Pedal or Lever Harp

Hymns and Wedding Music by Sylvia Woods

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  • Book
  • $19.95
  • PDF Download
  • $19.95
  • Companion CD
  • $8.95
  • mp3 Download
  • $8.95

For lever or pedal harp

Arranged for beginning and advanced harpists.

This book or PDF download includes Sylvia Woods' multi-level arrangements of 33 popular hymns, 3 wedding processionals and recessionals, and a special section of 7 Jewish pieces for joyous occasions. Each piece has two arrangements: an easy version, and one that is more difficult. A duet version of Schubert's Ave Maria for harp and flute, violin or voice is also included. (Please note: there is NO solo harp version of Ave Maria in this book, only the duet version.)

This book is invaluable for anyone playing for weddings or church services. 96 pages. The book is spiral-bound.

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Companion CD or mp3 downloads

The companion CD or mp3 downloads will assist harp players in learning the pieces in this book. Since many of you will want to "play along" as you are learning, Sylvia has recorded most of the pieces slower than they are usually played, and as "straight" as possible, with little or no expression or rhythmic variations.
In the book each piece has two arrangements: (A) an easy version, and (B) one that is more difficult. On these recordings, Sylvia plays version "A" directly followed by version "B". Since the two versions can be played as a duet, so you can play either version along with the recording. The pieces are in the same order as in the book.
The Companion CD and mp3 downloads include all the pieces from this book.

Lyrics

Sylvia Woods has included the lyrics in most of her books of songs, because it is fun to be able to sing-along (at least in your head) while you're playing. However, some of her earliest books, including the first edition of this one, did not include the lyrics.
The second edition, which was printed in 2010, does have the lyrics included.
If you have the first edition of this book, you can download and print a FREE PDF of these lyrics .

We are selling this music in a variety of formats:
  • Book and/or Companion CD, which we will mail to you
  • PDF and/or mp3 files, to be downloaded to your computer.
Please order the version you prefer.


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A must have in the harp players collection!
By Judy Diaz
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Are you thinking about playing your harp for others to enjoy? If so then the pieces in this book will be just perfect for many of those special occasions. I have used the arrangements included in the book as processional and recessional pieces for every wedding ceremony where I have played. The hymns are perfect for church services and I have played the traditional Israeli pieces at Chanukah parties. Hymns and Wedding Music is a must in your harp book collection.


Great music book for weddings and more
By Dwight Miller
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This book looks like it has a great deal of music to entertain at weddings and more! I will definitely add it to my collection of music books!


Go to book for Worship and Weddings
By Jennifer Buehler
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I have been playing weddings for several years and the wedding marches in this book are still the primary arrangements that I use. In addition the hymns are traditional standards. I love that Ms. Woods includes the chord symbols. This allows me to play with another instrumentalist or make up my own left hand parts.


Great for weddings!
By Olivia Claggett
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Even as I get more advanced I still play these beautiful songs at weddings. "O perfect love" is a favorite and I use it all the time! Great book!


I have found this book to be excellent!
By Elanee Smythe
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I really appreciate this book and the beginning and advanced parts. It is especially great to have the fingering already in the book! How excellent it is to praise The Lord.


Wedding Songs
By Kit
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I have several copies and have used them for church, weddings and personal enjoyment. I like the two levels of music that can be played as duets also.

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