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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):

Finding engaging repertoire for beginners can be difficult.  That's why I arrange many of my favorite tunes especially for my own adult students.   The first verse of this lovely piece is accessible to anyone who has mastered overlapping brackets.  In the second verse, students get to work on 4-2-1 patterns, rolled chords, and placing and sliding into chords.

A minor (Key of C). One page; no lever changes; fingering and brackets included.  The first verse fits on a small harp; the second verse can be played one octave higher on a small harp (a nice effect for any harp).

Listen to Come Live With Me and Be My Love (software-generated mp3)

In the old days in Celtic lands, the people believed that when a once-healthy infant wasted away, the fairies had stolen the healthy baby and left a changeling in its place. The tune has a lovely lilt, and is arranged so beginners can easily enjoy it.  It features a gorgeous descending bass line, and the second verse is played up an octave and features a few easy grace notes and broken chords.

Key of G, no lever changes, beginner level.  Includes fingerings and brackets.

Listen to Highland Fairy Lullaby (software-generated mp3):

This is one of those pieces that students want to play as soon as they hear it.  It makes a fine recital or performance piece.

Under the Waterfall teaches pattern recognition, climbing inversions and playing 3-finger arpeggios.  I suggest practicing with block chords to achieve evenness and fluidity. I've included dynamics, though instead I recommend that you experiment with several different options.

It can be played on any harp with at least a full octave below middle C.
Key of C. Beginner; no lever changes; includes fingerings and brackets; 2 pages.

Listen to Under the Waterfall (software-generated)

The rhythms put this piece at the early intermediate level, but it is not hard to learn.  Each section adds to the charm and playfulness. The patterns are very fun to play and make a nice warm-up for the hands.

It can be played on any harp with at least a full octave below middle C.
Key of G. Early intermediate; no lever changes; no fingerings or brackets; 1 page.

Listen to New Claret (software-generated)

Sometimes a beautiful tune in an appropriately simple setting is the most satisfying, and certainly the most useful for many healing settings.  This peaceful and moving tune in the Dorian mode is also a great "next piece" for beginning harpists who are ready for something a bit different than the standard Celtic repertoire.

Late Beginner level; D Dorian (Key of C); no lever changes,  fits therapy-harp range.  One page.

Listen to Cantiga of Alfronso Sabio (software-generated)

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)