Instrument with its strings arranged vertically in an approximately triangular-shaped frame. Played by plucking the strings. The Wurlitzer Automatic Harp (made by Whitlock) was popular during the early 20th century. Metal plate or frame which bears the tension of the strings in a piano. Correctly called a piano plate. Large scale marimba struck with dense felt hammers. Used in pipe organs, particularly theatre and residence organs.
A stringed instrument, usually with as many as 46 strings of graded lengths, and an upright, triangular frame, played by plucking the strings. The harpist is usually a part of the ceremony itself rather than the reception. Especially appropriate for the prelude or the interlude, the harp can also make a nice accompaniment to the cocktail hour preceding the reception.
The harp's strings are plucked, and its pitches are changed by means of pedals. Its ethereal tone is easily recognizable. The harp frequently plays broken chords called arpeggios. Example: Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, "Waltz of the Flowers" Real Audio: 28k | 56k | About this album
String instrument with strings running in a plane perpendicular to the resonator, consisting of a resonator, or body, and a neck, between which a series of parallel strings are stretched vertically or diagonally.
The harp is a stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. All harps have a neck, resonator and strings. Some, known as frame harps, also have a forepillar; those lacking the forepillar are referred to as open harps.