The New Student's Reference Work/Æolian Harp

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85126The New Student's Reference Work — Æolian Harp

Æolian (ē-ō′lĭ-an) Harp, a musical instrument named from Æolus, god of the winds. It is made by stretching catgut strings or wires over a thin sounding box. The strings are tuned as in a violin. When placed in a partially closed window, where there is a draught, the passing of the wind over its strings produces strange and melancholy musical sounds, varying with the force of the wind.