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  • Dwarkin developed the hand-held harmonium, a western instrument, to make it suitable for use with Indian music?

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Question 1: They were especially popular in small churches and ________ where a pipe organ would be too large or too expensive.
AltarChapelPalermoCatholic Church

Question 2: Expensive harmoniums were often built to resemble ________, with ranks of fake pipes attached to the top of the instrument.
Baroque musicOrgan (music)Pipe organClassical music

Question 3: It has received international fame as the genre of Qawwali music has been popularized by renowned Pakistani musicians such as ________.
Fateh Ali Khan (Qawwali singer)Alanis MorissetteRahat Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanNusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Question 4: Sound is produced by air, supplied by foot-operated or hand-operated bellows, being blown through sets of free reeds, resulting in a sound similar to that of an ________.
Accordion music genresAccordionConcertinaBayan (accordion)

Question 5: ________ uses a harmonium extensively in her album Sea Sew.
Bell X1 (band)Choice Music PrizeLisa HanniganLisa Hannigan discography

Question 6: The harmonium's ________, despite its similarity to the accordion's, is actually produced in a critically different way.
TimbreOperaColoraturaChest voice

Question 7: The album Early Music by ________ has several songs featuring harmonium.
Anne Sofie von OtterKronos QuartetKronos Quartet discographyElias M. Stein

Question 8: The harmonium is also commonly accompanied by the ________ as well as a dholak.
Hindustani classical musicTablaGharanaTimpani

Question 9: "________," the opera by Hugo von Hoffmansthal and Richard Strauss, employs a harmonium in the orchestration of each of its versions.
Die Frau ohne SchattenDer RosenkavalierAriadne auf NaxosDie ägyptische Helena

Question 10: Most of ________'s post-Velvet Underground career is marked by a heavy usage of the harmonium, in avant-garde drone songs.
Chelsea Girl (album)NicoThe Velvet Underground & NicoJohn Cale







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