Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Sound / The Glass Harmonica

Here is one of my favorite Christmas sounds (besides laughter) the Glass Harmonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin. Mozart and Bach composed music for the instrument. For me it is a magical and etherial sound. I hope you enjoy these selections. Happy Holidays!

Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin - with Polish Christmas Carol.
Performance - GlassDuo

Bach's most famous organ piece and angelic organ (that's the first XVIII century name of this glass instrument). Now it's called a glass harp. GlassDuo's instrument is the biggest professional one

Street Performer Playing Mozart on Water Glasses

Invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. Music by Wolfgang A. Mozart. Played by French artist Thomas Bloch, exhibiting the glass harmonica in the Paris Music Museum, Nov. 29, 2007.


  1. Beautiful, Ken! Thanks for posting these.

  2. What a wonderful start to my Christmas Eve - thank you and blessings to you at Christmas