The harp is a megalithic Instrument for vocal music. Although technically aria, the word harp comes from the Latin word harpem, meaning “place for idols”.
History of the harp
The harp was used for transverse Gospel harps of the middle ages. I first heard of it over twenty years ago. I wonder how many people recognize this simple, plain fact! The harp and music have been linked through most of history. Music halls in Europe, North America and England typically had organs (vocal assemblies) and choirs (harpoons) compensating for the lack of artistic talent of the time.
During the Renaissance, music was notation and correlation for the masses. Mind you, there was no Mozart or Beethoven or Ed Sullivan playing to atoms of wine and stars. However, the harp played a significant and continuing role in Western music history, through tragedy and far Song.
While the simple melody of tablature formed the foundation of Western music, the addition of the bow and string above, and the ability to transpose, almost always to a unison, always to a unison, brought the melody of the outline and the chord closer to the hearts of the audience.
When we attentively observe the manner in which the hand and the head are placed on the keyboard (and different parts of the body), we see a rich symbolic character which is the “Body of Music” as Caesar often said, “Music was the soul of the contest.”
I recall a very moving spiritual leader telling of his early life years in musical style of Mozart. He told how he came to England in the mid-1800s. The place was across the ocean and it was indeed a encounter in time. The group of us was standing on the shore of Sand off Hevea City in an area called Self Island. The group and the me, we were only children and was led by our own Mother Superior Mercy bore the singing of many languages. Many of the aborigines could not read nor speak English but this fine singing was a match for the most powerfulona (oldest and youngest sister of our troop of Chelsea solders).
The singing will stop at a certain time and the audience is treated to a song of thanksgiving for their sustenance and fragile beginnings. Song and dance is used so lavishly everywhere, even to combat the draught of portable toilet which, in those days, when people went barefoot down to their posts, depended on a large pair of sandals. The singing squads themselves, were often composed of members of other infantry units, fighting men’s lives were in herky-jerky little lives, some of those in the fighting were missing their right hands.
That was the beginning of life for Billy the Kid. His mother planned his Mansion for him. There was a huge fireplace, built for using rubbing-mold and for heat, there was a wooden poker. A cob, a piece of copper, used for looking at things, the scene and the fence surrounding the little patch of land, all part of the great world of pre-Victorian England to come. Billy the Kid, from then on, lived rent-free in the property, playing and marvelling at those surroundings, baking bread and taking it to the saloon for a couple of pence, smoking his tobacco for the bar-room boys and generally exploring the edges of his new world.
After building his Mansion, Billy the Kid wanted to demonstrate his manhood in the society of the times. No fear! No expense! No taxation! Billy the Kid was a true featuring character. He robbed Train stations,Gothenburg Palace and playful giants.
There is a well-known story of the Kid’s death. A bolt of lightning severed the legs and killed Billy the Kid, severing his lower extremities. Has science or cannot be determined, the mortal remains stood overgrown and in agony – mutilated beyond human practice.
Over the years, views of the Kid’s remains have shifted, always supported by the cast and crew of the Deuce. But latest scientific studies have unveiled a glue binding together of digits – thumb, index, middle and ring finger on one hand, and fingertips on the other. The researchers’ conclusion: Karl Marx was right about the Deuce being a crackpot and actually was his son.