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cymbals

(sĭm`bəlz), percussion instruments of ancient Asian origin. They consist of a pair of slightly concave metal plates which produce a vibrant sound of indeterminate pitch. Known in Europe since the Middle Ages, they were introduced into the European orchestra by Nikolaus Adam Strungk in 1680, but were generally used for exotic effects until the 19th cent. In the orchestra, cymbals have leather handles and are clashed by sweeping them past each other sideways or played by means of a foot pedal. A single cymbal may be struck by wooden or felt drumsticks. Small antique cymbals, used in orchestral scores by DebussyDebussy, Claude Achille
, 1862–1918, French composer, exponent of musical impressionism. He studied for 11 years at the Paris Conservatory, receiving its Grand Prix de Rome in 1884 for his cantata L'Enfant Prodigue.
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To be able to work with a like-minded, local, great company who produces the most revered cymbals in the world has been a once in a lifetime experience.
Competitors gradually emerged and Firth in 2010 merged his business with the Avedis Zildjian Company, the cymbal maker founded by an Armenian in 17th century Istanbul and now based in Massachusetts.
They don't collapse, compress or take shape and allow the cymbals to ring longer and truer, allowing all the natural overtones and harmonics to resonate and be heard loud & clear.
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Employers and employees alike should be reminded of how the cymbal business continues to both make lovely music and remain resolutely quiet at the same time.
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