June 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm #141872brittany-deyoung–2Member
Hi, I’m working on a preparing a concert with a bunch of 2-harp duets and I was hoping to find out what the favorites are. We’re most likely going to do John Thomas’ Cambria and the Escosa arrangement of the Mother Goose Suite. I have a few others pending, but what do you like to hear / play?
Thanks! I always love discovering new music – especially if it’s somewhat obscure!June 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm #141876Kimberly RoweKeymaster
I love playing Andres “Garden of Peacocks.” If you are up for a challenge, Caroline Lizotte’s “Raga” is really fun, but it takes quite a bit of work (along with percussion instruments….).June 18, 2014 at 10:46 pm #141881paul-knokeParticipant
I like the Hinner duos; not difficult, charmingly written, and provide a nice change of style during a program!June 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm #141888carl-swansonParticipant
I like that Dewey Owens/Caesar Franck arrangement of the Prelude, Fugue, and Variation. And Kim, 2 harp duets is redundant! You only have to say harp duets.June 20, 2014 at 9:06 am #141897brittany-deyoung–2Member
Thanks, These are great. I think my sister (the other harpist) wanted to do Raga as well. Such a cool piece!
Carl, you’re right 2 harp duets is redundant, but when I was searching online, “harp duets” pulled works with mixed instrumentation, so I just wanted to clarify the ensemble 🙂 Obviously I should have realized that here, I needed only to say harp duets.June 20, 2014 at 11:57 am #141899carl-swansonParticipant
Brittany-I think the internet is wrong here. I would think that duets with mixed instruments would say “harp and flute duets” or “Harp and violin duets” and that harp duets would automatically mean two harps.June 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm #141918AlisonParticipant
Concertino in an old Style – it might not appeal, but finally on youtube twice:
I’ve had the harp parts and the score without string parts for ages but would need another player locally – what do you think of it ? Busy but maybe not too difficult………
Maciej Malecki Concertino in Ancient Style for 2 Harps and string Orchestra
Web search on: concertino in an old style, harps, youtube (otherwise the videos load into this box)
or I have an arrangement of L’Apres Midi for 2 harps and flute arranged by Whit Dudley- 1992 Barrington Music Publications (BMP)July 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm #142512AndreaSpectator
Andres’ “Parvis: Cortege et Danse” is terrific fun. For a completely different style, Tournier’s “Quatre Preludes” makes a nice contrast. And for two harps, rags are a nice addition. Susan Jolles has a Joplin suite and there are a number of versions of “Maple Leaf Rag” and “The Entertainer”.August 15, 2014 at 5:34 am #143447zoraida-avilaParticipant
The Allegro vivace, per due arpe, opus 75 no. 2 by Marius Flothius is also graceful music.
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