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MULTIPLE LEVEL QUARTET, ALL HARPS + WHISTLE. Traditional Spiritual arranged for four lever harps, bodhran and whistle. Though really cute, you’ll have to count! Also some acting involved on the part of harp 1. Harp 3 is easiest. Harp 4 has octaves in the bass clef. The whistle and bodhran parts are easy, and the bodhran part can be played on any kind of drum, clave, sticks, etc. [audio mp3="http://musicfortheharp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/dem_bones_sample.mp3"][/audio]
ALL HARPS DUET OR ENSEMBLE A colorful musical tapestry of nationalistic themes and battle scenes, the “1812” has become an electrifying outdoor event at patriotic concerts worldwide, performed to the wild accompaniment of cannons, bells, and fireworks.The opening section (measures 1 through 22) incorporates elements of the Russian hymn, “God Preserve Thy People.” In the conductor’s score, Harp I and Harp II play the opening section tutti; however, the conductor can be creative and divide the opening section. Read more below.
MIXED LEVELS, ALL HARPS (1-3 parts). 79 pages of exciting music in contrasting rhythmic styles to enrich your repertoire. Adapt it to your ensemble: Play harp 1 and 2, or 1 and 3, or 1, 2 and 3. Play as few as one harp (any one), combined with one or more melodic instruments. Play with large ensembles assigning each part to several harps. Subdivide any part and assign, for example, only an easy melody line or an easy bass line to a beginner. 79 pages of exciting music in contrasting rhythmic styles to enrich your repertoire. ALL LEVELS, ALL HARPS. Includes: Habanera Gris, easy version for two harps. Cumbia Deliciosa for 2 or 3 harps. Llano, for 2 or 3 harps. Habanera Gris for 1 or 2 harps plus 1 or 2 voices or melodic instruments. Danza de Luzma, for 2 or 3 harps
BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE TRIO, ALL HARPS. These pieces have been arranged so that you can use them in a variety of ways. Harp I is the melody only, to be used alone or with an ensemble including at least Harp II. Harp III is the melody with a simple accompaniment to be used alone or in ensemble. Harp II is an accompaniment and needs to be put with at least Harp I. The exception here is the piece “The Water is Wide” which has the melody only in Harp I. There are also several pieces with a 4th part to be played by a flute or other C instrument or by another harp, if preferred. The pieces included in this set of arrangements were requested by my students, either by specific title of by genre of music. I hope you and your students enjoy playing them as much as we
INTERMEDIATE TO UPPER INTERMEDIATE, LEVER AND PEDAL HARP TRIO. Written in hope the music ignites listeners with thankfulness and patriotic spirit whatever the national holiday! "A Patriotic Medley" includes "America, the Beautiful" by Samuel A. Ward and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by William Steffe.
INTERMEDIATE SOLO or DUO, ALL HARPS. Wisconsin Harpists Tammy Naze and Cheryl Murphy have blended a fusion of Celtic, Classical, and Christian styles into Watercolor Harps. This labor of love and friendship, inspired by the sights and sounds of living near the shores of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, is something they hope splashes its way onto your list of favorites. The color blue symbolizes trust, strength and dignity. Blue captures timeless beauty and evokes feelings of dependability and calm. Watercolor Harps hopes this piece splashes its way onto your list of favorites. This piece can be played on lever or pedal harps and also allows players to work on their own interpretation and dynamics. Think of the phrases as cresting waves. The written description “effervescent rolls” under the beginning chords means play the rolls with a fizzy, bubbly feeling. You receive both the solo and duet version. Solo: pedal
UPPER INTERMEDIATE DUO, PEDAL HARP. Majestic Baroque Adagio for two or more pedal harps. Part 2 is easier than part 1. Accidentals, suggested thumb slides, sixteenth notes. INTERMEDIATE TO UPPER INTERMEDIATE PEDAL HARP Table of Contents: Adagio Royale, by François de Boisvallée