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Glockenspiel

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 percussion idiophone, a Metallophone with tuned metal bars (usually of steel) of graduated length, arranged in two rows like the piano keyboard (in the Hornbostel and Sachs system it is classified as an idiophone: set of percussion plaques). Modern nomenclature includes the abbreviation ‘glock’ and the American use of ‘bells’, a term now universally recognized though frequently confused with Tubular bells. In Germany ‘Glockenspiel’, also means Carillon and is further applied to the

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