Pedal or Lever Harp

Jewish Traditional Tunes for harp and flute or violin PDF Download by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher

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For lever or pedal harp with flute or violin.

Here's how Darhon describes her collection of 20 traditional Jewish tunes.
Because these tunes are "traditional," there are many versions of the melody in use; therefore, you may be familiar with a slightly different melody. The arrangements in this book definitely have a "classical feel," which reflect my formal musical training. Some of the tunes may have unexpected harmonies or shifts to the relative minor or major to make them more interesting. Therefore, feel free to alter my arrangements as desired if my harmonic approach is not to your liking. These tunes have been placed in progressive key order within each section to facilitate lever and pedal changes. However, individual tunes may be selected as desired. All tunes were typeset to fit exactly on two facing pages to eliminate any page turns within a piece.

There are no lever changes required within each tune, only some lever presets in preparation for each song. Guitar chords are included so that a chordal accompaniment may be used if the harpist prefers not to play the transcribed accompaniment. Dynamics, fingering, and metronome markings are provided throughout as an aid to performance. However, the harper or harpist should use whatever dynamics, fingerings, and tempos suit them, no matter what this book indicates! Due to space constraints, first and second endings were only indicated above the flute/violin part in the full score and dynamics only within the harp part; but these markings apply to both instruments. (However, all markings are indicated on the separate instrumental leaflet.) Note: The harp part of this entire book can be played on a harp of only 26 strings (3.5 octaves), from low C to high G, with a full set of levers.

Darhon has arranged these 20 traditional Jewish tunes for intermediate harp players. They can be played on a lever harp tuned to B-flat or E-flat (26-strings or more), or on a pedal harp, along with a flute or violin. They are not harp solos. As Darhon mentioned above, the music also includes chord symbols and harp fingerings. Five pieces are in keys with 2 flats, two are in 1 flat, six are in the key of C, and seven are in keys with one or two sharps.
This product includes two PDFs: a 45-page PDF of the score, and a 22-page PDF of the flute/violin parts. The examples below are from the score.

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.

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