double à petit ravalement
instrument is based on the standard Ruckers "transposing"
harpsichord, with a moderate rebuild to bring it up to the
standards of the early 18th century. The compass is GG, AA
- d'''. 8' and buff on the upper manual, 8' and 4' on the
lower and a shove coupler to make all registers accessible
from the lower manual. It can be made to transpose, either
between 415 and 440, or 415 and 392.
This instrument is based
on the Mietke 1710 harpsichord which is preserved in Hudiksvall,
Sweden. It is brass strung with two 8' registers. The compass
is GG,AA -c '''or d'''. It can be made to transpose 392 -
415 - 440.
à grand ravalement
A full 5 octave late French
ravalement, based on the original in the Nydahl collection.
The compass is FF - f'''. 8' and buff on the upper manual,
8' and 4' on the lower and a shove coupler to make all registers
accessible from the lower manual. It can be made to transpose
392 - 415 - 440.
and Child - Muselar Virginals after Ioannes Ruckers 1623.
Two instruments in one. A
muselar at 8' pitch and an octave virginals. Both can be used
independently, played together as a duet, or the child put
on top of the mother as a 8' + 4' ensemble. When not in use,
the child can be stored inside the mother. Both instruments
have a C/E - c''' compass and feature bone naturals and bog
oak sharps, Ruckers style jacks with "mouse ear"
Plan view of a "child" virginals