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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The Glass Harmonica repeatedly plays on the idea of witnesses or watchers.
Jody Rosen, a writer in New York and the author of White Christmas: The Story of an American Song (Scribner), is currently at work on a book about Benjamin Franklin and the glass harmonica.
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