Aeolsklavier

The aeolsklavier (æolsklavier) is an unsuccessful keyboard wind instrument containing wooden reeds and invented in 1825 by Schortmann of Buttelstädt. The sound was produced by a jet of air which put in motion a set of vibrating blades of very thin wood. It was equipped with a keyboard and with a pedal which triggered a set of bellows (one for each note) and produced a soft and ethereal sound.

Hornbostel-Sachs classification: 141

   
 
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