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Harpsichord Performance of Handel's Water Music
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Nelly Custis' ORIGINAL Handmade Music Books
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Nelly Custis' Passion for Music
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Inside George Washington's Harpsichord
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War and Washington by Jonathan Mitchell Sewall
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The President's March by Philip Phile
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Sit Down Servant, Sit Down
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Northfield
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History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World
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Hoe Emma Hoe
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He Comes the Hero Comes
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Harpsichords in the Mansion
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"Over the Hill and Far Away"
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No Scornful Beauty with Lyrics
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"No Scornful Beauty"
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Fungalafia
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Fancy Minuet by Pierre Landrin Duport
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Chester by William Billings
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Brandywine Quickstep Fife and Drum Tune
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American Taxation by Peter St. John
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The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at Mount Vernon
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Yorktown Fife & Drum at Mount Vernon
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Inside George Washington's Harpsichord

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In 1793, George Washington acquired a large harpsichord for his step-granddaughter, Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis. For over two and a half years, John Watson, Conservator of Early Keyboard Instruments, worked to create a replica of Nelly Custis's 1793 Longman & Broderip 2-Manual Harpsichord. Dr. Joyce Lindorff, Professor of Keyboard Studies at Temple University, demonstrates what makes this unique instrument so special.

Nelly's new harpsichord can be seen in the new room of the mansion at Mount Vernon.

Learn more: https://www.mountvernon.org/harpsichord

The Music of Washington's World
5 / 24
1
2:08
Harpsichord Performance of Handel's Water Music
The Music of Washington's World
2
5:35
Nelly Custis' ORIGINAL Handmade Music Books
The Music of Washington's World
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4:12
Nelly Custis' Passion for Music
The Music of Washington's World
9:22
Inside George Washington's Harpsichord
The Music of Washington's World
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2:05
War and Washington by Jonathan Mitchell Sewall
The Music of Washington's World
7
1:10
The President's March by Philip Phile
The Music of Washington's World
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2:18
Sit Down Servant, Sit Down
The Music of Washington's World
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0:39
Northfield
The Music of Washington's World
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2:58
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45:04
History Notes: The Music of Washington’s World
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1:22
Hoe Emma Hoe
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1:52
He Comes the Hero Comes
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2:11
Harpsichords in the Mansion
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1:09
"Over the Hill and Far Away"
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0:37
No Scornful Beauty with Lyrics
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1:04
"No Scornful Beauty"
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1:35
Fungalafia
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0:53
Fancy Minuet by Pierre Landrin Duport
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Chester by William Billings
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1:59
Brandywine Quickstep Fife and Drum Tune
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0:59
American Taxation by Peter St. John
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6:34
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps at Mount Vernon
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2:19
Yorktown Fife & Drum at Mount Vernon
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