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Music for the Netherfield Ball for lap harp by Suzanne Guldimann PDF Download

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Arranged for a small harp, but can be played on any lever or pedal harp.

This PDF is subtitled: Songs and Dances of Jane Austen's Era.

For her ninth book of Celtic harp music, Suzanne Guldimann has researched and arranged 18 historic pieces of music from the Regency era. As a bonus, she's also included Mr. Beveridge's Maggot, the not-quite-period English country dance popularized by the 1995 A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. The contents of the book are drawn from and inspired by the collection of printed and hand-copied music that belonged to Jane Austen and her family. It features classical pieces by Mozart, Handel, and Gluck, and a haunting and romantic selection of the French, Italian, Scottish, and Irish traditional airs that were tremendously popular during the late 18th and early 19th century, including several with lyrics by Robert Burns. and two songs reported to have been among Jane Austen's personal favorites.

All of the pieces in the collection are arranged to fit on a small harp with just three octaves, but can also be played on larger harps or on any melody instrument. Each arrangement includes fingering, chord symbols, lyrics when available and historic notes. This PDF is a total of 48 pages, including 40 pages of music.

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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Fun book, but generally common, wellknown songs
By Mary Black
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This book is wonderful for fans of Jane Austen and her era. However, I was disappointed, for while the pieces' names are foreign, most of the actual tunes are usually quite well known. For example, "My Lodging is on the Cold Ground" is "Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms". Unless you look at each sample of each song, you won't find this out until it is too late. Since I was looking for new repertoire, I wouldn't have bought the book if I'd known this. This is not particularly an issue, but it is worth being aware of. Otherwise, good beginner arrangements, and a fun and nerdy book to have. :)

Love it!
By Lynda D Thompson
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I adore all of Suzanne Guldimann's books - this one is no exception! Full of pretty and relatively easily learned arrangements, that are a joy to play. Family and friends always enjoy hearing the pieces, as well. Ms. Guldimann's various arrangements make up a large part of my repertoire.

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