Edinburgh Society of Musicians The harpsichord was built in 
1975-76 and is a Zuckermann Flemish V. In laying out plans for the instrument 
Zuckermann in the person of David Way began with a small Andreas Ruckers 
harpsichord of 1643 enlarged it from 45 to 52 notes so that all of Bach could 
be played comfortably but otherwise changed it as little as possible. It is 
handsome in appearance and lively and resonant in tone an ideal instrument 
for solo ensemble and continuo work. The instrument has one choir of strings at normal 8' pitch and another at 4'.
The longer strings are rich enough to carry the burden of the music the 4'
choir can be added at will for contrasting passages. This was the normal
disposition for the old Flemish instruments. The 8' choir has the addition of a
buff (lute) stop. The touch is light and crisp and sensitive. The instrument was
regulated and voiced by the late John Barnes of the Russell collection in
Edinburgh. The compass is 4.5 octaves with GG/BB short octave, as was frequently used on
old instruments, or it can be tuned chromatically giving BB-d. Description furnished by Kyle McCallum, BMus (Edin), builder of this harpsichord
and conductor of the Aberdeen Orpheus Choir Built by Kyle McCallum with painting of
Loch Rannoch by Chris Moore Edinburgh Society
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Zuckermann Flemish V Harpsichord 

Zuckermann Flemish V Harpsichord The harpsichord was built in 1975-76 and is a Zuckermann Flemish V. In laying out plans for the instrument, Zuckermann - in the person of David Way - began with a small Andreas Ruckers harpsichord of 1643, enlarged it from 45 to 52 notes so that all of Bach could be played comfortably, but otherwise changed it as little as possible. It is handsome in appearance, and lively and resonant in tone - an ideal instrument for solo, ensemble and continuo work....Its length is 77 inches (195.5cm) and width 30.5 inches (80 cm).

The instrument has one choir of strings at normal 8' pitch and another at 4'. The longer strings are rich enough to carry the burden of the music; the 4' choir can be added at will for contrasting passages. This was the normal disposition for the old Flemish instruments. The 8' choir has the addition of a buff (lute) stop. The touch is light and crisp and sensitive. The instrument was regulated and voiced by the late John Barnes of the Russell collection in Edinburgh.
The compass is 4.5 octaves with GG/BB short octave, as was frequently used on old instruments, or it can be tuned chromatically giving BB-d'''."
Description furnished by Kyle McCallum, BMus (Edin), builder of this harpsichord and conductor of the Aberdeen Orpheus Choir

Built by Kyle McCallum with painting of Loch Rannoch by Chris Moore

text by Beverly Gray (President)

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