what is this instrument?


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There is a lovely instrument I've heard in several pieces and would like to know what it is. It's in the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, sort of a music box like sound.

In Mercury of Holtz Planets



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I'm wondering if anybody here has actually played a celesta. What are they like to play? I can imagine that they're rather clumsy and difficult to play, that being the reason why it's not more popular....

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
Hi Mats,

Celestas are not at all clumsy to play. The repertoire is somewhat more constrained but not for the reasons you may think. One can play Jazz on a Celesta without much fuss and muss.


Corno Dolce :):):)

ps. Some more info on the Celesta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celesta
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