Harp Spectrum

Our mission is to gather and share information on all kinds of harps and harp music that is suitable for harp students, teachers, composers and the general public.

The Classical Harp

The 'harp' is a stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. It is classified as a chordophone by the Harvard Dictionary of Music and only types of harps are in that class of instruments with plucked strings...

Comparative Information on Harps

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International Harp Museum

The International Harp Museum is located in a charming 1920's Mediterranean villa in downtown Orlando's historic district.


The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk