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a collection of 78 short pieces (miniatures) for unfretted clavichord based on the most popular tool for spiritual introspection and divination. (2023)
work in progress...
The clavichord, invented in the early 14th Century, is a predecessor to the piano and to the more recent clavinet. It is a popular instrument for playing music from the Renaissance and Baroque period, but can be found in other music styles such as recordings by Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Tori Amos and The Beatles.The action of the clavichord is unique among all keyboard instruments. The clavichord produces sound by striking brass or iron strings with small metal blades called tangents. The clavichord has been referred to as the most intimate of keyboard instruments, the player being able to control attack, duration, volume, and even provide certain subtle effects of vibrato known as Bebung by varying the pressure on the key.