English, dated 1623 but mostly dating from c. 1720 Continue reading


1623 Harpsichord, general view


This is one of the most richly decorated English instruments to survive. The instrument dates mostly from the first decades of the 18th century but incorporates a soundboard from an earlier instrument. The gift of the Iliffe Family.

Frogs Galliard – Anon setting of lute music from Anne Cromwell’s Virginals Book. 1638

Henry Purcell – A New Grounde, 1689