Pedal or Lever Harp

Songs for Married Lovers for Harp and Voice by Carol Wood PDF Download

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For lever or pedal harp.

Carol Wood has set poems from well-known poets to music. Ten songs are arranged for harp and one voice, and four are arranged for harp and two voices (male and female). The keys range from 1 flat to 1 sharp. Lever changes are marked in the music. Some fingerings are included. For intermediate players. 76 pages of music in an 80-page PDF. These are NOT harp solos, they are arrangements for harp and voice.

Here's what Carol has to say about this romantic PDF.

It's rare and wonderful to encounter a poem or a song about being married for a long and happy time. This book is a collection of musical settings of some of those rare poems on happy marriages that I have encountered and treasured over the years.
There are some works by earlier poets here, such as John Donne, whose own happy marriage has always been famous. I am deeply grateful to the living poets who have given me permission to use such tender, personal, and sometimes very private poems in this collection.

The two fictional lovers in Dorothy Sayers' mystery
Gaudy Night aren't yet married when they write the sonnet I've included here, but, as readers of Dorothy Sayers know, they will share a long and happy marriage. Following what she tells us about the vocal ranges of her lovers, Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey, I've scored the duet for alto and tenor. And since Bach's Concerto for Two Violins plays a significant part in the final scenes of the novel (and in the courtship of the characters), my setting uses brief musical quotations from that work.

My own definition of marriage is a very liberal and non-traditional one. I hope performers will feel free to alter pronouns and raise or lower octaves,
a piacere.

This product is a PDF file, to be downloaded to your computer. We do not sell it as regular printed music. It is only available here in this PDF download format.

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

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