Joy Slavens arranged these well-known Christmas carols for beginning harp players. Here's how she describes the two volumes.
Joy at Christmas #1 was written especially for the beginner harpist with up to one year of study. Each piece has a short introduction and an ending. Some of the pieces move up or down an octave to have the student begin feeling the full range of the harp. The left-hand accompaniment is one note at a time, or 2-note chords. Keys range from 1 flat through 1 sharp. There are no fingerings.
This 14-page PDF includes 12 pages of music.
Joy at Christmas #2 is for the late beginner. It is slightly harder than Volume 1, with a variety of 3-note chords. Introductions, endings, and interesting chords make this book just right for the 2- to 3-year player. Four pieces are in the key of C, and four are in F (1 flat). There are no fingerings.
This 19-page PDF includes 17 pages of music.
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Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
- Still, Still, Still
- What Child is This
- Away in a Manger
- Silent Night
- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
- Deck the Halls
- O Christmas Tree
- Joy to the World
- The First Noel
- O Come, Little Children
- Jolly Old St. Nicholas / Up on the Housetop
- Jingle Bells
- Here We Come A-Wassailing
- In the Bleak Midwinter
- I Saw Three Ships