The Resource Angelic music: : the story of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica, Corey Mead, (electronic resource)

Angelic music: : the story of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica, Corey Mead, (electronic resource)

Label
Angelic music: : the story of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica
Title
Angelic music:
Title remainder
the story of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica
Statement of responsibility
Corey Mead
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Benjamin Franklin is renowned for his landmark inventions, including bifocals, the Franklin stove, and the lightning rod. Yet his own favorite invention is unknown to the general public. The glass armonica, the first musical instrument invented by an American, was constructed of stacked glass bowls and played by rubbing one's fingers on the rims. It was so popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Strauss composed for it. In Angelic Music, Corey Mead describes how Franklin's instrument fell out of popular favor, partly due to claims that its haunting sounds could drive musicians out of their minds. Some players fell ill, complaining of nervousness, muscle spasms, and cramps. Audiences were susceptible; a child died during a performance in Germany. Some thought its ethereal tones summoned spirits or had magical powers. It was banned in some places. Yet in recent years, the armonica has enjoyed a revival. Composers are writing pieces for it in genres ranging from chamber music and opera to electronic and pop music. Now Mead brings this instrument back to the public eye, telling the compelling, fascinating story of its origins
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mead, Corey
Dewey number
786.8/6609
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Boehmer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boehmer, Paul
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Glass harmonica
  • Franklin, Benjamin
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Angelic music: : the story of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica, Corey Mead, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11739014
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Control code
MWT11739014
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 22 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11739014
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Angelic music: : the story of Benjamin Franklin's glass armonica, Corey Mead, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11739014
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11739014
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 22 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11739014
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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