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James Blades and James Holland

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A series of tuned bottles sounding in the high treble register. The pitch is governed in the first instance by the size or thickness of the bottle and adjusted by adding water as required. The bottles, which are usually suspended (by the neck) in a frame, are arranged according to the required scale, or hung in two rows in keyboard fashion. They are struck with small hard beaters such as those used on the orchestral

Reference Entry.  117 words. 

Subjects: Music

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