Harmonium

• (n.) A musical instrument, resembling a small organ and especially designed for church music, in which the tones are produced by forcing air by means of a bellows so as to cause the vibration of free metallic reeds. It is now made with one or two keyboards, and has pedals and stops.
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Harmonium

(from the article `Stevens, Wallace`) Harmonium (1923), his first book, sold fewer than 100 copies but received some favourable critical notices; it was reissued in 1931 and in 1947. In ...
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Harmonium

1) small, portable, bellow-blown reed organ used in India; player usually sits on ground, one hand fingering keyboard, other pumping bellows. 2) European and American Harmoniums have a pedestal, and foot pedals to pump the bellows. The player sits in a chair and uses both hands!
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harmonium

organ 2 reed organ noun a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
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Harmonium

[Adams] Harmonium is a composition for chorus and orchestra that could be considered a choral symphony in all but name, by the American composer John Adams, written in 1980-1981 for the first season of Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. The work is based on poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson. It is regarded as one of t...
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Harmonium

[poetry collection] Harmonium is a book of poetry by American poet Wallace Stevens. His first book at the age of forty-four, it was published in 1923 by Knopf in an edition of 1500 copies. The collection comprises 85 poems, ranging in length from just a few lines (`Life Is Motion`) to several hundred (`The Comedian as the Letter C`) (see th...
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Harmonium

Har·mo'ni·um (här*mō'nĭ*ŭm) noun [ New Latin See Harmony . ] A musical instrument, resembling a small organ and especially designed for church music, in which the tones are produced by forcing air by means of a bellows so as to cause the vibration of free metallic reeds. It i...
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harmonium

A musical instrument, resembling a small organ and especially designed for church music, in which the tones are produced by forcing air by means of a bellows so as to cause the vibration of free metallic reeds.
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harmonium

free-reed keyboard instrument that produces sound when wind sent by foot-operated bellows through a pressure-equalizing air reservoir causes metal ... [1 related articles]
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harmonium

harmonium 1. An organ in which a pair of bellows operated by the player's feet blow air into the reeds to produce musical sound. 2. An organ-like keyboard instrument that produces tones with free metal reeds actuated by air forced from a bellows.
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harmonium

harmonium: see reed organ.
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Harmonium

Organ-like instrument with free metal reeds set in vibration by a bellows
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harmonium

Small 19th-century organ whose sound was produced by the vibration of free reeds (thin metal tongues). The vibrations were created by air flow from foot-operated bellows, and lever-action knee swells controlled dynamics. It was invented by Alexandre Debain in Paris, France, in about 1842. It was widely adopted in Europe and the USA as a...
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Harmonium

The harmonium is a musical instrument of relatively modern invention, producing sounds somewhat resembling those of the organ, resulting from the pressure of wind on a series of vibrating metallic reeds. By the action of bellows, to which the feet communicate a more or less rapid movement, the air is made to impinge against thin tongues of metal (h...
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harmonium

[n] - a free-reed instrument in which air is forced through the reeds by bellows
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