HARP TRIO – easy
Some syncopated rhythms, mostly single notes, very attainable.
A couple of points: the 3 parts in this score are organized so that everyone gets a go at the tune, the accompaniment, and at least one of the swung countermelodies.
However, you should feel free to switch things around, depending on the numbers of harpists playing and their experience: for example, less experienced players might prefer to stay on the tune, while others play the trickier passages. To this end Stephen Dunstone has produced parts for harps 1, 2 & 3 to match the score, and also a separate part that shows all the different motifs, to suit players who are going to swap motifs around. You’ll also notice that there are no dynamic markings. This is because the dynamics will need to vary according to how many players are on each part. Essentially the piece is lively and strong, with a lighter 3rd verse.