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1:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Stonington Company Designs Traditional Harpsichords For Modern Musicians

Harpsichord made at the Zuckermann workshop in 2006 and recently refurbished for a performance.
Credit Rhonda Miller

For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.

The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.

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"Sacred Harping"
9:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Community embraces "Sacred Harp" singing

Music from the "The Sacred Harp" contains notes of different shapes like squares and triangles setting it apart from traditional music as shown in this illustration from the Sacred Harp book.
Credit AP Photo/Brian Kersey

Every Tuesday evening, singers assemble in a Yale University basement, sit facing each other in square, and sing 19th century religious music.

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