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My two new history sisters, SHARON and JANINE, and I took a moment to visit the carpentry shop and found that the laborers there were constructing harpsichords. A harpsichord works in a different manner than their piano cousins, creating a sound by plucking the strings rather than striking the strings with hammers.
SHARON asked for permission to sit and play, and was soon cranking out the hits - not just the one in the video here, but also Linus and Lucy (The Peanuts Song) and Wrecking Ball, somehow making each sound elegant and Victorian in nature.
With shorter keys and unfamiliarity with the instrument with a very different feel when pressing down on the keys, SHARON made some little mistakes, but it still sounded better than what I could have produced, and I was so proud to be in her company as others sauntered by to see the carpentry.
One must appreciate two talents in the room - the hands that made the instrument and the hands that played it.