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Italian Harpsichord

Early 17th century Venetian harpsichord, copy made by David Jensen

Constructed in 2003, this harpsichord is an example of lightweight continuo harpsichords of the Early Baroque because it features 2x8’ instead of one 8’ and one 4’. Made of cedar and weighing only 40 lbs., it is incredibly light, transportable, and resonant. An instrument of this type is generally placed in ornate outer cases (which we hope to get soon!), but for now it is a pure continuo engine! It is also particularly good for Italian Baroque and Virginalist repertoire.

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