news! We have expanded our collection of sound samples - and we
think we've found a better way to let you hear our instruments' sounds.
In each case, we now offer you a choice of a long or short file.
If you have a fast connection (cable, DSL, T1), download the long file.
We have chosen pieces that are no longer than a minute and encoded them
as 192 kbps MP3 files (file size =<1.3Mb). If you don't mind
waiting a couple of minutes, they can be successfully transferred and
played over a 56k dial-up connection. If you do have a slower
connection, we also provide short files (average length 15 seconds)
encoded at the same rate (file size =<380Kb). These are generally
the opening section of the longer file. No matter which file size
you choose to listen to, the fidelity will still be the same.
The short files just contain a lot less to download.
Double-manual Harpsichord Kit
Single-manual Harpsichord Kit (18th c.)
Mother & Child Virginals Kit
Sample - Muselar - 1,000K 192 kpbs mp3 file (45 seconds)
Sample - Spinet - 800K 192 kpbs mp3 file (34 seconds)
Sample - Muselar - 376K 192 kpbs mp3 file (16 seconds)
Bentside Spinet Kit
Problems Playing these Files ~
If you cannot play the file through your web browser, PC users
with the Microsoft browser can right click on the link, then choose
the "Save target" option to download the file, then use
an MP3 player (or a the Windows media player) to listen to it.