The portative organ (sometimes called an organetto, although this term is also used for certain accordian-like instruments) was a portable pipe organ played with the right hand while the left pumped a bellows to produce air flow.
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Atalanta Fugiens Portative Organ by Cynthia Large
Replica of a pre-15th century diatonic portative organ, with engraved ivory keys and casework painting. Includes close-ups of case and keys.
Photographs and WAV and MP3 audio samples from Iowa State University's early music ensemble Musica Antiqua.
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