The Medieval Harp by Deborah Dahl Shanks PDF Download
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For lever or pedal harp.
We are selling three versions of this PDF:
#p7142-Lap is for 22-string lap harps (G below middle C)
#p7142-Sm is for small lever harps with 26 strings (1 octave below middle C)
#p7142-Lg is for larger lever harps and pedal harps.
Be sure to order the correct one for your harp.
The Medieval Harp is a collection of 14 Gregorian chants, secular songs and dances, and a Medieval Mass for Lent including 4 pieces. The music is arranged for beginning to intermediate lever or pedal harp players. Keys range from 2 flats to 1 sharp. Five of the pieces have lever changes within the music. Chord symbols are included, but no fingerings.
Deborah has included an informative Introduction to the History of Medieval Music section, as well as descriptions of the various pieces.
This PDF is 43 pages, including 33 pages of music.
The version for lap harps is for 22-string harps with G below middle C. The small lever harp version is for 26-string harps with one octave below middle C. The version for larger harps requires a harp with 2 octaves below middle C.
The music examples below are from the version for larger harps.
Click on the to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
- Laus Deo Patri (Plainsong) "To God the Father"
- Victimae Paschali "Easter" (Chant)
- Agnus Dei "Lamb of God" (Organum)
- Benedicamus Domino "Bless the Lord" (Organum)
- Alleluya by Perotin
- Haec Dies "These Days" by Perotin
- Vir Perfecte "Completely" by Perotin
- Or La Truix "Golden Trusses" (Troubadour)
- Willekommen Mayenshein "Welcome May" (Minnesinger)
- Ballata "Ballad"
- Estampie "Dance"
- Salve Rosa "Beautiful Rose" (Worchester Manuscript)
- Beata Viscera "Prayer" (Worchester Manuscript)
- Mass for Septuagesima Sunday:
- Kyrie Eleison
- Agnus Dei & Benedicamus