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Claviorgan [organized piano, harpsichord, etc.] (Fr. clavecin organisé; Ger. Orgelklavier; It., Sp. claviórgano).locked

  • 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...

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Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society