Historical Harp Collection V 2

INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS Exquisite and historical arrangements of early music for harp.


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2+ 10% $18.00
QuantityDiscountPer Item Price
2+ 10% $18.00


Exquisite and historical arrangements of early music for harp. Easy to read with many historical notes and performance suggestions. Very fulfilling for harpists knowledgeable in historical music, and also makes for well rounded performances. Sometimes early music produces a change in the atmosphere creating a fine ambiance for many an occasion. Playable on all harps, intermediate, and very well done. Because of the notes on the composers, sources and history, this book could also be used for an interesting presentation of early music. 77 pages. INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.

England & Scotland
The Canaries: Straloch Lute MS (c.1627-29)
A Scots Tune: Jane Pickeringe Lute Book (c.1616-1650)
Come Again: John Dowland (1563-1626)
Walsingham: John Dowland (1563-1626)
Why stays the bridegroom?: Ben Jonson’s Haddington Masque
Alfonso Ferrabosco (1608)
Ensemble for 3 harps:
Browning Madame: Deuteromelia, Thomas Ravenscroft (1609)

Tant que vivray: Claudin de Sermisy (1490-1562)
Washerwoman’s Branle: Orchesography, Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Pease Branle: Orchesography, Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Hermit’s Branle: Orchesography, Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Branle d’Ecosse: Orchesography, Thoinot Arbeau (1589)

Italy & the Low Countries
Pavane Ferrareze: Premier Livre de Danseries, Pierre Phalèse (1571) sample below
Galliarde Ferrareze: Premier Livre de Danseries, Pierre Phalèse (1571)
Quando nascette Ninno: Neopolitan traditional sample below
Pavane: Si par souffrir: Danserye, Tielman Susato (1551)
Bergamasca: Bernardo Gianoncelli (1650)

Germany & Spain
La Canarie: Anon., Terpsichore, Michael Praetorius (1612) sample below
Bransle de la Torche: Anon., Terpsichore, Michael Praetorius (1612) sample below
Canción del Emperador: Mille regretz (Josquin)-Luis de Narváez (1546)
Zarambeques:Luz y Norte Musical, L.R. de Ribayaz (1677)
Ensemble for 3 harps: Zarabandas: Luz y Norte Musical, L.R. de Ribayaz (1677)
Samples are from Nancy Hurrell’s CD entitled Balletto, SKU 3106D $16.00 Click HERE
Click HERE to view Nancy Hurrell’s Volume 1 of the same title.

Testimonial: I ordered and received the two volumes of Nancy’s that you’ve published – and I haven’t wanted to play anything else since then! Who cares what the bride wants (just kidding, of course)! The arrangements and the selection of pieces are great. I’ve used other collections of medieval and renaissance music in the past – and generally average about 20% use per book. That’s not the case with these – they’re both a “WOW” find. As a resident of a city preparing for its 450th anniversary in a few years and as director of a chant schola (looking to do programming that includes instrumentals), I can’t thank you enough for publishing this. And please pass these kudos along to Nancy Hurrell as well. All the best from St. Augustine (where our first governors brought along a harpist and a vihuelist to help them settle an outpost in La Florida). Mary Jane Ballou

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