For lever harp tuned to flats or pedal harp.
This is the second volume in Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher's series of Christmas carols arranged for harp and flute or violin, with guitar chords added. These intermediate harp parts are for lever harps tuned to E-flat, B-flat or F, or any pedal harp.
The Christmas carols used in this PDF have been arranged for melody instrument with harp accompaniment (lever or pedal). There is quite a bit of interplay between the two instruments as well as some solo sections for each of them, making this more than just a melody plus accompaniment book. Guitar chords are included so that if the transcribed accompaniment sections do not suit the harp player, a chordal accompaniment may be used instead. The arrangements are presented in an order that facilitates lever changes between pieces so that the entire collection can be played as a "suite" of carols. However, individual selections may be extracted as desired.
Dynamic markings, fingerings, breath marks, lever and pedal changes are provided throughout. However, the musicians should use whatever expressive markings and lever/pedal adjustments suit them.
If the 8va suggestions are ignored, and glissandos are shortened, this entire book of arrangements can be played on a harp of only 26 strings, from low C (C6) to high G (G2). If all arrangements are played exactly as written, then the range needed is 30 strings, from C6 to D2.
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.