For lever or pedal harp.
This book was put together to express David Sullivan's affection for the many wonderful tunes that came out of nineteenth century America. Many of the pieces are well known, but deserved a fresh setting that would be playable on the harp. A few tunes are less well known, or even obscure, but were chosen for their artful melodies. You'll revive the "Parlor Tradition" of days gone by and make these old tunes live again as part of your own musical tradition. There is a brief historical paragraph on each tune, and a lovely illustration. One interesting piece is the "Persian Princess Waltz" from a 1901 method book for the reed organ. This method book was discovered in Mr. Sullivan's garage and was autographed by the author, Mattie Pirtle, whose picture is on the back cover of the book.
David Sullivan has arranged these 19 pieces for intermediate harp players. Keys range from 2 flats to 1 sharp. Lyrics and chord symbols are included, but no fingerings. The arrangements are a bit more pianistic than many of the other books we sell, so they translate well on the piano as well as the harp. If you ever play at retirement homes, this will be invaluable repertoire. 38 pages of music in a 46-page PDF.
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.