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Folk and Pedal Harp


This book for the Celtic harp encompasses diverse songs and tunes from the British Isles, commonly described as 'Celtic Music'. This type of music is often associated with the English publisher John Playford. In the 17th century, he published The English Dancing Master, which contains traditional music as well as tunes of his day (up to the Renaissance).Author Monika Mandelartz, a specialist in historical performance practice, follows Playford's tradition by arranging parts of the collection for Celtic harp. Thereby, Mandelartz points out that her arrangements constitute a 'snapshot in time'. Her work emphasizes the idea that lively music always allows for change and variation - it must in order to survive. The book includes tunes such as The Duke of Lorraine's March, Nonesuch, Black and Grey, Virgin Queen, I Will Give My Love an Apple, The Scots Rant, Duke of Grafton's March, Kettle Drum, Nobody's Jig, Spanish Jig, Sidh Beag Agus Sidh Mor, She Rose and Let Me In, Oranges and Lemons, and The Scotish Gigg.

This book is the second volume of arrangements for the Celtic harp by MonikaMandelartz. The material encompasses diverse songs and tunes from the British Isles, commonly described as 'Celtic Music'. This type of music is often associated with the English publisher John Playford. In the 17th century, he published The English Dancing Master, which contains traditional music as well as tunes of his day (up to the Renaissance).

Author Monika Mandelartz, a specialist in historical performance practice, followsPlayford's tradition by arranging parts of the collection for Celtic harp. Thereby,Mandelartz points out that her arrangements constitute a 'snapshot in time'. Her work emphasizes the idea that lively music always allows for change and variation - it must in order to survive. The book includes tunes such as De`il Take the Wars, Scot Cap (Edinburgh Castle), Upon a Summer's Day, Parson's Farewell, Welcome Home Old Rowland, Dissembling Love (The Lost Heart), An Italian Rant, Porter's Lament, Greenesleeves and Pudding Pies (Greenesleeves and Yellow Lace), Jenny Pluck Pears, Remember Me My Deir, Enfield Common, The Sword Dance, and Drive the Cold Winter Away.

This book illustrates a variety of accompaniment patterns and arrangement techniques for the folk harpist. The procedure taught in this book will enable the intermediate to advanced harper to play any melody beautifully on the pedal free harp.

Dreamtime is a collection of eighteen lullabies from around the world. Sarajane Williams' hauntingly beautiful arrangements will soothe and lull the body and soul. An intermediate/advanced lever or pedal harpist will enjoy these lush harmonizations and interpretations of traditional songs, all of which require very few lever changes. Some of the lullabies could also provide a pleasant addition to one's Christmas repertoire. The collection includes: Rock-a -Bye-Baby, Sleep Baby Sleep, Night Song, Shepherd's Cradle Song, Hao-Wari, Slumber Song of Izumo, Suo-Gan, Go To Sleep My Child, Brazilian Lullaby, Irish Lullaby, The Gates of Dreamland, Christ Child's Lullaby, Russian Cradle Song, Four Lullabies Medley (Brahms' Lullaby, All the Pretty Little Horses, All through the Night, Schubert's Lullaby), and her original composition, Song of the Mourning Dove.

The Folk Harp Wall Chart provides an overview of important hand positions and techniques unique to the harp. Included is a table that explains tuning relating to sharpening levers, examples of common bass patterns, fingering rules and brackets. This wall chart presents a visual aid for reading glissandos and covers special effects exclusive to the harp. Ornaments essential for the Celtic musician are also included. This 24' x 35' poster is a great visual reference to have in the studio, home, or classroom!

The musical journey through this book of folk harp arrangements expose the player to music from the 12th to 20th centuries. Information about the tunes and composers, plus lyrics, stories and poems, give insight to the music and are valuable performance tools. You will enjoy music not usually found in harp repertoire that lies well on the harp with few lever changes.

• Contains 43 arrangements on 84 pages
• Traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Canada, England
• Contemporary composers include Roger Tallroth, Leif Goras,(Sweden), Tom Anderson, (Shetland), Alisdair Fraser, (Scotland), and Dr. John Turner, (US).
• Spanning the 12th through 20th C.
• Historical notes concerning the tunes and composers
• Legends, stories, lyrics and poems

This Celtic harp collection is filled with 47 all-time favorite songs of faith and inspiration. These time-honored songs are a valuable resource for many varieties of religious functions. Advanced beginning to intermediate harp players will enjoy the broad range of tunes including Celtic, gospel, hymns, spirituals, and popular inspiring pieces.

The 20 intermediate - advanced arrangements in this book invite the player on a musical-historical journey from the French trouveres to Tielman Susato. These arrangements use a variety of techniques including harmonics, prés de la table, left hand étouffé, some quick lever changes and the full range of a 36 string harp. For historic purposes, original texts with translations accompany each of the songs as well as historic notes on genres, and short biographies on each of the composers represented.

• Contains 20 intermediate-advanced arrangements
• Representative of 13 composers from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Portugal
• Spanning the 12th C to the 16th C.
• Extensive historical notes with original texts with translations
• Wide variety of folk harp techniques used to make each arrangement unique
• Intermediate to advanced folk harp arrangements using a wide variety of techniques
• Extensive historic notes and original texts with direct translations
• Representative of 13 European composers spanning 4 centuries

This book for the Celtic harp encompasses diverse songs and tunes from the British Isles, commonly described as 'Celtic Music'. This type of music is often associated with the English publisher John Playford. In the 17th century, he published The English Dancing Master, which contains traditional music as well as tunes of his day (up to the Renaissance).Author Monika Mandelartz, a specialist in historical performance practice, follows Playford's tradition by arranging parts of the collection for Celtic harp. Thereby, Mandelartz points out that her arrangements constitute a 'snapshot in time'. Her work emphasizes the idea that lively music always allows for change and variation - it must in order to survive. The book includes tunes such as The Duke of Lorraine's March, Nonesuch, Black and Grey, Virgin Queen, I Will Give My Love an Apple, The Scots Rant, Duke of Grafton's March, Kettle Drum, Nobody's Jig, Spanish Jig, Sidh Beag Agus Sidh Mor, She Rose and Let Me In, Oranges and Lemons, and The Scotish Gigg.

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