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‘Dem Bones

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]

3 Trios for Folk Ensemble V 1

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS + ENSEMBLE Suitable for church, recital, or receptions, these beautiful and familiar tunes lend themselves well to the pleasing combination of instruments selected. Optional handbell parts for Amazing Grace and Morning Has Broken. Suitable for church, recital, or receptions, these beautiful and familiar tunes lend themselves well to the pleasing combination of instruments selected. There are no tricky rhythms or techniques, so busy musicians can work them up with little preparation. The harp part, which is also suitable for piano, is found in two formats: medium difficulty level for full range lever or pedal harp and easy or lap harp. The lap harp parts are suitable for 22-string instruments ranging from G-G. The flute and hammered dulcimer parts are also suitable for other concert pitch C instruments or beginner harp for duet format, so don't limit your possibilities. All songs are written in the harp-friendly key of

3 Trios for Folk Ensemble V 2

LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS + MIXED ENSEMBLE   Three beautiful and mostly familiar tunes in ensemble combination. Play them with all of the different instruments or as few as you want.

3 Trios for Folk Ensemble V 3

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS  + ENSEMBLE  Three delightful ensemble arrangements, consisting of one familiar Celtic tune plus two excellent Celtic medleys. Harp, Hammered Dulcimer, and flute. Three delightful ensemble arrangements, consisting of one familiar Celtic tune plus two excellent Celtic medleys. Hammered Dulcimer parts are suitable for any C instrument.  Solo lap harp versions of each piece are also included. The medley The Fiddler Dance the Light/Mor A Cheannaich swept the ensemble division of the Gulf Coast Harpers Celtic Contest a few years back. Hammered dulcimer carries the melody, trading off lead with harp while the flute plays countermelody. The lap harp version has left-hand melody with right hand descant. Song of the Water Kelpie has a dreamy setting with harmonies in the harp parts gradually expanding fuller and then tapering back, like ocean waves coming in and receding. It has right-hand harmonics in the opening measures. Hammered dulcimer plays in unison with

A Carolan Consort

Carolan tunes arranged for harp and one or two melody instruments. Full and interesting harp accompaniments that support the melody instruments, making these great for performing.  All in C, G or D except the harp solos: Carolan's Concerto and Hewlett which are in Eb. (The Concerto Ensemble version is in D.)

A Harper’s Celtic Folk Song Book

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS + OPTIONAL VOCALS. Twenty arrangements of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh folk songs and tunes with and without vocals.

A Little Prayer

LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS + CELLO. A very sweet and simple piece in the key of C, utilizing placing of only 2 fingers at a time in each hand throughout. Originally written for one of Mitch’s students to play with her sister, a cellist. A very sweet and simple piece in the key of C, utilizing placing of only two fingers at a time in each hand throughout. The cello part is a separate pull-out page, and has been transcribed for violin or viola, each a separate pull-out. Mitch has also arranged this as a harp solo. The left hand is more active in the solo version. All versions are included. From Mary Radspinner: I have used this music at a wedding with an excellent violin player. It is a beautiful melody and was so lovely we played it twice through! LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.

A Song of the Promises of God

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS + MEZZO VOICE. A Song of the Promises of God was written for a 23 string harp, but it can be played on any size harp with levers on F, C and G. It is appropriate for funerals, memorial services or worship. It was originally performed as an organ/oboe duet at the memorial service of Rev. Alfred L Perkins (father of the composers/arrangers: Barbara Wright and Marilyn Biery). Verses were suggested by Dorothy Perkins. 4 pages in length, easy to play, very gratifying and well received. Vocal part is for mezzo soprano with highest note the E which is an octave and a third above middle C.

Amazing Grace (Hp & Pno) DB

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS  + PIANO. The harp part is more difficult than the piano part and contains many triplets which must be played evenly to compliment the piano part properly. Intermediate difficulty. Key of C, this is an expressive arrangement appropriate for church, memorial service or concert. Two scores are included.

Appalachian Christmas

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS + VOICE. Eleven traditional American folk carols predominantly from the collections of John Jacob Niles.

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