For lever harp tuned to flats or pedal harp.
This is the third 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 a few right-hand note octaves are adjusted, this entire book of arrangements can be played on a harp of only 26 strings (3.5 octaves), from low C to high G.
For ease of performance, a separate instrumental part has been provided with this book. However, if both performers prefer to read from the full score simultaneously, permission is granted to make one photocopy of the entire score for use by the instrumentalist.
All tunes were typeset to eliminate any page turns within a piece. Where 1st and 2nd endings are indicated on the harp score, they are only listed above the melody instrument line due to space confines; however, the endings apply to all instruments. All of the tunes used in this collection are at least 100 years old and in the public domain.
ThePersonent Hodie, Ukrainian Bell Carol and Christ Child's Lullaby arrangements were adapted from the solo harp collections of Christmas Classics Volume One and Volume 2. If you own these collections, you will recognize these arrangements, albeit in a slightly different guise.
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.