Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Z is for Zither

ABC Wednesday
|July 9th, 2014

The letter is Z and Z stands for Zither

An ancient and world-wide musical instrument;
 a slender stringed box which takes many forms, 
depending upon where in the world you find it.

This piece is played by Etienne de Lavaulx on a 6 chord zither,
 and I think it is very beautiful.

As we come to the last letter in the alphabet you will find more interesting Zz here
 because nobody is Zzzzzing  over there where Denise and Roger
 and their Zesty helpers are bringing you ABC Wednesday.


photowannabe said...

The Zither has such a mystical and magical sound.
What a perfect choice for the letter Z.

I love your Cecil Bruner roses on your header Hildred.
They remind me of my Mother in Law. She always had blooms in her yard.

Roger Owen Green said...

A wonderful rendition.

AmitAag said...

Wonderful indeed!

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this wonderful contribution! It is not often that one hears a zither being played.
Have a great week Hildred.
Wil, ABCW Team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

No zzzing ever on your blog! Always interesting and beautiful things to see and learn. I am not at all sure I've ever heard a zither before.

SamuraiFrog said...

That is a fantastic instrument.

Joy said...

I fell in love with the sound of the zither listening to the Third Man theme. Their variety is fascinating but you don't often hear them played so a perfect choice for Z.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Many years ago, when I was at Music College Hildred, I made a small zither - it is an instrument I love to hear - rarely do so these days.