Definition and background:
A percussion instrument consisting of a set of metal bars which are sounded by being struck with a hammer. Each bar produces a specific tone. The bars are arranged in the same manner as a piano keyboard, and thus the glockenspiel is fully chromatic. The range is from g'' to c''''' and sounds two octaves higher than written. Also see bell lyre; orchestra bells.
An instrument that contains tuned metal bars mounted on a rectangular frame. The glockenspiel is played with mallets.
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