Music Department

Early Keyboard Collection

Other Instruments
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Clavichord
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Italian Harpsichord
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Double Harpsichord
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Positiv Organ

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Virginal

Built and donated to Reed by alumna Chloe Lewis, with painting by Reed alumna Elecia Beebe, this virginal is modeled after those used in England and the Netherlands, ca. 1600, and is especially suited for music by Dowland, Bull, Byrd and Sweelinck. Although at modern pitch (A=440), we tune it in historic meantone temperament.

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Virginal organ image

Virginal organ image

Virginal organ image