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The Colorful Harp

The harp can be as tall as a Christmas tree, and creates all different colors of sound.Heidi Yanulis/Unsplash

Episode 29 - The Colorful Harp

November 12, 2020
Carlos Salzedo: Chansons de la Nuit

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andantino from Flute and Harp Concerto

What kind of mood does the heavenly harp put you in?

Episode 29 playlist

Claude Debussy: Sacred and Profane Danses — The harp strings have different colors, to help musicians know where to play. What colors do you hear coming from the harp?

LISTEN — Claude Debussy:Sacred and Profane Danses

Carlos Salzedo: Chanson dans la Nuit — In this piece, the harpist runs their fingers from one end of the instrument to the other, creating a sound called a 'glissando'.

LISTEN — Carlos Salzedo: Chanson dans la Nuit

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andantino for Harp and Flute — The harp can be paired with almost any instrument, or the entire orchestra.

LISTEN — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andantino for Flute and Harp

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