The concept of the book is unusual Celtic carols with an improvisatory feel. There are several well-known carols tossed in to keep everyone happy! LOWER INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED, ALL HARPS.
AWAY IN THE MANGER This popular carol is arranged with the Scottish melody without flats or sharps and no lever changes. The piece is 5 pages, at an intermediate level and is for a 34-string harp. The range is from 5th octave F to 1st octave G. LULLABY OF THE VIRGIN MARY (MANX) This lesser-known carol is arranged with flowing arpeggios for the intermediate level. This carol needs one sharp and there are 8 lever changes. It is 5 pages in length and is for a 34-string harp. The arrangement is from 6th octave D to 1st octave G. WHAT CHILD IS THIS? This popular carol is in the key of E minor, but a C sharp is needed in the piece. There are 31 lever changes and it arranged at an intermediate level. The arrangement is 5 pages and needs a 34-string harp (5th octave E to 1st octave F). THE VIRGIN’S LULLABY This is a traditional modal Irish carol arranged in a flowing style. It needs no flats or sharps and there are no lever changes. It is 3 pages long and for the intermediate level. It is arranged for a 34-string harp (5th octave C to 1st octave G). BLESSED MARY This is a slow Irish air with lighter improvisatory sections. It is in 3 flats with NO lever changes. The carol is 5 pages and for the intermediate level. It is for the 34-string harp (6th octave C to 2nd octave E). DECK THE HALL This popular Welsh carol needs one flat and there are 4 lever change total in the piece. It is 4 pages in length and for the intermediate level. THe range suits the 34-string harp (5th octave F to 1st octave F). CHRISTMAS DAY IS COME This cheerful Irish carol is in 1 flat and there are NO lever changes. The piece is 6 pages and is for an advanced beginner. The range is best on a 34-string harp (4th octave F to 1st octave F). THAT NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM This is a slow, modal, traditional Irish carol. There is 1 flat and NO lever changes. It is 3 pages long and for the advanced beginner. It could be played on a 29-string harp–it goes down to 5th octave G. BALOO LAMMY This Scottish carol needs one flat and there are NO lever changes. The piece is 4 pages in length and is for an advanced beginner. It can be played on a 29-string harp with the lowest note a 5th octave F. CHRIST CHILD’S LULLABY This Scottish Carol is in all naturals with NO lever changes. It is 5 pages long and for the advanced beginner. It can be played on a 29-string harp (5th octave G to 2nd octave D). LOWER INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED, ALL HARPS.
Table of Contents:
Christ Child’s Lullaby, Lullaby of the Virgin Mary (Manx), Away in the Manger (Scottish melody), Deck the Hall, The Virgin’s Lullaby, Christmas Day is Come, Blessed Mary, That Night in Bethlehem, Baloo Lammy, and What Child is This.