Harpsichord Manila Philippines

Posted on January 17th, 2015

Harpsichord Manila Philippines

Harpsichord Manila Philippines, we at Manila Pianos Inc have beautiful Harpsichords for sale, please look at this:

FOR SALE: 1 MANUAL TRASUNTINO HARPSICHORD MADE IN 1531, TRUE COPY BUILT BY US, TRUE COPY OF THIS FINE ITALIAN INSTRUMENT, PICTURE SHOWN HERE IS OF ACTUAL INSTRUMENT COMING TO OUR SHOWROOM SOON.

The original Trasuntino Harpsichord is in the Royal College of Music in London but it is not possible to reconstruct the soundboard, ribbing and bridges, because it had been altered before however there it is a very similar instrument to the Eldest Surviving Italian Harpsichord from Hyronimus of Bologna 1521.

That´s why we took the case of the Trasuntino and the soundboard from Hyronimus to get a beautiful new Instrument matching the requirements of today with the tone and construction true copy 1521.

In Germany, the Harpsichords had been built by organ makers, In Italy by lute makers and violin Makers. Their result was a totally different tone because of their thinking.

One kind of Italian concept was very thin walls, very light weighted keys, built only to give a big volume (similar to the Flamenco-Guitar) and this was for us the concept of our Trasuntino.

Because they are clearly louder than other Harpsichord types, they had been used until the 19th Century for Churches, Theaters, Operas, the director was leading all the music from the Harpsichord and gave all musicians the start for their part with the Harpsichord.

The Harpsichord had to be as loud as possible with a good attack in the sound. Normally, only both 8´-registers could be played together: for tuning purpose, they could be separated.

Our Trasuntinos  are good for all kind of orchestra continuo as well as home use and most solo music, they are perfect for the music of Sweelinck, Byrd, Frescobaldi, Froberger, Domenico Scarlatti.

The case in Rana/Narra, the soundboard made of spruce, the knobs on the case are in real pearl.

One manual, G/H-d³, length 211 cm, 8´,8´, Lute stop,