Medieval Music, Harpsichord

Found from the beginning of the 16th century, the Italian harpsichords were lightly constructed, almost invariably finished in natural wood. They usually had a single manual and a basic registration of two 8' stops which were often used together, although a 4' stop was occasionally an option.

They have a characteristically pungent, immediate, almost at times percussive tone which is well suited to 17th century Italian music.





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