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  • #141872

    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!

    #141876
    Kimberly Rowe
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    Hi Brittany:

    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….).

    #141881
    paul-knoke
    Participant

    I like the Hinner duos; not difficult, charmingly written, and provide a nice change of style during a program!

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    carl-swanson
    Participant

    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.

    #141897

    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.

    #141899
    carl-swanson
    Participant

    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.

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    Alison
    Participant

    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
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    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)

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    Andrea
    Spectator

    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”.

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    zoraida-avila
    Participant

    The Allegro vivace, per due arpe, opus 75 no. 2 by Marius Flothius is also graceful music.

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