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). Keys range from 3 flats through 1 sharp. Accidentals within some of the pieces include E-natural, F#, and C#.
The SMALL harp version is for small lever harps with 26 strings (one octave below middle C). Keys range from 2 flats through C. Accidentals within some of the pieces include B-natural, E-natural, and F#.
The LARGE harp version is for larger lever harps (two octaves below middle C) and pedal harps. Keys range from 2 flats through 1 sharp. Accidentals within some of the pieces include B-natural, E-natural, and F#.
Be sure to order the correct version 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 arrangements are for beginning to intermediate lever or pedal harp players. Chord symbols are included, but no fingerings. Keys range from 3 flats through 1 sharp. Five pieces require lever changes within the music, including B-natural, E-natural, F#, and C#. Please note that each piece may be in different keys in the Lap Harp, Small Harp, and Large Harp versions.
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 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