The Story of the Harp

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Read Books Ltd, Apr 26, 2013 - Music - 232 pages
Originally published in 1905, this early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It is a fascinating read for any music enthusiast or historian, but also contains a wealth of information that is still useful and practical today. Its 231 pages are a detailed and comprehensive history of the harp written by an industrious and scrupulous author. Thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all harpists. Contents: Antiquity of the Harp; The Harp in the Bible; The Irish Harp; The Welsh Harp; “Brian Boru’s” Harp; Mediaeval Harps and Harpers; English, Scotch, and Irish Harpers; The Harp in the Sixteenth Century; The Irish Harp under King James I; The Welsh Triple Harp; Cromwell and the Irish Harp; The Harp under Charles II; Turlogh O’Carolan; Invention of the Pedal Harp; The Harp as an Orchestral Instrument; Irish Harpers of the Mid-Eighteenth Century; Some Old-Time Virtuosi; Welsh Harpers of the Eighteenth Century; Revival of the Irish Harp; The Double-Action Harp; Virtuosi of the Nineteenth Century; The Harp in the Orchestra; Epilogue. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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