This piece has been designed in duet form (not available as a solo) to compliment the player’s styles and distinctive harp sounds. Both harp parts have to work together to
achieve an overall balance. Experiment with the call and response between the harps.
Explore the sounds of your harp, and if you have more than one, experiment with the
different textures and resonance. A wire-strung harp sounds great!
To achieve the best sound possible both players must pay attention to how long to
extend each chords replacement. Be sure not to cut off your sound and be careful not to
buzz or get too muddy sounding in the bass. Keep away from the strings as long as
possible and let everything ring as long as possible to find the center of your harp’s
sound potential. This piece captures how distant and expansive the horizon over the
water can seem. Let that inspire you as you keep searching for the right fit.
The color blue symbolizes trust, strength and dignity. Blue captures timeless beauty and
evokes feelings of dependability and calm. Watercolor Harps hopes this piece splashes its
way onto your list of favorites.
The distinction of this arrangement of Arran Boat Song from others is that Watercolor
Harps purposely stays on one musical idea for a longer period of time and soaks in the
emotional oasis. Open up your soul and immerse your senses to what lies beyond the blue
Harp 1 – pedal or lever
Harp 2 – pedal or lever