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PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
THE INSTRUMENT Harpsichord
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Albert Museum Andries Ruckers Antwerp appeared Bach Bartolomeo Cristofori bass short octave bentside Blanchet Broadwood Brussels Conservatoire built Burkat Shudi C. P. E. Bach catalogue Cembalo Cembalo Angelico chord chromatic clavecin clavichord clavicytherium claviorgan compass crow quill dated decoration double harpsichord double manual ebony eight foot eighteenth century England English harpsichords example fecit five octave Flemish foot stop four foot four octaves gilt Guild harp stop harpsi harpsichord maker Hass Heyer Collection Hitchcock inches inscription instru instrument maker Italian ivory Johann John Broadwood keyboard instruments keys Kirckman later London lower manual ments musical instruments organ painted Paris Conservatoire Pascal Taskin pedal pianoforte plate played plectra plectrum quill registers rows of jacks sets of strings seventeenth century Silbermann sixteen foot sixteenth soundboard Soundboard of preceding spinet Spinetta survived Thomas Hitchcock tone tongue tuning unisons unsigned upper keyboard upper manual vibration Victoria and Albert virginall wire wood wrestplank