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The Book of the Harp

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From its opening pages, where the myth of the harp being derived from the hunter’s bow is dispelled, The Book Of The Harp, provides a thorough and enjoyable guide through the development of the harp.
From its opening pages, where the myth of the harp being derived from the hunter’s bow is dispelled, The Book Of The Harp, provides a thorough and enjoyable guide through the development of the harp. From its genesis in the days of pre-history, as little more perhaps than a bit of broken branch, to the pedal-operated mechanism born in the Eighteenth Century, the family tree of the harp is one rich in story and worth the reading. From harp makers, composers, the principles of fingering, and health and harp-playing, to its connections with religion, literary associations and as an aid to romance, John Manson’s detailed research and exploration of the harp is undoubtedly a valuable and vital work of reference for anyone interested in the harp and its history.

John Marson has enjoyed a glittering career during which he has been principal harpist of the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Harp at the Royal College of Music and soloist and freelance.

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