For lever or pedal harp.
We are selling three versions of this PDF:
The LAP harp version is for 22-string lap harps (G below middle C).
The SMALL harp version is for small lever harps with 26 strings (one octave below middle C).
The LARGE harp version is for larger lever harps (two octaves below middle C) and pedal harps.
Be sure to order the correct one for your harp.
The Medieval Harp is a collection of 14 Gregorian chants, secular songs and dances, and a Medieval Mass for Lent including 4 pieces. The music is arranged for beginning to intermediate lever or pedal harp players. Keys range from 2 flats to 1 sharp. Five of the pieces have lever changes within the music. Chord symbols are included, but no fingerings.
Deborah has included an informative Introduction to the History of Medieval Music section, as well as descriptions of the various pieces.
Each PDF is 43 pages long, including 33 pages of music.
The version for lap harps is for 22-string harps with G below middle C.
The small lever harp version is for 26-string harps with one octave below middle C.
The version for larger harps requires a harp with two octaves below middle C.
The music examples below are from the version for larger harps.
Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
- Laus Deo Patri (Plainsong) "To God the Father"
- Victimae Paschali "Easter" (Chant)
- Agnus Dei "Lamb of God" (Organum)
- Benedicamus Domino "Bless the Lord" (Organum)
- Alleluya by Perotin
- Haec Dies "These Days" by Perotin
- Vir Perfecte "Completely" by Perotin
- Or La Truix "Golden Trusses" (Troubadour)
- Willekommen Mayenshein "Welcome May" (Minnesinger)
- Ballata "Ballad"
- Estampie "Dance"
- Salve Rosa "Beautiful Rose" (Worchester Manuscript)
- Beata Viscera "Prayer" (Worchester Manuscript)
- Mass for Septuagesima Sunday:
- Kyrie Eleison
- Agnus Dei & Benedicamus