Prepared harp

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Prepared harp is a method of harp performance, similar in concept to prepared piano, in which foreign objects such as pieces of paper are interwoven into the strings to change the tone of the instrument.[1] Among the pioneers of this technique was harpist Anne LeBaron.[2]

Three sketches for harp solo (1972) by Polish composer Witold Szalonek and harpist Urszula Mazurek are also worth mention.[3][4]


  1. ^ Folk harp journal. 1 January 2004. p. 68. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Karin Pendle (2001). Women and Music. Indiana University Press. pp. 336–. ISBN 978-0-253-21422-5. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. ^ Witold Szalonek. "Trzy szkice na harfę solo". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  4. ^ Agnieszka Cygan. "Wykraczając poza dźwięk – o fascynacjach brzmieniowych Witolda Szalonka w 86. rocznicę urodzin kompozytora pisze Agnieszka Cygan" (in Polish). Retrieved 2016-04-12.