For lever or pedal harp.
Here's how Darhon describes her arrangements of Claude Debussy's classic piece.
Debussy's original Clair de Lune was written in the key of D-flat. Because this key is not
friendly for lever harpers and is less attractive to instrumentalists of intermediate ability, I
have decided to arrange this work in the key of D major only.
I have endeavored to keep the harmonic integrity and overall "feel" of the original piano
work. However, so that these arrangements are easy to read on the page and will fit
comfortably under the hands, several difficult passages have been simplified. Many tied
notes were eliminated, since the harp would continue to "ring through" the previous note;
elimination of some ties gives a "cleaner" appearance on the printed page.
Rests appearing in the music are solely for the purpose of rhythm, hand separation, and
phrasing. It is not intended for the harpist to damp strings when rests occur. Should
specific damping be required, the performer should use tasteful damping when needed.
Pedal and lever changes are indicated between the staves; lever changes are indicated by
both diamond-shaped note heads and the octave number of the strings. The performer
should use their discretion, as pedaling and levering are highly personal matters.
Dynamic markings, fingerings, metronome markings, 8va indications, instructions, and
flute breath marks are provided.
These arrangements are for upper intermediate to advanced lever or pedal harp, as there are extensive lever or pedal changes within each piece. Fingerings are not included.
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.