Rare Vintage 1947 Celesta Celeste Piano Simone
Vintage Celesta Piano marked 1947 believed to possibly be a Simone based on research, has no name or plate on it. That would most likely make it a 4 Octave. It looks to have been restored. In working condition, makes a beautiful sound. See pictures and feel free to offer information if you are more familiar with this or ask questions and I will attempt to answer them. It measures 36 inches tall, 33 inches across and 16.5 in width. There is a foot pedal. This is a rare and amazing instrument and great for any music lover. The following information is for Wikipedia about the Celesta or Celeste piano. Victor Mustel, Auguste Mustel. Variation of the Sugar Plum Fairy with Celesta at 0:08. Problems playing this file? Is a struck idiophone. Operated by a keyboard. It looks similar to an upright piano. Four- or five- octave. , or a large wooden music box (three-octave). The keys connect to hammers that strike a graduated set of metal (usually steel) plates suspended over wooden resonators. Four- or five-octave models usually have a pedal that sustains or damps the sound. The three-octave instruments do not have a pedal because of their small “table-top” design. One of the best-known works that uses the celesta is Tchaikovsky. S “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker. The sound of the celesta is similar to that of the glockenspiel. But with a much softer and more subtle timbre. This quality gave the instrument its name, celeste meaning “heavenly” in French. The celesta is a transposing instrument. It sounds one octave higher than the written pitch. Its (four-octave) sounding range is generally considered as C4 to C8, where C4 = middle C. The original French instrument had a five-octave range, but because the lowest octave was considered somewhat unsatisfactory, it was omitted from later models. The standard French four-octave instrument is now gradually being replaced in symphony orchestras. By a larger, five-octave German. Although it is a member of the percussion. Family, in orchestral terms it is more properly considered as a member of the keyboard section. And usually played by a keyboardist. The celesta part is normally written on two bracketed staves, called a grand staff. Are the only companies currently making celestas. The instrument is currently very rare and expensive. Other known manufacturers that made celestas in the past include. Mustel & Company (Paris, France). (Philadelphia & New York, USA). Jenco (Decatur, Illinois, USA). Helmes (New York, USA). The item “Rare Vintage 1947 Celesta Celeste Piano Simone” is in sale since Saturday, November 26, 2016. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Pianos\Upright Pianos”. The seller is “kbsj1″ and is located in South Elgin, Illinois. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.