Custom Made Harpsichord

SØRLI Lautenwerke and Harpsichords

Steven Sørli, 425 Pratt Corner Road, Amherst, MA 01002
Telephone: 413-259-1774
email: sorli(at)lautenwerk(dot)com

Listen to Sørli Harpsichords and Lautenwercke

These sound samples are in MPEG3 (mp3) format.

Pedal Board Clavicytherium

Demonstration of Pedal Board Clavicytherium by Steven Sørli

J. S. Bach BWV 599 "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"

1 x 8' pedal, 1 x 8' manual

William Croft - O God, Our Help "St. Anne"

2 x 8' pedal, 2 x 8' manual

Pedal instrument alone, first 1 x 8' followed by 2 x 8'


German Double

Demonstration of the 17th Century Style German Double by Steven Sørli

Download: J. J. Froberger - Suite 19 in c minor - Allemande and Gigue

Download: J. J. Froberger - Suite 19 - Courante and Sarabande

Download: Martin Peerson - The Primerose

Download: François Couperin - Premier Prélude

Download: Louis Couperin - Chaconne in d minor


Gut-Strung Clavicytherium

This demonstration of the Gut-strung Clavicytherium is played by Boston harpsichordist Andrus Madsen

Download: Martin Peerson - The Fall of the Leafe (3 MB)

Download: Martin Peerson - The Primerose (1.7 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Chloe's Lullaby (2.75MB)

Download: Johann Kuhnau - Prelude in G (1.3 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Improvised Prelude in G (2.6 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Improvised Ciaccona in G (2.2 MB)

Download: Giovanni Salvatore - Durezze e Ligature (1.8 MB)

Download: Giovanni Salvatore - Corrente I (1.9 MB)

Download: Giovanni Salvatore - Corrent II (1.4 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Improvised Prelude in G (3.5 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Improvised Prelude in d minor (4.2 MB)

Download: J. S. Bach - Prelude in C BWV 846 (4.2 MB)


Harp-Clavichord Sound Sample

Demonstration of the Harp Clavichord by Steven Sørli

Download: J. J. Froberger Suite 19 in c minor - Allemande and Gigue

Download: Side by side comparison of Harp Clavichord and Gut-Strung Clavicytherium - J.J. Froberger Suite 19 - Courante (Harp Clavichord) and Sarabande (Gut-Strung Clavicytherium) Recorded with identical settings and mic placement.

Download: François Couperin - Les Baricades Mistérieuses

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Gut-Strung Clavicytherium

Watch YouTube videos of Ryan Layne Whitney playing his clavicytherium:

Scarlatti - Sonata in E-flat, K. 307

Rameau - L'Egyptienne

J. S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in d minor, WTC I

Scarlatti - Sonata in G, K. 260

The following YouTube link is by Mark Shuldiner:

Mark Shuldiner YouTube


Celestial Lautenwerk Soundboard View Wrestplank View

This demonstration is of the 64" Celestial Lautenwerk with two jacks plucking the same string.

Performed by Giuseppe Schinaia of the University of Rome

Download: J.-H. d'Anglebert - Prélude non mesuré

Download: J.-H. d'Anglebert - Chaconne in C

The following selection is played by Dylan Sauerwald:

J. S. Bach Fugue in E-flat YouTube link


Lautenwerck Single Manual

This demonstration of the 65" Lautenwerk is an improvisation by Andrus Madsen

Download: Andrus Madsen - Prelude (3.6 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Fugue (3.2 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Andante (2.5 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Gigue (4.2 MB)

Download: Andrus Madsen - Adagio (5.8 MB)


Lautenwerck Double Manual

This demonstration of the Lautenwerk Double is performed by Andrus Madsen

Download: J. S. Bach - Boureé (1x8' with harfenzuge) 1 MB, 45 sec.

Download: Denis Gaultier - Cascade DeLaunay (1x8', 1x4') 3.7 MB, 2 min. 43 sec.

Download: J.S. Bach - Prelude in c minor (1x8',1x16') 1.8 MB, 1 min. 20 sec.


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