Aeolian Harp - Henry Cowell

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Henry Cowell's Aeolian Harp (1923) was one of the first piano pieces ever to feature extended techniques on the piano which included plucking and sweeping the pianist's hands directly across the strings of the piano.

piano plucking sweeping

Uploaded Dec 15, 2011
Pages 1
Duration 2:19
Measures 26
Key signature natural
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the printed music is full of wrong notes, and the audio version is clearly cheap midi, having nothing to do with the sound of plucked strings. garbage.

This is an amazing piece. I did a report on the origin, use, and techniques of the 'infamous' plucking technique. Awesome stuff :D