For PEDAL harp only.
Softly and Tenderly is one of ten beloved hymns that have been transcribed from Louise Trotter's 2014 Sacred Treasures recording. This beautiful, stately arrangement for intermediate pedal harp is reminiscent of parlor music with traditional harmonies. It begins with right-hand harmonics, and the melody of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring is interwoven in the music. Pedal changes are listed, but no fingerings.
This 6-page PDF includes 4 pages of music.
Here's what Louise's friend and editor, Mary Radspinner, has to say about this music:
This PDF is a transcription of "Softly and Tenderly" as played by Louise Trotter on her "Sacred Treasures" CD. Louise was in her 80s when she recorded it: the time of her life when she was most creative with playing amazing chords on the pedal harp. Her fingers may not have been so supple anymore, but her brain was very much in gear. We're glad she took the time to make the recording. Now that she is gone, Basil Alter, Gretchen Cover, Frank Voltz, and I have transcribed these intricate arrangements for other harpists to play.
You'll find more of Louise's pedal harp hymn arrangements from this CD in the Related Products section below.
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.