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The sound of the Sutton Hoo Harp | Peter Horn | Stock Code: cd0005
The sound of the Sutton Hoo Harp - Peter Horn
The sound of the Sutton Hoo Harp
Saxon Music has little recorded evidence, this cd gives a feel of what it may well have been like.

Performed by Peter Horn who also built the instrument this is an interpretation of what the Herpe would have sounded like with early English folk songs and readings of Saxon poetry in both Old English and modern translation

The Saxon Lyre or Hearpa, Hearpe or harpa is an instrument unique to a people and time. Indeed we are one of the few who make them now. A number of them have been found, typically made from a single piece of wood and rarely exceeding 25 mm in thickness these instruments are those used by the traveling bard or in the Saxon Home

Although short (37mins) this cd is not only enjoyable and evocative but an unusual addition to any collection of early music.


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