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History of the harp

John Thomas

History of the harp

from the earliest period down to the present day

by John Thomas

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Published by Hutchings & Romer in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia).
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13851863M

The earliest depiction of somebody playing what seems to be a Jew's harp is a Chinese drawing from the 3rd Century fication: Lamellophone.   The Book of the Harp is a rich source of information, entertainment and anecdote on everything from strings, tuning, principles of fingering and tone production, historical influences, designs, techniques and methods, to the harp s literary associations and those with the theatre and cinema, its Celtic and religious symbolism, virtuoso players Author: John Marson.

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Beginner’s Harp Book 1 (LHS) Ground in F with Variations (LHS) Around the Clock Suite (LHS) 20 Etudes (Vingt Celebres Etudes), vol. 1 (Etude No. 1 – 10) MINERVA CONCERT GRAND. STYLE 23 GOLD CONCERT GRAND. Lyon & Healy Harps. Sheet Music for Harp. Use our search engine to find just the piece you’re looking for search by keyword (s. Second in this series of user-friendly harp tutorials. Incorporates music theory and harp technique in a balanced and fun approach to learning. Nice illustrations, too.


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Written by an art historian who is also a performing harpist, this book provides a wealth of information on the development of harp, its technique & its repertoire.

The first part is devoted to a lucid exposition of the history of the instrument, documented by 0 illustrations of carvings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings & musical by: 2. The famous collection that documents the traditional harp music of Ireland, based on Bunting's research, and especially on the Belfast festival of The last volume () includes numerous notes on the techniques used by the traditional harpers.

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He was equally active as a harpist, composer, teacher, conductor, and organizer of musical groups, and he excelled at every task/5(4). The Book of the Harp is a rich source of information, entertainment and anecdote on everything from strings, tuning, principles of fingering and tone production, historical influences, designs, techniques and methods, to the harp s literary associations and those with the theatre and cinema, its Celtic and religious symbolism, virtuoso players and its appearance in the poetry of Milton and novels of Jane Austen.

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Harps resembling hunting bows were found on wall paintings in ancient Egyptian tombs. Over the years. Ancient Sumerian and Phoenician culture was the birthplace of the ‘ Lyre Harp’, a harp that was made with two arms, featured on paintings and ceramics of the culture from around 2, BC to 3, BC.

The tradition of the early Celtic harp can be traced over one thousand years, but some of the earliest representations of the harps were found sculpted in stone in Scotland dating from the eighth or ninth century.

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Development of Shape-Note Singing. Harps were widely used in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East, although rare in Greece and Rome; depictions survive from Egypt and Mesopotamia from about bce.

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