For lever or pedal harp.
Harpist Margot Krimmel and singer Beth Leachman-Gadbaw have arranged this traditional English carol from their Icy December CD for harp, solo voice, and choir. This music is sold as a PDF download only. The $25 license fee gives the downloader full permission to print as many copies as needed for ONE CHOIR. Please purchase additional licenses if the music will be used by more than one choir.
Since Gloucestershire Wassail has many verses, this arrangement allows for various choir members to sing select verses as solos, with the whole choir singing through two choruses. The piece begins in the key of D (2 sharps), modulates to G (1 sharp) for one verse, the key of C for 2 verses, then F (1 flat), ending in the key of D. All of the lever changes happen between the verses. Most modulations require 2 lever changes, with the modulation from F to D requiring 4. But Margot's arrangement gives you time for your left hand to make these changes. If your lever harp is tuned to the key of C, you will need to tune the B right below middle C down to a B-flat before you begin the piece, for the verse in the key of F. For intermediate harp players. No fingerings.
The PDF includes a 9-page score for choir, and a 4-page part for harp or piano.
Click on the "Audio Tracks" button above to listen to the music.