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 G. Words for each song are included as well as interesting facts about the music and writers. Notation, done in Finale software, is clean and easy to read. Page turns are kept to a minimum where possible. Handbell trio parts for Amazing Grace/Inisheer and Morning Has Broken are also included. LOWER INTERMEDIATE TO INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.
A customer asked Reba how she could utilize this book, and here is Reba’s reply: You could have someone play full harp part, another play small harp part, and have someone play hammered dulcimer part if that person doesn’t mind playing a single line. I’d do it in a heartbeat because it’s EASY! Or you could split the full harp part into two (one on bass, one on treble) and someone else play hammered dulcimer (that’s where most of melody is). Hammered dulcimer is C instrument so that part can also be played by flute, violin, or any other C pitch instrument. You could also have someone full harp, and two others play hammered dulcimer and flute parts. Options are multiple here. Just needs to be tailored to playing levels and egos. Hope you have fun with it.
Table of Contents:
This Is My Father’s World, Amazing Grace/Inisheer, Morning Has Broken.