For lever or pedal harp.
Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher has arranged 3 familiar tunes for intermediate harp duet: Yankee Doodle, Dixie, and Johnny Comes Marching Home
The duets can be played on either lever or pedal harp. Both parts are printed on the same page, similar to a score. These are very fun to play, with lots of interplay between the two harps. There are also various harp effects used such as harmonics, tapping on the soundboard, xylophone sounds, glisses, muffles, etc.. Pedal and lever changes are written in the music, and there are no fingerings. This 21 page PDF includes 15 pages of music.
Here are some of the things Darhon includes in the Performance Notes.
What can I say? I am fond of modulations, even on lever harps. The purpose of having levers is so that keys and/or individual notes can be changed. In addition to some lever presets, there are lever changes within each piece. However, there is plenty of time to execute each change, usually at least one measure per lever.
These arrangements can be played on any harp with a four and one-half octave range of low C to high F, with an open tuning of F, Bb or Eb, and a full set of levers.
Yankee Doodle, attributed to Dr. Richard Shackburg, starts in the key of G, modulates to C and then to F.
Dixie by Daniel. D. Emmett begins in the key of D, and modulates to G and C.
Johnny Comes Marching Home by Patrick S. Gilmore starts in the key of C, with B-flat, C-sharp and G-sharp lever or pedal changes.
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.