Musical glasses


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Musical glasses glass goblets or bowls so tuned and arranged that when struck, or rubbed, they produce musical notes. Cf. Harmonica, 1.
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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.”


In literature:

Flowers shall again outblossom botanies, and gymnasts of music shall be laid low, and Birds Through An Opera Glass shall sing.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
I was thinking of Shakespeare and the musical glasses!
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
By far the most wonderful works of art in the edifice are the windows of stained glass and the musical facilities.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
Playing on musical glasses filled with water.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
It was a musical, tinkling crash, oddly suggestive of a handful of thin glass plates shattering upon a stone floor.
"Devil Crystals of Arret" by Hal K. Wells
A concert of "Musical Glasses" given in Philadelphia.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Glass, cracked, sometimes musical, 294.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Laughter and music floated up from below, mingled with the clink of glasses.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He had invented, or greatly improved, a new musical machine of glass goblets, called the Armonica.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The tables fell down, the glasses chinked on the floor, the music stopped.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

The Spirit of Wine
Sang in my glass, and I listened
With love to his odorous music,
His flushed and magnificent song.
"The Spirit Of Wine" by William Ernest Henley
One recalls the Goyaves chapel
Where two thousand Antillean Sundays sleep
The harmonious widowhood of the port,
And the music, quaint antiquities of leaded glass...
"French Possession" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
Here the shores are irised. Grasses
Clump the water dark that glasses
Broken wood and deepened distance.
Far the musical persistence
Of a field-lark lingers low
In the west where tulips blow.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Tomorrow we will hear on the gramophone
The music of the Spheres, registered H.M.V.
By a divorced contralto: we shall perhaps
Meet Adam under glass in a museum
Fleshless and most unlovely, complete with pedigree.
"Progression" by Francis Scarfe
A lady and gentleman of the Music Hall company, Monti & Spry,
Managed to make their escape by climbing up very high
To an advertisement board, and smashing the glass of the fanlight,
And squeezed themselves through with a great fight.
"The Burning of the People's Variety Theatre, Aberdeen" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The towering glass double doors at Plush which separate the music venue from the restaurant offered an entrance to a time machine.
Philip Glass' music often feels as natural as pooling water.
Philip Glass Warszawa Low Point Music.
Co-curated by Beck, this two-CD set gathers genre outliers (Tyondai Braxton, Dan Deacon, Amon Tobin) to mutate music by Philip Glass, the composer who has probably impacted rock and pop more than Bach.
Autumn wreath with handmade vintage sheet music rosettes with antique glass button centers.
They'd have to turn up the music to drown out the slurping as patrons would be seen lifting their glasses, sticking out their tongues and drinking via "rapid licking" (like a dog).
'Philip Glass: Music with Friends'.
The Glass Bead Game, which occupies an important piece in the music history of Fairbanks, is getting back together this week for the End of the World 2012 tour.
When Music Row had its own 'Mad Men' mentality, a group of women broke through the industry's glass ceiling More.
This one seems to like techno music and sun glasses too.
Music during the performance will be provided by Phillip Glass.
But his black- framed glasses created a nerd-gone-cool image that ultimately became almost as influential as his music.
Another country music star is bringing their act to the Glass City.
Glass is a constantly shifting pillar in contemporary classical music.
INTERVIEWS Hear Brian Eno's ' LUX ' Album, Music in Stained Glass Form.