har·​mo·​ni·​um | \ här-ˈmō-nē-əm How to pronounce harmonium (audio) \

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These days, the sama nights are Shaidaiyi’s only chance to play the harmonium for an appreciative audience. Maija Liuhto, Longreads, "A Music So Beautiful the Birds Fell from the Trees," 28 June 2018 The album was an arduous process, with Ms. Takada composing, producing, arranging the microphones and playing everything on it, from marimba to drums, harmonium to Coke bottle. New York Times, "How a Digital Rabbit Hole Gave Midori Takada’s 1983 Album a Second Life," 21 May 2018 The remaining players are Taimur Sullivan, saxophone; Stephen Burns, trumpet; Caleb Shemwell, trombone; Stefan Hersh and Minghuan Xu, violins; Anthony Devroye, viola; Julian Hersh, cello; Winston Choi, piano; and Daniel Schlosberg, harmonium. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Honoring Pierre Boulez, the titan of modernism who opened the ears of Chicagoans to the music of our time," 15 May 2018 The musical accompaniment consists of drums and cymbals — occasionally played by the dancers — flute, voice and sometimes violin or harmonium. Marina Harss, New York Times, "The Indian Monks’ Dance, Flowering With the Aid of Women," 17 Apr. 2018 On the earlier recording, the three of them added overdubs to elaborate tracks Fennelly had already cut using a pedal harmonium, synthesizers, and electronics. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Music / Post No Bills Jaime Fennelly’s Mind Over Mirrors premieres its immersive new multimedia opus Bellowing Sun at the MCA," 21 Mar. 2018 On Sunday, the pews were crammed for communion and hymns in Urdu, accompanied on a handheld harmonium. Pamela Constable, Washington Post, "Christians come under threat in Pakistan: ‘No one accused of blasphemy is ever safe’," 16 Mar. 2018 Springsteen sings, plays a harmonium and banjo and Ron Aniello is in charge of drum loops and electric keyboards on the track. Chris Jordan, USA TODAY, "New Bruce Springsteen song featured in vet film 'Thank You for Your Service'," 24 Oct. 2017 For most previous Lykanthea performances, Ramgopal has relied on synths and electronic processing to ramp up the scale of her sound, which rests on her voice and the drones of a harmonium. Sasha Geffen, Chicago Reader, "Do This / Music For MCA 50, ambient musician Lykanthea explores culture, history, and identity with her dream ensemble," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of harmonium

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harmonium

French, from Middle French harmonie, armonie

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The first known use of harmonium was in 1847

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