The CLAVIORGAN (also known as the CLAVIORGANUM) is a combination of a harpsichord (or a spinet / virginal) with a chest organ, i.e. an organ where the pipes are under the keyboard.

A mechanical coupler allows you to play both the organ and the harpsichord simultaneously with one keyboard.

The claviorganum can have a single keyboard (in which case the two instruments are not independent), or one keyboard for the organ and one for the harpsichord (in which case the instruments can be used separately or together), or even three keyboards (a two-manual harpsichord and a one-manual organ).

An additional pedal keyboard can also be used.


Claviorgan Anonymous, Germany, 1550


  • Compass: C-d3 (51 notes)
  • Disposition: Gedeckt 8′, Flute 4′, XV 2′
  • Divided stops B/T (c1/c#1)
  • Organ built by Christoph Allgäuer



  • Original: after Anonymous, Germany 1550 (Museum Wasserburg am Inn)
  • Compass C-d3 (51 notes)
  • Disposition: 8′
  • Pitch: 415/440 Hz with shove coupler
  • Pedal on demand



Virginal and Orgel in a single case , after J.Pock


  • Original: Joshua Pock (Salzburg, 1591)
  • Compass: C/E – f3 (50 notes)
  • Disposition Virginal: one Manual, 8′
  • Disposition Organ: Flute 4′, Regal 8′
  • Organ built by Christoph Allgäuer




Claviorgan with three manuals and pedal


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  • Original: Harpsichord after J. Ruckers (Antwerp 1638), Organ designed by Andrea Zeni
  • Compass: Harpsichord FF – f3 (61 notes) – Organ C – f3 (54 notes)
  • Disposition Harpsichord: two manuals, 8’8’4′ Lute, shove coupler for all manuals
  • Disposition Organ: Gedeckt 8”, Flute 4′, XV 2′, Terz 1 3/5′, Mixtur 3 file, Regal 8′, Glockenspiel T
  • Pedal: Sordun 16′, Pedal always coupled with manual
  • Manuals ans Pedal transposable at 415/440 Hz
  • Organ built by Andrea Zeni
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