Claviorgan [organized piano, harpsichord, etc.] (Fr. clavecin organisé; Ger. Orgelklavier; It., Sp. claviórgano).
- Donald Howard Boalch
- and Peter Williams
An English equivalent to the quasi-Latin claviorganum, denoting a keyboard instrument in which strings and pipes ‘sound together to produce a pleasing sound’ (Praetorius, 2/1619). In early sources, late 15th-century Spanish or 16th-century Italian collections, for example, it cannot be assumed that clabiórgano...