- The Church Organ - sound is produced by means of pipes supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
- The Virginals - generates sound by plucking a string rather than striking one
- The Clavicytherium - a harpsichord that was vertically strung
The harpsichord family, consisting of the spinet, clavicytherium and virginals, is thought to have originated when a keyboard was affixed to the end of a psaltery, providing a mechanical means to pluck the strings.
Elizabethan Elizabethan Keyboard Instruments
Details, facts and information about other Elizabethan Instruments and Elizabethan Music can be accessed via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap or from the following links: