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  • #105237
    deb-l
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    I picked up a copy of Automates at Harp Connection today.

    #105238
    cc-chiu
    Member

    Andres is awesome indeed! I really like his ‘Automates’ as well, there are few books that contain so many pieces that I love!

    If you’re finished with Automates, you might like Danses d’ Automne as well. They are in a different style (I don’t know anything about music theory so I can’t really explain it)

    #105239
    dawn-penland
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    Ancolie by Andres would be great for you Deb.

    #105240
    deb-l
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    thanks for the suggestions ChingChuan.

    #105241
    Misty Harrison
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    andres is important for lever harp because he has written a lot that can be played on lever harp and some of it is more advanced

    try Asters first it’s nice and easier than some

    Rimbambelle is a real treat

    so are Epices and most people learn Vanille (vanilla) first

    you can search andres harp on youtube and a video of a guy playing Vanille will come up

    Epices look weird on the page if you’re used to looking at straightforward harmony but they are very fun to play and audiences love them

    most people like Epices because they are fun newer sounding and challenging

    #105242
    deb-l
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    I’m starting to like Epices more, they are jazzy, at first the dissonance threw me a little but they seem really challenging and fun to play.

    #105243
    deb-l
    Participant

    oh sorry Misty you mentioned Rimbabelle not Rigaudon.

    #105244
    Misty Harrison
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    Automates are pretty

    you should play whatever motivates you most that’s still in your range of relative comfot and it sounds like they are

    there’s a recording of them from http://www.harp.com and other places too probably

    it’s by xavier de maistre and probably called pieces faciles pour le harpe you have to check which one because there are several cd’s

    it’s deceptive that the cd title is easy pieces but it’s really a series of recordings of progressive pieces that don’t usually get recorded because everyone’s recording Faure Impromptu etc.

    so I recommend the cd if you don’t already have it but good luck and congrats on finding Andres stuff it’s great

    oh Isabelle Perrin also has a CD of more advanced Andres the whole cd is just Andres very pretty

    #105245
    deb-l
    Participant

    thanks Misty for mentioning the CD, that will help a lot.

    #105246
    Misty Harrison
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    Deb glad you found it

    I just looked at mine and realized I told you the right title and the wrong harpist

    Xavier de Maistre does have some cd’s of learning-teaching repertoire but the one that you need and found is actually Catherine Michel

    that’s good because the cover art on her cd’s is so clever and fun

    #105247
    deb-l
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    Its a really lovely CD just to listen to.

    #105248
    Misty Harrison
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    the naderman was originally for singleaction pedal harp

    it’s in a lot of keys that the lever harp uses

    I’ve never thought about if you can do them on lever harp but I think you could with some editing you might have to take out some doubled notes in the left hand in order to make the changes

    lol easy pieces yep easy because there’s stuff a lot harder but they’re still not easy unless you’ve played the harp for a long time

    damase is good too

    #105249
    deb-l
    Participant

    well so much for holding off, I ordered Andres’ Charades (etudes) and Epices 1.

    #105250
    Misty Harrison
    Participant

    good plan

    Pavane is lovely too

    #105251
    deb-l
    Participant

    I found some Grandjany for lever harp, Trois Petites Pieces (3 Little Pieces) late beginner to intermediate, on Sylvia Wood’s along with the CD Pieces pour Harpe Vol. 1 CD by Xavier de Maistre.

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