2017 Carmel Bach Festival Early Keyboard Gallery

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INSTRUMENT Clavicembalo da viaggio † The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi The Flemish Double Harpsichord The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers † The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1638 Ruckers The French Double Harpsichord after 1711 Donzelague † The
Continuo
Organ
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Organ
PICTURE
Clavicembalo da viaggio 10K jpeg
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Grimaldi Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Flemish Double Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg
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Ruckers Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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French Double Harpsichord after Donzealgue 7K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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DISPOSITION 2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Back 8´ permanently ON, front 8⁠´ movable with three stop levers
2 x 8⁠´, no buff
Both registers movable by stop levers on wrestplanks
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 worked by levers on wrestplank
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
2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, buff on back 8⁠´
Stop registers worked by levers through nameboard
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 One 53-note
boxwood keyboard
with skunktail sharps
C–e'''
One 56+1-note
boxwood & cherry keyboard
with skunktail sharps
GG–d'''
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 55-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG,AA–d'''
Two 58-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG–e'''
Two 61-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
FF–f'''
One 54-note
reverse keyboard
with cherry sharps C–f'''
One 54+1-note
reverse keyboard
with snakewood sharps C–f'''
TRANSPOSITION A415 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415 A415/A440/A466 A415/A440
STRINGING Strung in Red & Yellow Brass wire Strung in US Yellow Brass wire 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 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 Traditional walnut jacks with black Delrin plectra in walnut tongues with flat leaf brass springs Traditional beech jacks with black Celcon plectra in oak boxguide Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Tapered pearwood jacks with Delrin plectra, leathered registers Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black Celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black Celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Tapered pearwood jacks with Delrin plectra, leathered registers Mechanical Mechanical
CONSTRUCTION Tripartite folding case in Cypress,
pine soundboard, beech bridge & nut
False inner-outer construction with cypress inner case and limewood exterior case,
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut & wrestplank veneer
Basswood case, lid & bottom, Swiss pine soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails Basswood case, lid & bottom, Engelmann spruce soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, walnut bridges & rails

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

DECORATION

Oiled finish

Iron hinges

Hand-rubbed painted finish, Florentine decoration by Adrian Card

Ornamental iron lid flap hinges

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)

 

Soundboard painting by Margrit Haberlin after the original instrument

Gilded rose

Varnish craquelure case decoration by Adrian Card inspired by Joris Hoefnagel’s illuminations in the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta, gilded mouldings, Ruckers-style brass hinges

Hand-printed Flemish papers to keywell and case rim

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

 

Soundboard painting by Adrian Card after the original instrument

Parchment rose

Handpainted case, cast brass hinges

Hand-painted papers to keywell and case rim

Lid painting map of Mediterranean by Adrian Card inspired by C17th & 18th originals
Pierced panels to sides & back Pierced panels to sides & back
STAND & ACCESSORIES

Table-top instrument without legs

Painted turned beech stand & lid stick

Walnut music desk

Turned trestle stand in oak

Matching music desk & lid stick

Eight-leg table stand

Wenge 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

Eight-leg table stand in walnut

Walnut music desk & lid stick

Instrument rests directly on floor Instrument rests directly on floor
SIGNATURE [unsigned — FRANCO BARUCCHIERI 2000] KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1988 KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1990 KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1998 [unsigned —
KEVIN FRYER 2003]
KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1997 KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 2004 GC KLOP
GARDEREN
[unsigned —
GC KLOP
GARDEREN]
PROVENANCE Private ownership,
New York
Private ownership,
San Francisco
Private ownership,
Las Vegas, NV
Private ownership,
Pebble Beach, CA
Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Private ownership,
Pebble Beach, CA
San Francisco Bach Choir UC Berkeley
CONCERT USE
Subject to change
Tuesday Intermezzi; VBA Showcase Wednesday Intermezzi; Wednesday Mission concert; Best of the Fest Sun Jul 23 Candelight; Sat Jul 29 Morning Jul 11 Duelling harpsichords benefit Monday concert; Wed Jul 26 Twilight; Thursday Twilight in the Cathedral; Best of the Fest Saturday concerts; Thursday Twilight in the Cathedral; Best of the Fest Jul 11 Duelling harpsichords benefit Saturday & Tuesday concerts; Best of the Fest Sunday concert; Wednesday Mission concert; Monday Intermezzi; Best of the Fest
All the early keyboard instruments (except †) are procured and delivered by Kevin Fryer Harpsichords. All early keyboards prepared throughout the Carmel season by Carey Beebe.

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