Xylophones and their many variations have been around since man's earliest history. However the modern version we're familiar with has been in use since the 1860s. It was first used in an orchestra in 1874 in the performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre".
Well enough talking about how cool they are. Just kick back and have a listen :)
Part of Blogging from A to Z for the letter X