Music Department

Early Keyboard Collection

Other Instruments
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Virginal
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Italian Harpsichord
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Double Harpsichord
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Positiv Organ

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Clavichord

The clavichord was the principal practice instrument for keyboard musicians of the 17th and 18th centuries. Reed’s clavichord, built by Byron Will in 1998, is modeled after one from 1784 by the German builder Hubert, and includes the historic features of low pitch (A=390), Valotti temperament, and a four-and-a-half octave keyboard. Decorative marbled papers were crafted by Bonnie Garrett.

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