Virginal after Benedetto Floriani so called Queen Elizabeth´s Virginal


Virginal after Benedetto Floriani, Polygonal

An Italian Virginal, the so-called “Queen Elizabeth´s Virginal”. Available in the polygonal or rectangular version.

A small instrument with a very full and portable sound, absolutely perfect for Italian and English Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, or for instrumental accompaniment.

  • Dimensions: cm 158 x 55 x 18
  • Compass: BB-d3 (52 notes)
  • Original compass: C/E-f3 (50 notes)
  • Disposition: one keyboard, 8′
  • Pitch: a = 415 Hz, transposable +/- one semitone (440/392 Hz)
  • Materials: case and soundboard in lime, bottom, internal construction and soundboard in spruce, bridges and register in beech, jacks in service, keyboard in spruce covered with boxwood, sharps in ebony.
  • Decoration: painted case with gilded bands and mouldings. Parchment rose on the soundboard
  • Stand in natural wood with four turned legs

    Two color paint
    Oil painting on the lid inside
    Floral or geometric decoration on the sides
    Poligonal construction (according to the original), made of cypress
    Outer casing for poligonal case
    Italian style stand (with three turned legs)
    Adjustable bench, standard or in style
    Transpor cover
    Transport trolley

    Listen to this instrument:

    PlayJ. P. Sweelinck, Mein Junges Leben
    Ingomar Rainer