I’m somewhat of a Broadway enthusiast and enjoy listening to cast recording albums. I heard in Les Mis what sounds like a harp, but I’m not sure. In the song “A Little Fall of Rain”, in the first few bars, there is what sounds to me like a harp in the background, but it seems very different from a pedal or lever harp. It sounds almost “rubbery” or “spring-y”.Does anybody know what this instrument is ?I suppose it could be some sort of synthesizer sound, or maybe the rubbery sound I’m hearing is actually a percussion instrument like a marimba ? I’m not a professional musician so I’m just guessing. Any experts know for certain ?
PS the album I’m referring to would be the original NYC production, not the London cast recording.