The versatile virtuoso performs on 28 musical glasses and fourteen well-loved carols come to life for listening, singing , dancing and giving much joy. This toast to Christmas demonstrates Miss Parker s amazing ability to produce ethereal flute like sounds on crystal glasses.
The very first American known to have practiced the art of "Glasspiel" was Benjamin Franklin and some of Gloria s musical glasses date back to the time that Franklin lived. Gloria Parker learned the art from her grandfather, a native of Czechoslovakia, where most of her glasses were collected. She plays the musical glasses by rubbing her fingertips over the rims of each glass. The 28 glasses are arranged chromatically on a special table and some of them are partially filled with water to give the proper sound. The range of her glasses is two octaves and the lowest note she can play is E below middle C. The resulting sound is reminiscent of a well played flute.
Gloria can play hundreds if not thousands of your favorite and most loved songs on these delightful musical glasses.
If you would like to have Miss Gloria Parker perform at your next "Special Event",