The Instrument

David Pollock plays a double-manual harpsichord by Anne and Ian Tucker, Mistley, Essex, 1999, which is a copy of Andreas Ruckers (single-manual, 1636) converted by Henri Hemsch (double-manual, 1763), now in the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park, Surrey. It is strung in iron and brass and has three registers, one of which is at octave pitch, quilled throughout in black turkey. For this recording the harpsichord was prepared and tuned by Edmund Pickering (Pitch: A=415 Hz Temperament: Quarter Comma Meantone).