aeolian harp

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a harp having strings tuned in unison

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'Only when you face tough times,' I told him, 'will you know!' And as I see him tough and resolute everyday even as his company goes us and down, I look at him and hear sweet music, the strains of the Aeolian harp above the terrors of the tempest, how lovely the sound!
Doug Hollis's Aeolian Harp straddles a wind tunnel created by Piers 15 and 17 on the Exploratorium's new site.
In the late 19th century, a Scottish inventor named James Baillie-Hamilton attempted to build a mechanized, stringed instrument to replicate the aeolian sounds, but concluded that "all efforts that have been made to secure and confine these sounds have destroyed their sweetness with the very means that destroyed their freedom; and so this string became almost the symbol of what is most beautiful and most uncontrollable." Similarly, the 18th-century poet James Thomson refers to the aeolian harp in his Castle of Indolence: "Wild warbling Nature all, above the Reach of Art."
AEOLIAN HARP. I recently moved to Missouri from California Central Valley and am searching for an aeolian harp, also called a wind harp.
On the basis of similar themes, she attributes Woolf's image of a child looking at a flower, and the Reverend Streatfield's speech after the pageant to a passage from "The Aeolian Harp." Miss La Trobe's aesthetic is derived from a passage in the Biographia Literaria.
Many of the works provide excellent opportunities for developing voicing: "Celestial Voices," with a tune that sounds like Mozart's "Voi che sapete," has the melody in the rich middle register of the piano, with arpeggiated figurations above--a sort of reverse of Chopin's "Aeolian Harp Etude." "Il Penseroso" and "Sailor's Song" present the melody in the left hand, and "Song of the Gondolier" shares the melody between the thumbs of the right and left hand.
Essays discuss national songs published without music, Shelley and Coleridge's depictions of the Aeolian harp, poetry by Blake, George Eliot, Tennyson, Christina and D.G.
Not far from Alexanderplatz, the ruins of a Franciscan church bombarded in 1945 became the setting for a Gregorian sound sculpture by Hannover artist Hans Gierschik (Monk's Matrix, 1996), while the tower of the parish church nearby housed Gordon Monahan's Aeolian harp, Spontaneously Harmonious in Certain Kinds of Weather, 1996.
First, the repeated mention of the "ringing of the owl on the other birds, in Martha's wind-toy at home" (D 269--and see D 35) brings the bird motif together with the Aeolian harp motif, betokening Coleridgean inspiration: wind chimes are modern suburbia's answer to the Aeolian harp.
There's the splendid Aeolian harp, made by Arthur Troyte Griffith (Enigma Variation No 7) from Elgar's Hereford house, his betting book, golf clubs, microscopes and cycling maps - it is said he knew every hedgerow for miles round.
Thoreau felt the loneliness when the wind blew across a telegraph wire, his "aeolian harp." Few artists paint it anymore, preferring images of chaos or inwardness, but Georgia O'Keeffe put it into her paintings and called it "the far away." "It has an age-old feeling of death on it," she said, "and I love it with my skin."