Verrophone

The Verrophone is a musical instrument based on the principle of singing wine glasses and is related to the glass harp and the glass harmonica. It consists of glass tubes affixed in a wooden body which are played with one’s fingers at the fused tube edges. The pitch is determined by the length of the tubes. The Verrophone with its soft, full sound is reminiscent of the historical glass harmonica from Mozart’s time, but additionally captivates by its surprising volume. It can therefore assert itself in contemporary orchestras without any microphone gain.