Pedal or Lever Harp

The Harp of Brandiswhiere composed by Sylvia Woods

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  • Printed Book
  • $14.95
  • PDF Download - Entire Book
  • $14.95
  • The Legend PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • In the Forest PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Dialogue with a Brook PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Lament PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Gypsy Mirage PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Gourenspur PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • The Harper's Vision PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Morning Calm PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Forest March PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Metamorphosis PDF Download
  • $2.95
  • Brandiswhiere's Triumphant Return PDF Download
  • $2.95
  

For lever or pedal harp.

This is the printed music of Sylvia Woods' Harp of Brandiswhiere: A Suite for Celtic Harp recording. It contains the full story of the legend, beautifully illustrated by English artist Steve Duglas. It also includes the written music of the suite, which can be played on lever or pedal harp, or piano. These eleven pieces are in sharp keys with no fingerings. Most of the music is for advanced harp players. 60 pages.

To see the keys of the pieces, click on the note icons and links at the bottom of this page to open a low-resolution sample of the first few lines of music. Click on the Audio Tracks box above to listen to track samples from the CD.

PDF Downloads: The "PDF Download - Entire Book" includes everything in the printed book: all 11 pieces, and the full illustrated story of the legend.
The $2.95 PDF downloads of individual pieces do not include the story or illustrations.

This suite is also available on CD or mp3 downloads.
Two pieces from the suite, Brandiswhiere's Triumphant Return and In the Forest are available in sheet music or PDFs arranged for harp and flute.

We are selling this music in two formats:
  • Book, which we will mail to you
  • PDF file, to be downloaded to your computer.
Please order the version you prefer.


Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.

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Magical Experience
By Serena
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This work is as pleasing to play as it is to listen to. Playing these melodies instantly brings me into a candlelit courtroom of my imagination, with maidens and galant knights toasting goblets and celebrating life. Sylvia epitomized the harp experience here, mixing lively upbeat tunes and then bringing the harper/harpist into a world of mystery with haunting melodies which conjure images of selkies, enchanted forests and ancient tales coming to life. These pieces are must haves for any harper or harpist/s repertoire who wishes to regale their audience and enliven their imaginations. Once you listen to them, I guarantee it won't be long before your purchasing the book. Thank you again, Sylvia, for sharing talent with us. Such a treasure.


Adventure
By Scott Ashby
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I bought this book with the CD, Gypsy Mirage is my favourite, its full of energy, exotic sounds and challenges. The music creates that many moods and pictures you don't even need the story, but the story is great! (Review originally submitted 1/7/2013.)


Beautiful story
By Jeane Jaramillo
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This is such a beautiful story with music to match its many moods. I am a beginner and I am still able to play these songs. Although I play them at my own pace, they still sound absolutely beautiful. I have started with "Brandiswhiere's Triumphant Return." Once you "get" Sylvia's style, the music is actually very intuitive to play. Any part that is more challenging I have turned into little studies during my practice. I have the companion CD which is just beautiful to listen to. I am so glad I purchased this set. Please, do not let the words "for advanced players" stop anyone from purchasing this music. You will enjoy it now and later. (Review originally submitted 8/12/12.)


Absolutely gorgeous
By Natalie Wagner
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When I brought this book to my teacher she asked to keep it for a week so she could teach me to play the songs properly, I think it was an excuse to try her hand at these wonderful pieces! They are difficult, most certainly this is not a book for beginners. But they are excellent for practicing more difficult techniques, my teacher has given me Dialogue with a Brook so I can practice triplets, as an example. The songs are fun to practice and great to perform! I have yet to write a negative review on anything Sylvia has published! (This review originally submitted 8/18/2011.)


My all time favorite!
By Heidi Bakker
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25 Years ago I got this book. It became my all time favorite. The story and the fantastic music have been with me for all these years. I played it at several performances. In the meantime the book is almost falling apart, but I can't get myself to replace it. This book has my history in it :-)


great for advanced students
By Anne Roos
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This is THE best book for advanced students to learn about: figuring out their own finger placements; rolling chords up and down; ornamentation; playing unusual time signatures; 7th chords and inversions; finger 1 and 4 slides; arpeggios: and much, much more! All of my advanced students use this great book.

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