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INSTRUMENT

The Neapolitan Harpsichord after Giovanni Natale Bocalari, 1679

Exciting, driving sound in a small footprint

The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi

Ideal for accompaniment

 

The Ruckers Double Harpsichord

Our most versatile instrument, with a rich and powerful voice

 

The French Double Harpsichord after Blanchet

The consummate harpsichord

The Fortepiano after Stein

The keyboard of the Classical masters

The
Continuo
Organ

All wooden pipes to accompany everything from solo recorder to choral masterworks

The
Regal

The snarl of the underworld

PICTURE
&
SOUND
SAMPLE
Neapolitan Harpsichord 5K jpeg
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Grimaldi Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Ruckers Double Harpsichord 9K jpeg
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French Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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Fortepiano 7K jpeg
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Organ 6K jpeg
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Regal 6K jpeg
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DISPOSITION

2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable

2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by levers through nameboard

2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers and buff worked by levers through nameboard

Double strung throughout

8⁠´, 4⁠´, 2⁠´, 1 1 3⁠´
Divided stop registers
(Quint to treble only)

8⁠´

RANGE

One 49+1-note
boxwood & walnut keyboard
C–c'''

One 56+1-note
boxwood & walnut keyboard
GG–d'''

Two 56+1-note
reverse keyboards
GG–d'''

Two 61-note
reverse keyboards
FF–f'''

One 61+1-note
reverse keyboard
FF–f'''

One 54-note
reverse keyboard
C–f'''

One 54-note
reverse keyboard
C–f'''

OCTAVE SPAN
/STICHMAß

6 7 16˝
491mm

6 1 4˝
474mm
6 1 4˝
474mm
6 1 4˝
474mm
6 1 4˝
477mm
6 1 2˝
495mm
6 1 2˝
495mm
TRANSPOSITION A392/A415/A440/A466 A415/A440 A392/A415/A440 A392/A415 A415/A440
A430 capable
A392/A415/A440/A466
A430 capable
A415/A440/A466
STRINGING

Strung in Malcolm Rose Yellow Brass wire

Strung in Malcolm Rose Yellow Brass wire

Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire

Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire

Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire

All wooden pipes

Brass resonators,
shallots & tongues

ACTION

Traditional beech jacks, weighted, with boar bristle springs & Canada goose quill, working in box guide

Traditional beech jacks, weighted, with boar bristle springs & Canada goose quill, working in box guide

Tapered pearwood jacks with holly tongues, boar bristle springs & Canada goose quill

Tapered pearwood jacks with holly tongues, boar bristle springs & Canada goose quill, working in leathered registers

Viennese action by Carey Beebe with kangaroo skin hammer coverings

Viennese action model by Philip Belt also available

Mechanical

Mechanical

CONSTRUCTION

False inner-outer construction with cypress inner case and limewood exterior case,
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut, wrestplank veneer & mouldings

False inner-outer construction with cypress inner case and Swiss pine exterior case,
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut & wrestplank veneer

European lime case, lid & bottom, Swiss pine soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge Hard Canadian basswood case, lid & bottom, Swiss pine soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails Honduras mahogany roundtail case, Sitka spruce soundboard

European oak case

Self-contained 240V blower

European oak case

Self-contained 240V blower

DECORATION

Gothic-style soundboard rose by Janine Johnson

Hand-rubbed painted finish, lid hinges in cast brass

Gothic-style soundboard rose by Janine Johnson

Hand-rubbed oil finish

Hinges in iron

Soundboard painting by Diana Ford using Australian motifs in style of early I Ruckers

Gilded rose

Handpainted Forest Green exterior, Colonial Green interior, gilded mouldings, Ruckers-style brass hinges

Flemish papers to keywell and case rim

Soundboard painting after Collesse by Sheridan Germann

Gilded rose

Handpainted Soldier Blue case

Water gilt mouldings and keywell, oil gilt bands

Solid frame & panel lid Pierced panels to sides & back

Swell flap

Detachable music desk

STAND & STOOL

Turned beech stand

Cypress lid stick & music desk

Turned beech stand and matching lid sticks

Cypress music desk

Seven leg turned table stand in French oak

Matching music desk, lid sticks, and adjustable stool with buttoned leather seat

Six leg Louis-XVI stand with watergilt boxes and medallions

Matching stool with buttoned gold velvet seat

Four turned and fluted legs Instrument rests directly on floor Four screw-in legs
SIGNATURE CAREY BEEBE • MMII CAREY BEEBE • MCMXC CAREY BEEBE • MMIII

CAREY BEEBE
ÉLÈVE DE
D JACQUES WAY 1991

D JACQUES WAY
STONINGTON 1986
H KLOP
GARDEREN NEDERLAND
AD 2004
H KLOP
GARDEREN NEDERLAND
AD 2007
DIMENSIONS 202 x 78cm 235 x 95cm 216 x 84cm 240 x 98cm

215 x 98cm

113 x 83cm

89 x 47cm

FLIGHTCASE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VALUE $32000 $35000 $64000 $95000 $65000 $50000 $28000
PERFORMANCE FEE † $800 $860 $910 $1200 $960 $1020 $770
RECENT USE

 

Pinchgut Opera 2K jpeg
Theodora

 

 

Australian Chamber Orchestra 1K gif
The Four Seasons

 

Australian Chamber Orchestra 1K gif
Bach Concertos
Pinchgut Opera 2K jpeg
Iphigénie en Tauride
Opera Australia 2K gif
Così
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra 3K jpeg
St Matthew Passion
Pinchgut Opera 2K jpeg
Concerto Italiano

Australian dollar GST-inclusive prices effective January 1 2015.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
Please refer to the Hire Details page for important information.

The Performance Fee for each instrument is inclusive of all charges (Hire, Return Transport, Insurance, Setup, Preparation & Tuning, as well as Interval Attendance if required)
for a weekday call of maximum five hours duration on site in the Sydney South Area (between Port Jackson and Port Hacking and as far west as Parramatta, including the CBD and Eastern suburbs).


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