Foreign harps

The Rabe harp

Dated 1740

Kept at the Museum of Musical Instruments, Copenhagen.

"German baroque" design;
-- strings

This instrument was made by Johann Rabe; it has two parallel rows of strings, for diatonic and chromatic notes, and buzzing bray pins on each of its strings to make a nasal, growling tone.

Info taken from the website of German harpmaker Claus Hüttel, who offers a beautiful replica of this instrument.

Simon Chadwick