2024 Carmel Bach Festival Early Keyboard Gallery

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INSTRUMENT The Flemish Single Harpsichord after 1635 Ruckers The Flemish Double Harpsichord after 1624 “Colmar” Ruckers The German Double Harpsichord
after 1722 Johann Heinrich Gräbner
The
Continuo
Organ
The
Continuo
Organ
PICTURE
Favia Ruckers Single Harpsichord 9K jpeg
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Colmar Ruckers Double Harpsichord 8K jpeg
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Gräbner German Double Harpsichord 10K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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Klop Organ 8K jpeg
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DISPOSITION 2 x 8⁠´, 1 x 4⁠´, no buff,
registers worked by 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´, buff on front 8´
Stop registers worked by wooden 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 One 52-note
keyboard
with ebony naturals, bone-slipped stained cherry sharps, & pearwood arcades
BB–d'''
Two 55-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
GG,AA–d'''
Two 58+1-note
reverse keyboards
with bone-slipped sharps
FF–d'''
One 54-note
reverse keyboard
with cherry sharps C–f'''
One 54+1-note
reverse keyboard
with snakewood sharps C–f'''
TRANSPOSITION non-transposing A415 A415/A440 A415/A440 A415/A440/A466 A415/A440
STRINGING Strung in Birkett Red & Yellow Brass, and P-wire Strung in Malcolm Rose Red & Yellow Brass, and Soft Iron wire Strung in Birkett Red & Yellow Brass, and P-wire All wooden pipes All wooden pipes
ACTION Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra Tapered pearwood jacks with Delrin plectra, working in leathered registers Tapered pearwood jacks with Canada goose quill plectra Mechanical Mechanical
CONSTRUCTION

Poplar case, Italian spruce soundboard, beech & cherry bridges

Lime case, lid & bottom, Italian alpine spruce soundboard, pearwood bridges & rails Ponderosa pine case, lid & bottom, Norway spruce soundboard, maple bridge & rails

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

European cherry case

Self-contained 110V blower

DECORATION

Soundboard painting by Janine Johnson

Gilded rose

Black case interior & exterior, bright mouldings, gilded lid bands

Flemish papers to keywell & case rim

Soundboard painting by
Margrit Haberlin after the
original instrument

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

Gilded rose

Hand-printed Flemish
papers to keywell
and case rim

Soundboard rose

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

Eight leg table stand in Claro walnut with concealed music drawer

Matching music desk & lid stick

 

Eight leg table stand

Wenge music desk & lid stick

Six leg table stand

Matching maple music desk

Instrument rests directly on floor Instrument rests directly on floor
SIGNATURE DOMINIC FAVIA FECIT CALIFORNIA [2021]

 

KEVIN FRYER • SAN FRANCISCO • 1998
JOHN MURDOCH PHILLIPS
BERKELEY CALIFORNIA
ANNO 2010
GC KLOP
GARDEREN
[unsigned —
GC KLOP
GARDEREN]
PROVENANCE

Private ownership,
Berkeley, CA

Private ownership,
Jackson, WY
Private ownership,
Palo Alto, CA
San Francisco Bach Choir UC Berkeley
CONCERT USE
Subject to change
Rehearsal & coaching instrument; Mon & Tue Foyer Mon, Tue & Sat concerts; Thu Twilight in the Cathedral; Best of the Fest Wed Mission Concert Mon & Sat concerts; Best of the Fest Wed Intermezzi; Wed Mission Concert; VBA Showcase
All early keyboards prepared throughout the Carmel Bach Festival season by Carey Beebe.

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