2015 Carmel Bach Festival Early Keyboard Gallery

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INSTRUMENT The Flemish Double Harpsichord The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1638 Ruckers The
Continuo
Organ
The
Continuo
Organ
PICTURE
Flemish Double Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg
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Ruckers Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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DISPOSITION 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´
4⁠´ register worked by lever on wrestplank
2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by levers on wrestplank
8⁠´, 4⁠´, 2⁠´, 11/3⁠´
Divided stop registers
(Quint to treble only)
8⁠´, 4⁠´, 2⁠´, 22/3⁠´
Divided stop registers
(Quint to treble only)
RANGE Two 56+1-note
keyboards
with bone naturals and solid grenadilla sharps
GG–d'''
Two 55-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG,AA–d'''
Two 58-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG–e'''
One 54-note
reverse keyboard
with cherry sharps C–f'''
One 54+1-note
reverse keyboard
with snakewood sharps C–f'''
TRANSPOSITION A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440/A466 A415/A440
STRINGING Strung in US Red & Yellow Brass, and US 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 All wooden pipes
ACTION Tapered wooden jacks with black celcon plectra, leathered registers Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Mechanical Mechanical
CONSTRUCTION Basswood case, lid & bottom, Swiss pine soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails Basswood case, lid & bottom, Engelmann spruce soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

DECORATION

Soundboard painting in appropriate style

Gilded rose

Handpainted marbled exterior, bright mouldings

Flemish papers to keywell, case rim and lid, mottos in Hebrew:

SING UNTO THE LORD A NEW SONG
(Psalm 96:1)

SING, O BARREN ONE, YOU WHO ARE WITHOUT ISSUE, CRY ALOUD AND SHOUT FOR JOY
(Isaiah 54:1)

 

Distressed soundboard painting in appropriate style

Gilded rose

Distressed handpainted grey case, bright mouldings, Ruckers-style brass hinges

Distressed hand-printed Flemish papers to keywell and case rim

Lid painting by Millicent Tomkins

Soundboard painting in appropriate style

Gilded rose

Handpainted black exterior, red lid interior, gilded mouldings, Ruckers-style brass hinges

Flemish papers to keywell and case rim

 

Pierced panels to sides & back Pierced panels to sides & back
STAND & ACCESSORIES

Turned trestle stand in oak

Matching music desk & lid stick

Turned trestle travel stand in ebonized mahogany

Cherry music desk & lid stick

Turned trestle stand in cherry

Matching music desk & lid stick

Instrument rests directly on floor Instrument rests directly on floor
SIGNATURE KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1990 [unsigned —
KEVIN FRYER 2003]
KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1997 GC KLOP
GARDEREN
[unsigned —
GC KLOP
GARDEREN]
PROVENANCE Private ownership,
Chicago, IL
Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Kevin Fryer Harpsichords San Francisco Bach Choir UC Berkeley
CONCERT USE
Subject to change
Monday & Wednesday Intermezzi Wed Jul 22 Twilight; Jul 28 Foyer; Thursday Twilight in the Cathedral Saturday, Sunday, Thursday & Friday concerts; VBA Showcase; Best of the Fest Saturday & Sunday concerts; Best of the Fest Monday Intermezzo; VBA Showcase
All the early keyboard instruments are procured and delivered by Kevin Fryer Harpsichords. All early keyboards prepared throughout the Carmel season by Carey Beebe.

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