The TIMELINE about the history of the single action harp
Here you can find my current "Timeline" as a pdf for download. However you are asked to accept that this timeline can never meet the demand of completeness. For the purpose of simplification only the most important aspects are recorded.
» TIMELINE pedalharps pdf
Some interesting links:
» Harps at Harp Spectrum: Site from U.S.A.
» ERARD-Dokumente (franz. / engl.)
» Musée de la Musique Paris
Some more informative files:
» The Louis XVI-Harp pdf
» One of the first pedal harps: J. Hochbrucker pdf
» Music / tutors for single-action harps pdf
» My comments on Erard's 1821 brochure pdf
Double-action system after the patent by Charles GRÖLL, 1807. Here just a simple trial in plywood, without the necessary rolls.
The harp catalogue of the Musikinstrumentenmuseum Berlin
The descriptional catalogue by Prof. Dr. Dagmar Droysen-Reber and Beat Wolf has grown to a splendid illustrated book and may be praised - with good conscience - currently as the most complete encyclopaedia of early harps. It is available only in German language, but the more than 300 detailed illustrations will speak enough to arouse enthusiasm. A glossary translates technical terms into English.
Available at: Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin / Phone 0049 (0)30 254 81 0. » Museum Shop