At 1:57 PM -0400 5/31/98, Jennifer Phillips wrote:
>On 5/30/98 at 2:12 AM, Harpsichords and Related Topics wrote:
> > Of course I can't know what Jennifer did 20 years ago
> The clavicytherium I played was in a combined music shop/house in Haarlem
>seemed to be a sometime abode for Kenneth Gilbert. It was one of the places we
>practiced for the Organ Academy. But the practice instrument was up front in a
>window! I felt a bit like those ladies of the night in Amsterdam, though I
>didn't dress or act like them! <g>. There was a wall separating the music shop
>(scores) and the living quarters, where 2 or 3 instruments resided, including
>the clavicytherium and, I believe, a Flemish spinet. I was too in awe to
>who the builders were.
I remember walking by that place several years ago and taking a picture of
the clavicytherium through the window. (The shop was closed; it was holiday
time.) In the windowshelf was a very precise miniature model of a
harpsichord. I had no idea Kenneth Gilbert was hanging out there. I did
meet him the next week at Bruges, where he was on the jury.
James R. (Jay) McCarty, M.D.
Fort Worth, TX
"Sine ars, scientia nihil est"