It was performed on the organ, or cembalo or regal, according to circumstances.
Of his compositions there remain four suites for orchestra, some small pieces for cembalo and some chorale arrangements.
A name given to sets of variations for organ or cembalo, and appropriated from the town pipers.
Amongst his compositions are six Bible sonatas, representing scenes from Scripture on the cembalo.
The essential distinction between the cembalo and the spinet was in the manner of tone production.
The Concertino consists of a trio for two violins and bass soli, with cembalo Obbligato.
In 1685 (the year of Bach's birth) he published twelve "sonate da camera" for two violins, 'cello, and cembalo.
During the seventeenth century, sonatas were written for various instruments, with a figured bass for the cembalo.
The indications: ad libitum, or cembalo, found time after time in his scores, marked the places reserved for the improvisation.