I used to own a harp part for the reduced version (organ, harp and percussion) of Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. One of my students has been asked to play it, but the choir only has the score and not a proper harp part. Does anyone have a real harp part? I would be willing to buy it from you.
EMS87519 BERNSTEIN, Leonard (1918-1990) – Chichester Psalms (complete). BOOSEY & HAWKES – set (org, hp, perc version) – M-051-10264-8 $58.00
EMS261324 BERNSTEIN, Leonard (1918-1990) – Chichester Psalms (complete). BOOSEY & HAWKES – large score – reduced instrumentation – M-051-24622-9 $20.99
BERNSTEIN, Leonard (1918-1990) – Chichester Psalms (complete). BOOSEY & HAWKES – large score – [Original Full Orchestra edition]
Orchestra parts including the 1st and 2nd harp parts are on rental from Boosey & Hawkes NY.
chorus or male chorus, solo boy or countertenor
0 0 0 0 — 0 3 3 0 — tmp+7 — 2hp — str
perc: bd, cym, sd, tri, tambn, glock, xyl, chimes, woodblks, templeblks, whip, 3bongos, rasp
Publisher sells a reduction of the instrumental forces for harp, organ, and percussion.
I. Psalm 108:2; Psalm 100 4′
II. Psalm 23; Psalm 2:1-4 6′
III. Psalm 131; Psalm 133:1 9′
As the work is under copyright buy the edition from a music dealer.
EMS87519 BERNSTEIN, Leonard (1918-1990) –
Chichester Psalms (complete).
BOOSEY & HAWKES – set (org, hp, perc version) – M-051-10264-8 $58.00
Very interesting now I understand that it’s a bona fida reduction by Boosey & Hawkes or Bernstein. I’d assumed it was a David Hill reduction. However it’s reported to be dificult so perhaps needs revising or splitting into 2 parts or well, made playable… I’ve only ever played the fully scored work, with 2 harps.
MusikFind1 – I’m sure most of the harpists looking for the part would love to buy it from the publisher but it isn’t available without buying the other parts – which would be pointless for a harpist to own. It’s a shame the publisher hadn’t twigged that most professional harpists play this piece over and over again and have their own copy marked up with their own fingering and pedalling. Most of us have our own way of doing it!!
Alison, the solo part (from the Hp, Org and Perc. version) is essentially a condensed version of the two harps from the orchestral version, it’s not hard. There are a couple of tricky moments in the first mvt. that need a bit of practice but it’s a joy to play. Stunningly beautiful.
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms <1965>
FSB00467 / solo(Boy), mx chor(or men’s chor), orch: 0, 0, 0, 0 – 0, 3, 3, 0, tmp+7perc: bd, cym, sd, tri, tambn, glock, xyl, chimes, woodblks, templeblks, whip, 3bongos, rasp — 2hp — str Dur. 18
The Bernstein Estate, Jalni Publications, Amberson Enterprises, Boosey & Hawkes/Ingram Music/Concord Music as the publisher sells these publications. ©1965 ©1991 corrected edition.
For sale from your music dealer who buys the music from the agent Hal Leonard.
Reduced Orchestration Score and Parts
Included is a percussion part, a harp part, and a reduced score from which the organist plays.
Hal Leonard #HL 48001502 Publisher Code: M051102648 $58.00 (US)
Reduced Orchestration SCORE for Organ, Harp and Percussion.
A reduced score from which the organist plays.
Hal Leonard #HL 4800253 Publisher Code: M051246229 $22.99 (US)
Large Score Full Orchestration. [Parts on rental]
Hal Leonard #HL 48001269 Publisher Code: M051094677 $44.95 (US)
Study Score Full Orchestration [Parts on rental]
Hal Leonard #HL 48011225 Publisher Code: M060085536 $26.99 (US)
Hal Leonard #HL 48002894 Publisher Code: M051321407 $8.95 (US)
The work will become Public Domain in 2060. Then copies will be legal.
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