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Henry David Thoreau’s aeolian harp, c. 1836. On display at the Concord Museum in Concord, MA.

The first track in this mix is a recording of the same type of aeolian harp that Thoreau built up at Walden Pond. Ken Turkington, an aeolian harp builder, adorned his original wind harp recordings with sounds of trains and birds that also would have sounded throughout the woodland. 

 

Another great aeolian harp record, and maybe the most beautifully packaged record I’ve ever seen:

The Wind Harp- Song From The Hill, released on United Artists in 1972

An aeolian harp built in the early seventies by Ward McCain in Chester, Vermont and recorded by Harry Bee and Chuck Hancock.

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