Pedal or Lever Harp

Hanter Dro Suite: Breton Country Dances PDF Download by Kathleen Blackwell-Plank

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For lever or pedal harp.

Hanter Dro is a traditional dance from Pays Vannetais in Brittany, the Celtic region of France. It is danced in a circle, alternating men and women, with elbows linked in the "fortress hold" or chain. This foot dance has a "quick, quick, slow, slow" rhythm with a little bounce in steps. Hanter Dro was a dance used when the community gathered to beat the earth floor of a new home or a threshing floor. This was a time to dance, celebrate, and pound the floor to prepare for use.

Kathleen Blackwell-Plank's late beginner or early intermediate arrangement for lever or pedal harp uses two different traditional Breton tunes, "Hanter Dro de Languidig" and "Hanter Dro." The variations are in A minor and use the special harp technique of près de la table or playing near the soundboard. A historical sketch is provided, along with dance directions.

This 7-page PDF includes 3 pages of music. The length of the piece is 3 minutes.

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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