Three Tagelharpas

Three Tagelharpas

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A more detailed sample library of the tagelharpa, strakharpa and bass tagelharpa we sampled earlier for Orcophony. These are replicas of medieval European bowed lyres, and commonly heard in Viking music today. They have a rather rough sound, and are bowed with a melody note and one or two drones.

The tagelharpa has four gut strings, the strakharpa has four strings of artificial tendon, and the bass tagelharpa has three horsehair strings. Sample recordings performed by Michał Górka and Wit Scheda from Daj Ognia.

Walkthrough video below. Please see the Media section to the left for demo tracks.

Over 2700 samples and 2.2 GB of content.

  • Legato with four types of tails
  • Portamento with four types of tails
  • Medium sustains
  • Long sustains
  • Short notes
  • Tremolo bowing
  • Textures

Requires the free Plogue Sforzando sampler, which works on 64-bit Windows and Mac systems, 4 GB RAM, and an SSD.