Elinor bennett with erard harps

@ElinorBennett9 with her two Erard harps. Harp on left is double-action (1904) and the other is single action (1807). Both were made in London.

Sébastien Érard (Germany, 1752-1831), developed the single action and double action harp, revolutionized the harp by the invention of the fourchette mechanism (discs with prongs) that is still used today.

Érard harps are no longer being manufactured, but occasionally you will see one for sale in the antiques market.

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Models Edit

  • Single Action (1807) - This brand of harp is owned by @ElinorBennett9 .
  • Double Action (1904) - This brand of harp is owned by @ElinorBennett9 .
  • Grecian - This brand of harp is owned by @harpist100. This harp features 8 pedals and swell doors. The swell doors are pictured in the gallery below.

 String Chart Edit

Do you have a string chart for your harp? Add it here to help other harp players order their strings!

  • If you have a .jpg of the string chart, add it to the photo gallery above.
  • If you have a .pdf of the string chart, upload it to the wiki's asset repository, and then message Harp Wiki!

Here's an example of a completed string chart:

String chart for the Harpsicle by Rees Harps Inc.

Watch & Listen Edit

This harp needs MORE videos or MP3s! Can you help contribute? Also, be sure to list any known recorded artists playing this instrument and leave a link to purchase the CD in case a buyer is interested in purchasing a CD to hear the harp being played. 

Photo Gallery Edit

Further Reading Edit