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The celesta (IPA or [tʃəˈlɛstə]) is a keyboard musical instrument found in symphony orchestras. The keys on the celesta are connected to rods which strike metal bars similar to those found on the glockenspiel. It also usually has wooden resonators.
Some notable musical works featuring the celesta:
- "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy", from The Nutcracker ballet, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- "That's It For The Other One" by The Grateful Dead
- Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, composed by Béla Bartók
- The title theme of the Harry Potter films, composed by John Williams
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