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This is a good addition to any more advanced harpist's repertoire. The unique Russian style comes through beautifully on the harp!

Two pages; advanced; many lever changes. Arranged for larger harp (lowest note second D below middle C, highest note second E  above middle C).

Listen to a software generated mp3:

Fun fact: Borodin promoted women's education, and founded a school of medicine in St. Petersburg for women.

The perfect addition to your classical repertoire, ideal for weddings, recitals, and gigs. Great for working on more advanced rhythms and long lines.

Two pages; easy; no lever changes, suggested fingerings included. Arranged for therapy harp tuned in C or Eb (lowest note C below middle C, highest note C two octaves above middle C).

Listen to Claire de Lune (software-generated mp3):

The lovely Adagio from Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata is as much fun to practice as it is to listen to. Since it is a melody that nearly everyone recognizes and enjoys, it is perfect for gigs, recitals, and any performance that needs a moment of quiet reflection. Don't worry if the lever changes look intimidating--the chromatic lines are done with right hand only, leaving your left hand free to change the levers.

Two pages; intermediate; many lever changes; key of B flat major. Arranged for any size harp (lowest note C below middle C, highest note third D above middle C).

Listen to Adagio from the Pathetique Sonata (software-generated mp3):

Handel's Air for harpsichord is short and sweet. In this arrangement for harp, the right hand and left hand alternate in importance. For more advanced players this piece provides a good basis for ornamentation or improvisation. Great for practicing hand independence and scales, but more fun than an etude!

Two pages; intermediate; several lever changes (B flat to B natural, F to F#, Eb to E); key of B flat major. Suggested fingerings included. Arranged for full size harp (lowest note second F below middle C), but easy to adapt for therapy harp as there are only a few notes outside the range.

Listen to Air (software-generated mp3):

I wanted to create a version of this gorgeous piece that had as much of the fiery character and harmony of the original, but was still in the reach of a solid intermediate player.  Because the original scoring has a beautiful interplay between the English horn and the guitar, I chose to use the PDLT technique (Pres de la table, playing very close to the soundboard) to give the effect of changing voices.

Late intermediate, for full-sized lever harp,  in B minor (Key of D); three pages, a few lever changes (G# and Bb needed), PDLT sections.

Listen to Concerto de Aranjuez (software-generated mp3--PDLT does not sound)

One of three arrangements of Clair de Lune that happily bridge the gap in currently available arrangements for lever harp, between the very easy excerpts of the piece, and the near-original versions out of reach of most lever harp players.

This version is as close as possible to the original, while being arranged to be more accessible than a straight transcription.

Advanced version, for full-sized lever harp tuned in Eb.: four pages, lots of lever changes, harmonics. Includes the whole piece, minus one transition.

Listen to Clair de Lune advanced arrangement (software-generated mp3--harmonics do not sound)

One of three arrangements of Clair de Lune that happily bridge the gap in currently available arrangements for lever harp, between the very easy excerpts of the piece, and the near-original versions out of reach of most lever harp players.

Intermediate version, for therapy harp or full-sized harp tuned in Eb,: four pages, a fair number of lever changes.  Includes the whole piece minus one transition. Requires range to C below middle C.

Listen to Clair de Lune intermediate arrangement (software-generated mp3)

One of three arrangements of Clair de Lune that happily bridge the gap in currently available arrangements for lever harp, between the very easy excerpts of the piece, and the near-original versions out of reach of most lever harp players.

Early intermediate version, arranged for therapy harp (tuned in C or Eb): three pages, two lever changes.  A little bit more of the piece than is usually found in easy arrangements. Requires range to C below middle C.

Listen to Clair de Lune early intermediate arrangement (software-generated mp3)