Seraphim and Sugar Plum Fairies, a match made in heaven!
* The Seraphim (Glass Harp, Glass Harmonica) is a musical instrument made of a series of goblets. Each is tuned to a specific pitch (frequency), either permanently by grinding the glass or by filling it with different levels of water. The musician runs a moist or chalk covered finger along the glass rim to get the desired tone.
* Benjamin Franklin invented a mechanical version in 1761. He mounted 37 goblets (differently colored according to pitch) horizontally on a spindle turned by a foot pedal.
* Pink Floyd used the glass harp in Shine On You Crazy Diamond on their album Wish You Were Here .
* In the 18th century, a strange rumor circulated that this music could drive the listener mad! Enjoy at your own peril 🙂
Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_harmonica
Originally shared by Dave Gambrill