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celesta

in The Oxford Companion to Music


Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199579037

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A keyboard instrument resembling a small upright piano. Its steel bars, each resting on felt supports over an individual wooden resonator box, are struck with small piano hammers, thus making a much gentler sound than that of the ...

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Subjects: Music

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