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Romanesque- and Angelsaxon Harps

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

This harptypes are the oldest in middle-europe. We do not know anything about there is a surviveing instrument from the periode 900-1300. Thes two types differ in: Romanesque harp is having a bowed neck, the Angelsaxon haro is having a straight neck. There are ilustrations in manusctripts from monasteriers, paintings like frescos in churches, as wellas reliefs and sculptures. A reconstruction might only be a approach. The early ilustrations have no clear perspective and not a lott details. Construction of soundbox we find in sculptures, we can use for. We have an idea about the construction and the number of strings. The musician which wants to use such an early instrument also is setting the details number of strings and height as well as range of keys by Arpademica suggestion.

Please ask detailed for your harptype

As following harpreconstructions are offered.

 

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

NEW: Richardis
Romanesque Harp with a lens Soundbox diameter.

 

Height 70 cm
Strings 22 Darm / PVF
Range c3-c
Weight 1,6 kg
Wood Ahorn

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

 

 

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Westminster 13. Jhrdt.
Romanesque Harp Reconstruction after the painting in Westminster-Psalter.

 

Height 61 / 70 cm
Strings 19 / 21 Darm / PVF
Range c3-f / c3-d
Weight 1,4 / 1,6 kg
Wood Ahorn

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Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannFreiburger Harp with the Lionshead

Freiburg 1280
From Sculpture at Freiburg Br. Münster.

Height 86 cm
Strings 22 Darm oder PVF
Range d-d3
or c-c3
Weight 1,75 kg
Wood Maple


Klangbeispiel - MP3 Sound YouTube: Ute Kreidler, SPIRIT ANTIQUA - Klangvisionen der Hildegard von Bingen

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

 

 

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Dog Head
Reconstruction fom a Angelsaxon harp of a 11th century manuscript of the Library of the University, Zagreb.

 

Height 68 cm
Strings 18 Gut or Horsehair
Range c3-g
Weight 1,3 kg
Wood Maple, Pear
Option also Studentversion

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Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Cythara
simple Interpretation "Cythara Anglica" St.Blasien 12. Jhrdt. - 18 / 21 strings

 

Height 61 / 70 cm
Strings 19 / 21 Gut / PVF
Range c3-f / c3-d
Weight 1,4 / 1,6 kg
Wood Maple

 

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

Klangbeispiel - MP3 Sound MP3 1
Klangbeispiel - MP3 Sound MP3 2


Klangbeispiel - MP3 Sound YouTube: Elisabeth Pawelke sings Ave mers sterne

Klangbeispiel - MP3 Sound YouTube: Claire Piganiol

 

 

Cythara Anglica
St. Blasien 12. Jhrdt.
Reconstruction from 12th century manuscript in Southwest Germany St.Blasien. Nice and extravagant designed Instrument from selected wood with wonderfull sound.

Height 70 cm
Strings 21 Darm Gut
Range c3-d
Weight 1,6 kg
Wood Maple, Pear

 

 

Romanesque Harps
Pictures show customers edition

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Historische Harfen - Copyright Eric KleinmannHistorische Harfen - Copyright Eric Kleinmann

 

 

 

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