Pedal or Lever Harp

Santa Barbara Suite by William Mahan PDF Download

Item #p7161

For lever or pedal harp.

This suite of three original Spanish-flavored compositions by William Mahan are for intermediate players.

Nights of the Fiesta is eight pages long, starting out with a short fanfare-type introduction and merging into a Spanish motif. It is in the key of E minor (1 sharp), with one D# lever change in the music. It is not difficult to play, but it does require good technique. There is a moving left hand, and the right hand utilizes parallel thirds and quite a few repeating notes.

The Sunken Gardens is in the key of A minor and the meter goes back and forth between three and six. Most of the piece features single notes in both hands, with some triplets and parallel thirds in the right hand. It is 7 pages long, with no lever changes.

The Old Mission has directions to play "forcefully" at the beginning, and then "reverently" through the section that sounds like bells ringing. It is in the key of B minor (2 sharps) with no lever changes within the music. This portion of Mr. Mahan's suite requires a left hand capable of a rolling 16th-note accompaniment. The ending is on a peaceful D major chord. 6 pages.

This PDF is 24 pages with 21 pages of music. No fingerings are included.

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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