Stanley Chaloupka was the principal harpist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 40 years. He wrote this book for composers and arrangers to assist them in achieving their desired harp scoring objectives and also encourage a profusion of creative, logical harp scoring. The enigma of harp pedals and their function is explained in detail. Glissandos are also extensively discussed, as well as chords, arpeggios, scales, harmonics, and various special effects. "Rules of thumb" as well as certain basic standards are set, and some "do nots" are specifically listed. 55 pages, paperbound.
For your composing friends...
By Holly Brennan
This book is an excellent resource for those who would like to compose for the pedal harp. It explains in detail many of the intricacies of the harp, especially for those who do not play the harp. I like to have a copy of this handy for my friends who like to write music, but are not deeply familiar with the harp. The price is also helpful in that it's cost-effective and you can have multiple copies for friends."