glass harmonica


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glass harmonica:

see harmonicaharmonica.
1 The simplest of the musical instruments employing free reeds, known also as the mouth organ or French harp. It was probably invented in 1829 by Friedrich Buschmann of Berlin, who called his instrument the Mundäoline.
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David and his musical saw will be on the Town Hall stage with Richard on Wednesday but the Cristal Baschet and glass harmonica are too fragile to go on the road.
The music itself is scored for a substantial ensemble, with an especially varied assortment of percussion instruments, including car horns, glass harmonica and Peking opera gong.
On An Island Guest artists include David Crosby and Graham Nash singing harmonies, Robert Wyatt playing the cornet, Caroline Dale on cello, Alasdair Molloy on glass harmonica and Pink Floyd's Richard Wright guesting on Hammond organ.
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German sound designer Willi Bopp combines glass harmonica, strings, and electronic music that fills the room, then recedes like waves.
However, GLASS HARMONICA could be subclassed as a percussion instrument, HURDY-GURDY as a stringed instrument, and JEW'S HARP as an equivalent term for mouth harmonica, or harmonica, a wind instrument.
Several high school students will join the orchestra as glass harmonica players for O Magnum Mysterium by Jenifer Higdon, one of the most sought-after young composers in the United States.
There's a musical saw, a Cristal Bas-chet - made up of 54 glass rods - and a glass harmonica which makes a sound similar to rubbing a wet finger around the rim of a crystal glass.
Other unusual instruments featured include the Glass Harmonica, the musical saw and the megabass waterphone, an instrument that utilises water to bend tones and create echoes.
Between numbers, audio designer Scott Lehrer filled the house with often enchanting, often disconcerting sounds: bells and glass harmonica and hauntedly creaking scenery.
Principal percussionist for the BBC Concert Orchestra, glass harmonica specialist, presenter and performer, he is perhaps better known in Liverpool as the man behind the increasingly popular Phil Power concerts for families.
Studio City resident Gabriella Aratow, 23, recently was honored by the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theatre, Film and Television for her feature-length screenplay titled ``The Glass Harmonica.