Origin of cembalo
1795–1805; < Italian (clavi)cembalo < Latin cymbalum cymbal
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Examples from the Web for cembalo
It was performed on the organ, or cembalo or regal, according to circumstances.
Of his compositions there remain four suites for orchestra, some small pieces for cembalo and some chorale arrangements.
Amongst his compositions are six Bible sonatas, representing scenes from Scripture on the cembalo.
A name given to sets of variations for organ or cembalo, and appropriated from the town pipers.
The essential distinction between the cembalo and the spinet was in the manner of tone production.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
- another word for harpsichord
C19: shortened from clavicembalo
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