Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Instrumental Performance (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Dennis Kam - Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Thomas Sleeper - Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Gary Green - Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Valerie Von Pechy Whitcup - Committee Member
Fifth Committee Member
Nancy Zavac - Committee Member
The primary purpose of this essay is to provide comparisons between Pleyel's chromatic harp and Erard's double-action pedal harp, in order to find the factor leading to the emergence of the double-action harp as today's standard instrument. This essay includes biographies of Gustave Lyon and Sébastien Erard, historical background, literature, criticisms, influences, performance techniques and as well as musical examples demonstrating written techniques of Pleyel's chromatic harp and Erard's double-action pedal harp. In addition, this essay also includes a list of earlier twentieth-century works for the chromatic harp.
Chromatic Harp; Double-Action Pedal Harp; History Of Erard's Double-Action Harp; Pleyel's Chromatic Harp; Harpists; Single-Action Harp; Salvi Harp; History Of Wurlitzer's Harp; Lyon & Healy Harp; Comparison Of Performance And Composition Techniqu
Chen, Lee-Fei, "The Emergence of the Double-Action Harp as the Standard Instrument: Pleyel's Chromatic Harp and Erard's Double-Action Harp" (2008). Open Access Dissertations. 109.