Three beautiful and mostly familiar tunes in ensemble combination. Play them with all of the different instruments or as few as you want. The harp parts can be played on piano, as well, and the hammered dulcimer and flute lines can be used for other concert pitch C instruments. Mountain dulcimer parts are written in notation and tablature. Tunings are D-A-D and D-G-D, no capo required. There are no tricky rhythms or techniques, so busy musicians can work these songs up with little preparation. The harp part has 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. 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. Guitar chords are also included. Notation, done in Finale software, is clean and easy to read. LOWER INTERMEDIATE TO INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.
Here are Reba’s suggestions on how to use this book: 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:
Manx Lullaby, Simple Gifts, There is a Balm in Gilead