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 Posted:   Mar 4, 2013 - 6:18 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

We can add Alessandro Blonksteiner's funky soundtrack to "Apocalypse Domani" (1980) to the
list of movie scores that feature the Clavinet:

The instrument is featured in at least four other tracks of this score but I couldn't find those on youtube.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Nice Mik - our list is growing for sure.

Can you please check the main titles to The Producers 1968, with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder? There is some sort of electric harpsichord, which may be an early Clavinet. Check the following video clip at around 3:28, 4:48, & 6:40:

Here is a link to the Love Power song, where you can see the keyboard, and it looks like a Clavinet:

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2013 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

'The Producers' may be an early Clavinet or a Baldwin electric harpsichord, can't say for sure.

I'm pretty sure the keyboard in the second clip is a Vox continental combo organ though.

 Posted:   Mar 4, 2013 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Drats. One of these days I'll identify another one, Mik.

I'm like the Willy Loman of the Clavinet thread these days. :-|

 Posted:   Jun 8, 2013 - 2:55 AM   
 By:   butterfingersbeck   (Member)

Not a Clavinet, but Quincy Jones' masterful score for "The Italian Job" includes the proto-Britpop singalong "Get a Bloomin' Move On! (Self-Preservation Society)" which starts with a quote from a Bach two-part invention (immediately followed by a cockney music-hall cadence) played on either a Hohner Cembalet or its lesser-known East-German counterpart the Selmer Pianotron/Weltmeister Claviset.

These keyboard instruments use metal reeds which are plucked by rubber plectra and have separate felt dampers. The Pianotron/Claviset uses magnetic pickups; the Hohner Cembalet uses an electrostatic system similar to that of the same company's Pianet. Both have a rounded, metallic sound which an ex-Hohner sales rep once described to me as "like tuned milk bottles", (check out "Grip" by The Stranglers for a good example of the Cembalet's sound) and quite unlike the Wurly-like rasp of the 1960s Pianet, even though the Pianet and Cembalet shared the same case and stand design. The Cembalet and Pianotron also lack touch-sensitivity, unlike the Pianet.

 Posted:   Jun 8, 2013 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Not a clavinet, but a question for lexedo, mikael or any of our regulars.

Anyone know what instrument's at 0:38, 0:47, 2:04 and etc. in Breakout from Jerry's CAPRICORN ONE? It's got a very hard, harpsichord-like attack, plus a 16th note tape delay. Maybe a Baldwin Electric Harpsichord?

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Hey Shark - nice post; we need more Goldsmith in the Clavinet thread for sure. But I'm on the road for a few more weeks, amigo. I'll check it when I'm home for the 4th, or hopefully Mik checks-in and shares his insights.

 Posted:   Jun 15, 2013 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Mr. Shark   (Member)

Cheers, I'm sure you'll get it.

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