2014 Carmel Bach Festival Early Keyboard Gallery

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INSTRUMENT The 17th-century French Double Harpsichord after Vaudry The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers The Italian Harpsichord after Grimaldi The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1638 Ruckers The French Double Harpsichord
after Blanchet 1733
The
Continuo
Organ
The
Continuo
Organ
PICTURE
Vaudry Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 6K jpeg
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Grimaldi Harpsichord 7K jpeg
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Ruckers Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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French 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´, no buff
Both registers movable by stop levers 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´, no buff
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 Two 55-note
reverse keyboards with trefoiled naturals & solid bone sharps
GG,AA–d'''
Two 55-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG,AA–d'''
One 56+1-note
boxwood & cherry keyboard
with skunktail sharps
GG–d'''
Two 58-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG–e'''
Two 61+1-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/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440 A392/A415/A440 A415/A440/A466 A415/A440
STRINGING Strung in US Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in US Yellow Brass wire Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in US Red Brass, Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire All wooden pipes All wooden pipes
ACTION Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, leathered registers Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Traditional beech jacks with black celcon plectra Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, black celcon for 4⁠´, leathered registers Tapered wooden jacks with Canada goose quill plectra, leathered registers Mechanical Mechanical
CONSTRUCTION Dovetailed solid walnut case, Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridges & rails Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails False inner-outer construction with cypress inner case and limewood exterior case,
Swiss pine soundboard, walnut bridge, nut & wrestplank veneer
Basswood case, lid & bottom, Engelmann spruce soundboard, pearwood 8⁠´ bridge, beech 4⁠´ bridge Basswood case, lid & bottom, Norway spruce soundboard, cherry bridge, beech rails

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

DECORATION

Soundboard painting in appropriate style

Parchment rose

Cast brass lid flap hinges

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

Hand-rubbed painted finish, Florentine decoration by Adrian Card

Ornamental iron lid flap hinges

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

 

Decoration by Janine Johnson:

Soundboard painting

Gilded rose

Chinoiserie on deep purple ground

Oil gilt mouldings and case bands

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

Turned trestle stand in walnut

Matching music desk & lid stick

Turned trestle travel stand in ebonized mahogany

Cherry music desk & lid stick

Painted turned beech stand & lid stick

Walnut music desk

Turned trestle stand in cherry

Matching music desk & lid stick

Seven leg Louis-XV cabriole leg stand

Turned trestle travel stand in walnut

Matching walnut music desk

Instrument rests directly on floor Instrument rests directly on floor
SIGNATURE KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1992 [unsigned —
KEVIN FRYER 2003]
KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1988 KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1997 JOHN PHILLIPS • BERKELEY • 1999 GC KLOP
GARDEREN
[unsigned —
GC KLOP
GARDEREN]
PROVENANCE Private ownership,
Oakland CA
Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Private ownership,
San Francisco
Kevin Fryer Harpsichords Private ownership,
Oakland CA
San Francisco Bach Choir UC Berkeley
CONCERT USE
Subject to change
Private practice use & overflow Thursday Twilights, Best of the Fest Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday concerts; July 23 Twilight: Best of the Fest Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday concerts; VBA Showcase Monday & Thursday recitals; July 22 foyer Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday concerts; Best of the Fest Wednesday & Sunday concerts; 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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