Pedal or Lever Harp

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen arranged by Sylvia Woods

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  • Sheet Music
  • $7.95
  • PDF Download
  • $7.95

For lever or pedal harp.

Leonard Cohen's popular 1985 song Hallelujah has been recorded over 300 times. It gained a new generation of fans in 2001 when it was featured in the DreamWorks motion picture Shrek.

Sylvia Woods' 6-page arrangement of this classic song can be played by harpists of all levels. The first verse is easy, and each subsequent verse gets a bit more advanced. Beginners can play the first 1 or 2 verses, and more advanced players can continue on to the later verses. There are a total of 4 verses, and you may also repeat any verses that you'd like.

The music is in the key of C with chords, lyrics and fingerings. No lever changes are required.

The range needed for verses 1 to 3 are 20 strings, from a G up to an E. If you have a small harp with less than about 30 strings, you'll need to play the music an octave higher than written. Verse 4 requires an extra octave, with 27 strings from G up to E. The very last note also goes down to a lower C, but this can be left out if necessary.

We are selling this music in two formats:
  • Sheet Music, which we will mail to you
  • PDF files, 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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Hallelujah for Sylvia!
By Anna Dunwoodie
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This is a tune my students always ask me to teach them. This arrangement by Sylvia works wonderfully at all levels, with variations increasing in difficulty (by adding a little more left hand or chords). We're about to use if for our mixed ability harp orchestra - there is a variation everyone can get their fingers around. Hallelujah for Sylvia!

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