a bias towards progressivism: throughout, if its new its good, but that is my only complaint. The chapters: The Baroque Era Instruments of the Baroque Giovanni Gabrieli Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Claudio Monteverdi Girolamo Frescobaldi Arcangello Corelli Antonio Vivaldi Jean Baptiste Lully Francois Couperin Jean-Phillipe Rameau Heinrich Schutz Dietrich Buxtehude Georg Philipp Telemann Henry Purcell

Library Binding: pages.
Publisher: Scribner (January 2000)
Language:

 

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On lutes, recorders and harpsichords. men and music of the Baroque by Freda Pastor Berkowitz, Malcolm Spooner (Illustrator)

Book description
With good, old-fashioned, straight-forward biographies of some of the great Baroque composers, "Lutes, Recorders and Harpsichords: The Men and Music of the Baroque" is edifying and easy reading. The biographies are not lost in detail or agendas but are straightforward portraits of musical lives, weaving political influence and musical development into the lives, not the other way round. Some models for imitation: like Couperin le Grand, whose prudence and temperance helped him establish a family dynasty of music. Some to shy away from: like Fr. Vivaldi who apparently ran from his stable, highly successful career as a girl's-school composer to die in the pursuit of fabulous wealth and success. And many in between. The book also traces the development of the Baroque style by treating the composers as comparative studies, with interest--and, unfortunately, a bias towards progressivism: throughout, if its new its good, but that is my only complaint. The chapters: The Baroque Era Instruments of the Baroque Giovanni Gabrieli Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa Claudio Monteverdi Girolamo Frescobaldi Arcangello Corelli Antonio Vivaldi Jean Baptiste Lully Francois Couperin Jean-Phillipe Rameau Heinrich Schutz Dietrich Buxtehude Georg Philipp Telemann Henry Purcell

Unknown Binding: 167 pages.
Publisher: Atheneum
Language: English

 

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Orchestral and keyboard instruments by Howard F Pollard

Book description
This book describes how musical instruments produce their characteristic sounds. Included is a little history, copious illustrations and many biographical profiles of prominent personalities encountered along the way. The book is an expanded version of a series of articles written for the Sydney Organ Journal. It is addressed to non-specialists, musicians, music students and music lovers generally. Additional information is included in a set of appendices. A list of contents is given on the reverse page. The author has conducted numerous investigations in both musical and physical acoustics. Until his retirement he was associate professor of physics in charge of acoustics at the University of New South Wales. He has been active as a recital organist and has conducted adult education courses in organ music. He was Chief Editor of Acoustics Australia for a number of years.

: 223 pages.
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Painting and Marbling Harpsichord Cases by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Un manual práctico sobre acabados pintados antiguos, con especial aplicación al clavecín. The subjects discussed in this booklet include: historical materials and styles; pigments, oils and varnishes; mixing and matching colors; paint systems and layer structures; polishing with abrasives and also the techniques used in marbling. Although intended as a practical manual, emphasis is laid not only on how to paint, but also on why certain materials or techniques are used. The revision takes account of materials that can be bought today and a chapter has been added on textured finishes to complement the one on marbling.

paperback: 90 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me, 19 Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EU
Language:

 

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Practical Gilding by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Un manual sobre el arte de dorar al óleo y al agua. The book starts with sections on goldbeating and various types of metal leaf. It continues with a description of the tools used by gilders, and an explanation of how to make and apply gesso. The main part of the book contains detailed instructions for handling loose and transferred leaf as well as the tchniques of both oil gilding, and burnished and mat gilding. The last chapters cover such subjects as lettering, the transfer of designs, the arrangement of bands on harpsichord casas, the use of more than one color of gold, metal powders, schlag and glazes.

paperback: 80 pages.
Publisher: Mac & Me Ltd. 19 Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts AL6 9EU
Language:

 

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Practical Gilding by Peter y Ann MacTaggart

Book description
Un manual sobre el arte de dorar al óleo y al agua. The book starts with sections on goldbeating and various types of metal leaf. It continues with a description of the tools used by gilders, and an explanation of how to make and apply gesso. The main part of the book contains detailed instructions for handling loose and transferred leaf as well as the tchniques of both oil gilding, and burnished and mat gilding. The last chapters cover such subjects as lettering, the transfer of designs, the arrangement of bands on harpsichord casas, the use of more than one color of gold, metal powders, schlag and glazes.

Paperback: 74 pages.
Publisher: Archetype Publications
Language:

 

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Praktisches Handbuch der Klavierkonstruktion by Klaus Fenner, Jan Großbach

Book description

: 149 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Regional schools of harpsichord decoration by Sheridan Germann

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: American Musical Instrument Society (1979)
Language: English

 

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Repertori i construcción dels instruments de la colla de xeremiers catalans a Mallorca by Joan Morey, Antoni Artigues, Joan Company (apèndixs)

Book description

: pages.
Publisher: Palma: Universitat de les Illes Balears, 1989.
Language:

 

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Ringve Museum Trondheim by

Book description

: 95 pages.
Publisher: 3rd edition 1995.
Language: English / Français / Deutsch

 

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Ruckers. A Harpsichord and Virginal Building Tradition (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Grant O'Brien

Book description
The name of Ruckers is as important to early keyboard instruments as Stradivarius is to strings. This book describes in close detail the art and technique of the Ruckers family, who produced harpsichords and virginals throughout a period of over 100 years. Dr O’Brien provides detailed information about the construction and decoration of Ruckers harpsichords and virginals, as well as the numbering, pitch, stringing, and the determination of the original state of their instruments. Like Stradivarius violins, Ruckers instruments were later altered, and the nature and musical significance of these alterations are discussed, as is the influence of the Ruckers style on later building practice. The instruments in their original and altered states are considered in relation to the music of the time and to contemporary performance practice. The text is richly illustrated with diagrams and pictures of original instruments, and with plan-view photographs reproduced at a scale of 1:10. The book also contains a partially illustrated catalogue of authentic and fake instruments, followed by extensive appendices.

Hardcover: 368 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

 

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Ruckers. A Harpsichord and Virginal Building Tradition (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Grant O'Brien

Book description
The name of Ruckers is as important to early keyboard instruments as Stradivarius is to strings. This book describes in close detail the art and technique of the Ruckers family, who produced harpsichords and virginals throughout a period of over 100 years. Dr O’Brien provides detailed information about the construction and decoration of Ruckers harpsichords and virginals, as well as the numbering, pitch, stringing, and the determination of the original state of their instruments. Like Stradivarius violins, Ruckers instruments were later altered, and the nature and musical significance of these alterations are discussed, as is the influence of the Ruckers style on later building practice. The instruments in their original and altered states are considered in relation to the music of the time and to contemporary performance practice. The text is richly illustrated with diagrams and pictures of original instruments, and with plan-view photographs reproduced at a scale of 1:10. The book also contains a partially illustrated catalogue of authentic and fake instruments, followed by extensive appendices.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

 

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Saitenklaviere (Katalog der Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, 1) by Wien Kunsthistorisches Museum

Book description

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wien).; 1 edition (1966)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Temperament tables by Rodney Myrvaagnes

Book description
Rodney Myrvaagnes is a harpsichord maker

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: Myrvaagnes (1978)
Language: English

 

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The Art of Making A Harpsichord by Darryl Martin

Book description
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Over the past forty years, makers have been getting closer to reproducing examples from the historical past. Now, The Art of Making a Harpsichord gives its readers the chance to discover this challenging and rewarding pursuit in a way that is rarely possible without working with an established builder. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument, while describing historically-based working methods which are applicable to all traditions. Just as in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, there is no need to rely on large power-tools. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments.

: pages.
Publisher:
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The Art of Making A Harpsichord by Darryl Martin

Book description
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Over the past forty years, makers have been getting closer to reproducing examples from the historical past. Now, The Art of Making a Harpsichord gives its readers the chance to discover this challenging and rewarding pursuit in a way that is rarely possible without working with an established builder. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument, while describing historically-based working methods which are applicable to all traditions. Just as in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, there is no need to rely on large power-tools. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments.

: pages.
Publisher:
Language:

 

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The Art of Making A Harpsichord by Darryl Martin

Book description
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Over the past forty years, makers have been getting closer to reproducing examples from the historical past. Now, The Art of Making a Harpsichord gives its readers the chance to discover this challenging and rewarding pursuit in a way that is rarely possible without working with an established builder. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument, while describing historically-based working methods which are applicable to all traditions. Just as in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, there is no need to rely on large power-tools. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments.

: pages.
Publisher:
Language:

 

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The Art of Making A Harpsichord by Darryl Martin

Book description
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Over the past forty years, makers have been getting closer to reproducing examples from the historical past. Now, The Art of Making a Harpsichord gives its readers the chance to discover this challenging and rewarding pursuit in a way that is rarely possible without working with an established builder. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument, while describing historically-based working methods which are applicable to all traditions. Just as in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, there is no need to rely on large power-tools. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments.

: pages.
Publisher:
Language:

 

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The Art of Making A Harpsichord by Darryl Martin

Book description
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Over the past forty years, makers have been getting closer to reproducing examples from the historical past. Now, The Art of Making a Harpsichord gives its readers the chance to discover this challenging and rewarding pursuit in a way that is rarely possible without working with an established builder. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument, while describing historically-based working methods which are applicable to all traditions. Just as in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, there is no need to rely on large power-tools. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments.

: pages.
Publisher:
Language:

 

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The Art of Making A Harpsichord by Darryl Martin

Book description
For around three hundred years, the harpsichord was the leading domestic musical instrument and often a highly fashionable piece of furniture as well. Usurped by the piano at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was taken up again with the first revival of early music at the beginning of the twentieth century. Over the past forty years, makers have been getting closer to reproducing examples from the historical past. Now, The Art of Making a Harpsichord gives its readers the chance to discover this challenging and rewarding pursuit in a way that is rarely possible without working with an established builder. Beginning with an overview of the instrument, its schools and workshop traditions, the author – himself an experienced maker and researcher – explores the various models and types before leading the reader through the manufacture of an Italian-style instrument, while describing historically-based working methods which are applicable to all traditions. Just as in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, there is no need to rely on large power-tools. This book has been designed to provide assistance to all harpsichord makers, whatever model they choose to make. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the latter taken – wherever possible – from antique examples that give the reader as full an understanding as possible of the quality of these beautiful instruments.

Hardback: 256 pages.
Publisher: Robert Hale Publishing
Language: English

 

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The Collegium. A Handbook by Edward L. Kottick

Book description

Hardcover: 127 pages.
Publisher: October House; Reprint edition
Language: English

 

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The early keyboard by William C Parsons

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher: W.C. Parsons (1987)
Language: English

 

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The electric harpsichord. With a new theory of the mechanism and phenomena of electricity by Delaborde

Book description

Unknown Binding: 73 pages.
Publisher: Americole (1979)
Language: English

 

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The Equal Beating Temperaments. A handbook for tuning harpsichords and fortepianos, with tuning techniques and tables of fifteen historical temperaments by Owen Jorgensen

Book description
A handbook for tuning harpsichords and fortepianos, with tuning techniques and tables of fifteen historical temperaments. While one can purchase electronic tuning aids that provide most of the useful temperaments in this book, one does, by learning to set them by ear, open up a vast field of possibilities. Good harpsichords simply sound best when tuned in a favorable temperament and equal temperament ain't it.

Unknown Binding: 36 pages.
Publisher: Sunbury Press (1981)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments) by Igor Kipnis (Editor)

Book description
The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world. It completes the three-volume Encyclopedia of Keyboard Intsruments. About the Author Robert Palmieri is the series editor for the Encylopedia of Keyboard Instruments. He has written widely on the piano and keyboards.

Hardcover: 576 pages.
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 19, 2006)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Hardcover: 320 pages.
Publisher: Faber and Faber; 2Rev Ed edition (4 Jun 1973)
Language:

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Hardcover: 208 pages.
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; 2 edition (August 1980)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Unknown Binding: 208 pages.
Publisher: W. W. Norton; 2d ed., rev edition
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord and Clavichord. An introductory study by Raymond Russell

Book description

Unknown Binding: 208 pages.
Publisher: Faber
Language:

 

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The Harpsichord Manual. An Introduction to the Technic, Ornamentation and Performance Practices by Margery Halford

Book description

Paperback: 63 pages.
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. (1968)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord Master. Book 1 by Gerald Plain

Book description

Hardcover: 16 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 1980)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord Owner's Guide. A Manual for Buyers and Owners by Edward L. Kottick

Book description
Kottick presents technical information in an accessible, but entertaining, way: the forms and styles of harpsichords, advice on purchasing decisions, maintenance techniques (such as voicing, regulating, and changing strings, tongues, plectra, springs, and dampers), aids in troubleshooting common problems, and detailed instructions on tuning and temperment. As builder of some thirty keyboard instruments, Kottick is well qualified to speak on the subject.

Hardcover: 180 pages.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; Rev edition (October 26, 1992)
Language: English

 

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The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook by Thomas Donahue

Book description
Thomas Donahue integrates available historical evidence and modern physical principles—from both musicological and scientific literature—to provide practical quantitative information about the stringing of this instrument. The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook covers the composition and properties of iron and brass wire, the interrelationship of frequency to string length, safety factors involved with stringing, the scaling of string lengths, the calculation of diameters, and the determination of the transition from iron to brass in mixed-strung instruments. Supplemental topics include the elasticity and plasticity of wire, inharmonicity, tension and stress, and the interpolation of string lengths. Additional material includes data on selected historical harpsichords, absolute diameters of historical gauge numbering systems, a generated list of tensile strength values for historical wire, and sizes and tensile strengths of currently available wire. This book offers specific guidance for instrument makers, restorers, curators, technicians, musicians, kit builders, wire manufacturers, and acousticians, filling in critical details that historical treatises and surviving instruments may not clearly address.

Hardcover: 260 pages.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2015)
Language: English

 

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The harpsichord. A dialogue for beginners by Fernando Valenti

Book description

Unknown Binding: 92 pages.
Publisher: Jerona Music (1982)
Language: English

 

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The Historical Harpsichord Series (Vol. 1). Reconstructing the Harpsichord; The surviving instruments of the Blanchet Workshop; In dthe Direction of the Beginning by Frank Hubbard, William Dowd, Christopher Page, Howard Schott (Editor)

Book description
The contents of the first volume of the series include a posthumous publication of Frank Hubbard's, a detailed study of the surviving instruments from the famous Blanchet workshop in 18th-century Paris by his life-long friend and sometime partner, William Dowd (Cambridge, MA), and a pioneering investigation by Christopher Page (New College, Oxford), into the medieval origins of the harpsichord.

Hardcover: 137 pages.
Publisher: Pendragon Press
Language: English

 

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The Historical Harpsichord Series (Vol. 2). The Metallurgy of 17th- and 18th-Century Music Wire by Martha Goodway, Jay Scott Odell

Book description
One of the central mysteries of the craft of harpsichord-making involves the choice of stringing material. Years of research by a number of distinguished scientists under the guidance of senior authors, Jay Scott Odell, Chief Conservator, and Martha Goodway, Metallurgist, of the Smithsonian Institution have resulted in a pioneering study of the metallurgy of 17th-and 18th-century music wire. Drawing on the scientific resources and expertise of a number of leading institutions, these researchers have been able to analyze samples of antique stringing material, often of only microscopic size. Their conclusions add significantly to our understanding and appreciation of the tonal qualities of the historical harpsichord and will further the efforts of today's instrument makers to recreate them.

Hardcover: 155 pages.
Publisher: Pendragon Press
Language:

 

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The Historical Harpsichord Series (Vol. 3). Bartolomeo Cristofori as Harpsichord Maker; The Identification and Authetification of Italian String Keyboard Instruments by Hubert Henkel, Denzil Wraight, Howard Schott (Editor)

Book description
The third volume in The Historical Harpsichord-Essays in Honor of Frank Hubbard series contains two studies of major importance. The name Bartolomeo Cristofori is immediately identified with the invention of the pianoforte, a harpsichord with a hammer action that can play loudly and softly. Indeed, Cristofori was an innovative builder of harpsichords of various types, as is fully described and illustrated in Bartolomeo Cristofori as Harpsichord Maker by Dr. Hubert Henkel, of the Deutsche Museum in Munich. He was formerly Director of the Musical Instrument Museum of the University of Leipzig, which contains a wealth of Cristofori instruments. Denzil Wraight's essay, The Identification and Authentication of Italian Stringed Keyboard Instruments, discusses methods by which unsigned harpsichords, as well as those with false inscriptions, can be authoritatively ascribed to known makers. Moulding profiles printed on acetate sheets will be provided for illustrative overlay comparisons.

Hardcover: 170 pages.
Publisher: Pendragon Press
Language:

 

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The Historical Harpsichord Series (Vol. 4). Harpsichord Decoration; A fable Deconstructed, the 1770 Taskin at Yale by Sheridan Germann, Richard Rephann, Howard Schott (Editor)

Book description
A Monograph Series in Honor of Frank Hubbard. Volume IV of The Historical Harpsichord contains two monographs of major importance, Harpsichord Decoration: A Conspectus by Sheridan Germann, and A Fable Deconstructed: The 1770 Taskin at Yale by Richard Rephann. Sheridan Germann, an acclaimed scholar and practitioner in the field of harpsichord decoration, offers the first comprehensive illustrated conspectus of thesubject. In Part I Ms. Germann tells us that the styles of the decoration of harpsichords (and spinets, virginals and clavichords) tended to follow contemporary furniture fashions, but usually lagged conservatively behind the prevailing fashions. Because, unlike most furniture, the instruments are often dated, they provide rare documentation of how long these styles remained in common use. This survey follows chronologically the five major regional traditions of keyboard instrument decoration-Italian, Flemish, French, German and English-but with emphasis on the international changes in taste on which each region produced its own variations. In Part II, Richard Rephann of the Yale Musical Instrument Collection describes his research into the uniquely experimental construction of the 1770 Pascal Taskin harpsichord. This essay forms a pendant to William Dowd's in Vol. I that treats the surviving instruments of the Blanchet-Taskin workshop up to 1770. The romantic provenance of the 1770 Taskin, concocted by the antique trade to enhance the instrument's market value, is revealed as a fable

Hardcover: 249 pages.
Publisher: Pendragon Press
Language: English

 

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The maintenance of harpsichords by Eric Herz

Book description

Unknown Binding: 14 pages.
Publisher:
Language: English

 

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The Modern Harpsichord; Twentieth century instruments and their makers by Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann

Book description

Hardcover: 255 pages.
Publisher: October House, Inc.
Language:

 

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The Modern Harpsichord; Twentieth century instruments and their makers by Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann

Book description

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: October House Inc.
Language:

 

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The one-keyboarded clavicytherium of the Kraus Collection in Florence (Unica vel rara) by Alessandro Kraus

Book description

Unknown Binding: 3 pages.
Publisher: Salvatore Landi (1910)
Language: English

 

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The Russell Collection and other early keyboard instruments in Saint Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh = The Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments = Early Keyboard Instruments. Russell Collection by Sidney T M Newman (Editor), Peter Williams (Editor)

Book description

Hardcover: 80 pages.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Language:

 

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The Stringing of Italian Keyboard Instruments c. 1500 - c. 1650 by Ralph Denzil Wraight

Book description

: pages.
Publisher: UMI (1997)
Language:

 

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The Temperament of Keyboard Music. Its Character; Its Musicality; and Its History by Oford Mackenzie, Carl Nordstrom Alexander

Book description

Hardcover: 247 pages.
Publisher: A C N Mackenzie of Ord (May 2007)
Language:

 

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The Tuning of My Harpsichord by Herbert Anton Kellner

Book description
Published and printed in Germany, 5-1/2" x 8-1/4", 56 page paper back. This treatise on how to tune your harpsichord addresses its advice more to musicians as amateurs and connoisseurs rather than professional tuners. Due to their limited tuning stability, most harpsichords are not regularly serviced by piano technicians. This book will assist in learning proper harpsichord tuning techniques.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Bold Strummer (August 1995)
Language:

 

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The Tuning of my Harpsichord (Schriftenreihe das Musikinstrument ; Heft 18) by Herbert Anton Kellner

Book description

Paperback: 54 pages.
Publisher: Bold Strummer Ltd (December 1986)
Language:

 

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Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making by Frank Hubbard, Ralph Kirkpatrick (Foreword)

Book description
Here are the traditions of harpsichord making as they might have been taught to young apprentices in five countries where the craft once flourished: Italy, Flanders, France, England, and Germany. The period covered ranges from approximately 1500, when concrete data became available, to 1800, after which the nature of the instrument is no longer of musicological significance. The author's aim is to "give enough information to make it possible for builders of harpsichords to base their work on certain knowledge of the designs and methods of earlier makers; to guide players of the harpsichord in their search for appropriate instruments, dispositions, and registrations in recreating the music of the past; and to serve as a useful body of information for historians and editors of early keyboard music." A chapter each is devoted to the five most important schools of harpsichord making. Over forty plates illustrate the most typical harpsichords of each country. Each set of drawings includes a plan drawn to scale, the interior of the instrument, and interesting details of action and construction. These are supplemented by reproductions of illustrations taken from early sources. The appendixes contain texts of relevant documents, including inventories of the shops of some prominent French makers and contemporary descriptions of instruments. Mr. Hubbard has drawn material from contemporary descriptions of instruments and the mechanical arts such as those found in encyclopedias, technical treatises, books on music theory, and manuals for craftsmen. In addition he has examined hundreds of instruments in European and American collections. His exceptional position as an internationally known harpsichord maker as well as a student of harpsichord history allows him to discuss technical as well as historical matters that would be outside the competence of a musicologist.

Hardcover: 472 pages.
Publisher: Harvard University Press (January 1, 1965)
Language: English

 

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Treatise on Harpsichord Tuning (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Jean Denis, Vincent J. Panetta

Book description
The Treatise on Harpsichord Tuning (1643/50) was the first French document to discuss keyboard performance practice in any detail. Jean Denis was both a harpsichord builder of renown and the organist of a prominent Parisian church, and he thus qualifies as an authority worthy of careful study. The treatise addresses numerous matters of interest to both scholars and performers, including temperament, ornamentation, fugue, and the use of the organ in liturgical practice. Also included in the treatise are a keyboard prelude designed to reveal errors in tuning and two delightful anecdotes attesting to the power of music. The forthright character of Denis's writing lends a unique and distinctly enjoyable tone to the work. Vincent Panetta's edition of Denis's treatise includes a generously annotated English translation of the original, along with an extensive Introduction that places Denis and his treatise in a historical context.

Paperback: 136 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 19, 1987)
Language: English

 

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Treatise on tuning the harpsichord by Jean Denis

Book description

Unknown Binding: pages.
Publisher:
Language: English

 

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Tuning the historical temperaments by Ear. A manual of eighty-nine methods for tuning fifty-one scales on the harpsichord, piano, and other keyboard instruments by Owen Jorgensen

Book description

Unknown Binding: 435 pages.
Publisher: Northern Michigan University Press (1977)
Language: English

 

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Tuning. Containing the Perfection of Eighteenth-Century Temperament, the Lost Art of Nineteenth-Century Temperment and the Science of Equal Temperme by Owen H. Jorgensen

Book description
This absolutely enormous book is one of the classics on musical temperament; for some reason most such books are out of print and hard to get hold of, and this is no exception. The title has got cut off in the Amazon entry - the full title is: "Tuning: Containing the Perfection of Eighteenth-Century Temperament, the Lost Art of Nineteenth-Century Temperment and the Science of Equal Temperment, Complete with Instructions for Aural and Electronic Tuning." It is a mixture of history of tunings and temperaments, and explicit tuning instructions for various temperaments. An interesting thread running through the book is a detailed argument to the effect that equal temperament was not commonplace until the twentieth century. If you're interested in this book, you might want to get hold of the recordings by Enid Katahn, "Six degrees of Tonality" and "Beethoven in the Temperaments." The former consists of recordings of a number of pieces from different periods of musical history, played on a piano tuned by Edward Foote in temperaments appropriate to the era. Also included are three different takes of the Mozart Fantasie Kv.397 in meantone, "Prelleur" temperament and equal temperament. Other books you might want to check out are Barbour's "Tuning and Temperament" and Dominique Devie's "Le Tempérament Musical."

Hardcover: 821 pages.
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
Language: English

 

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Über das Stimmen von Cembalo, Spinett, Clavichord und Klavier (Schriftenreihe Das Musikinstrument, Heft 11) by Friedrich Ernst

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Unknown Binding: 47 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Versuch einer Geschichte des Clavierbaues by Joseph Fischhof

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Die Bedeutung von Fischhofs "Versuch" als Quellenwerk der Klaviergeschichte liegt nicht zuletzt in seiner Stellung an einem Wendepunkt der Entwicklung des Klaviers. Die ausführlichen Beschreibungen der in London auf der Weltausstellung 1851 ausgestellten Instrumente, sind so etwas wie eine letzte Bestandsaufnahme vor dem großem Umbruch, der in den folgenden Jahrzehnten eintrat. Faksimile-Ausgabe des Originals von 1853. Als wertvolle Informationsquellen erweisen sich auch die zahlreichen statistischen Angaben und Tabellen, mit denen Fischhof seinen Bericht bereichert. Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen

Paperback: 148 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky; Auflage: Reprint (1. Januar 1998)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Wie stimme ich selbst mein Cembalo? by Herbert Anton Kellner

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Paperback: 69 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Wood, wire, and quill. An introduction to the harpsichord by Jan H Albarda

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Unknown Binding: 93 pages.
Publisher: Coach House Press (1968)
Language: English

 

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