Music for voice and small harp – easy and straightforward arrangements with nice harmonies. The harp part can be played on a harp with the lowest note C below middle C. The voice part is for a mezzo range, lowest note A below middle C, highest note E 1 1/3 octave above middle C.
Christ In The Stranger’s Guise – key of C
Alfred Burt, jazz musician and son of an Episcopalian rector, set this ancient
Celtic rune to music in 1948. It was published as a Christmas carol but now is
thought to be suitable for any occasion. We are very pleased to offer this arrangement, used by permission.
Dives and Lazarus – key of Em
The oldest written documentation of this English ballad dates to 1557. It was
published as a Child Ballad in the 19th Century. Based on Jesus’ parable in the 16th
Chapter of Luke, Dives is the name given to the wealthy man after the Latin for
“rich man”. There are many variations in the lyrics. The tune is Kingsfold.
Be Thou My Vision – key of D
The text is a medieval prayer from the Irish monastic tradition. The tune is
Slane, an Irish melody named for Slane Hill where in 433 AD St. Patrick lit candles
on Easter Eve defying the pagan High King.
How Can I Keep From Singing – key of G
This hymn was written in 1860 by Robert Lowery, an American Baptist
minister using words by Anne Warner. Pete Seeger adapted it and added a third
verse written by Doris Plenn in 1956 for friends imprisoned during the McCarthy
era. This version has become a song of hope for social justice.