Modartt Harps Instrument Pack for Pianoteq Software

Add some angelic harp sounds to your Pianoteq arsenal! While harps have a thick history with orchestral music, that doesn't mean they can't be modern.

The harp has appeared in many forms since as early as 3500 BC. The pedal harp appeared around 1700 and was improved in 1810 by S. Erard's double movement, which allows to play in all keys and is still today's standard for the concert harp. The harp was extremely popular in the 18th century, used by many baroque and classical composers of the time (Handel, Mozart, and others) and later started to appear in operas by Puccini and in symphonic music and ballets by Liszt, Berlioz, Massenet, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and others. The harp is also featured in modern music, appearing in works such as "She's Leaving Home" by The Beatles and "Dark Lady" by Cher. In the Marx Brothers movies, the very skilled harp player by the nickname Harpo often dedicates entire scenes to playing the harp.

The Concert Harp for Pianoteq is physically modelled after a Salvi concert grand harp. The concert harp possesses 47 strings attached to a soundboard and is played with the fingertips of the first four fingers with both hands. Since there are no damped strings during playing, the harp has a special magical sound which the Pianoteq technology manages to capture with astonishing authenticity.

The Celtic harp is the new addition to the Harp instrument pack. You have surely heard Celtic harps in folk music as well as in earlier classical music and contemporary new-age. Celtic harps used to be strung with wire or gut but are nowadays also strung with nylon (used in this virtual physical model) which read more brings a softer and more delicate sound. Requires Pianoteq 6.6.0 or higher

Both harps allow for pinch harmonics (flageolets) and glissandos. They include a diatonic mode with seven pedals to change the pitch of the strings and play in all keys.

- Pinch harmonics:
On a harp, a double action of the hand -- simultaneously plucking and touching the string in the middle -- produces pinch harmonics containing only even harmonics and thus producing a note which is one octave higher.

- Glissando:
Quickly sliding the fingers across the strings produces a glissando, where, because of a distinct finger position, the notes usually have a different timbre than when played single.


- Concert Harp
- Celtic Harp
- Possesses 47 strings attached to a soundboard
- Harp has a special magical sound which the Pianoteq technology manages to capture with astonishing authenticity
- Ability to play pinch harmonics (flageolets) and glissandos
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- Operating System: mac
- Additional Requirements: Requires Pianoteq 5.3.0 or higher
- Operating System: windows
- Additional Requirements: Requires Pianoteq 5.3.0 or higher
- Modeled Concert and Celtic Harp: Requires Pianoteq Instrument
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Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1035-527

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