ALL HARPS INTERMEDIATE, HARP DUO OR HARP + ORGAN
Beautiful solo or duo arrangement of this mysterious and expectant piece. In this arrangement of the ancient tune, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”, Harp I can stand alone as a solo. This piece for lever or pedal instruments, begins in the key of A minor with a three-note motive echoed with both hands of each harp part, descending the instrument and ending in an undulating eighth-note, left-hand part of Harp I that supports the right-hand melody. Harp II decorates with left hand harmonics on the melody while the right hand has a repeated two-pitch motif. For the refrain, the two parts play the melody in loud octaves; then the parts return to the style of the verse followed by the introductory three-note motif with Harp I descending and Harp II ascending.
In the second section, Harp I has the melody in the bass clef with a repeated eighth-note motif on top while Harp II plays the melody in the right hand with supportive chords in the left hand. With glissandos in Harp I, the arrangement breaks into a grandioseAPA, large-chord refrain and then ends with the three-note echo motif of the introduction with Harp I descending and Harp II ascending. The two parts end with A’s spanning from A below the bass clef to the second A above the treble clef. Harp I is early advanced and Harp II is intermediate.
The organ part is a variation on Harp II with suggested registrations.