I don't know if it is the correct term, but how to write in the score a harp glissando where the hands pass many times from the start note to the endnote?

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After some research I found what might be the answer: Slow Cluster Glissando

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The classical solution I can find is to notate multiple glissando lines, emphasized by an explicit note "up and down ad libitum". enter image description here

(Source: Symphony No. 9, Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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