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Harp Feature with Concert Band or Large Wind Ensemble

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  • #61309
    Greg Passmore
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    Hello!
    I am asking anyone if they know any composition featuring the harp (I assume pedal-orchestra style) with concert band or large wind ensemble accompaniment….nothing with strings.

    I know a school music teacher that would love to feature a harpist as a soloist with their band, if such a composition is available in sheet music form.

    Please contact Greg at vanbandmusic@long-mcquade.com
    Many Thanks!
    Greg

    #61310
    m-l-mcneel
    Participant

    Greg,

    “Nocturne for Harp” by Clare Grundman.

    #61311

    La Rougette (available for band) by David Bennett, $12.00, is listed

    #61312
    phyllis-adams
    Participant

    I would contact the US Air Force Band at Bolling AFB in Washington, DC.

    #61313

    William McKinley wrote such a piece and there is a Concerto by Rudajev. There are possibly many pieces if you look in a library and publishers catalogs.

    #61314
    Fairy Reel
    Participant

    Hey,

    I’m going to sound crazy, but last year I played a Sousa march with a Wind Ensemble, “Easter Morning on the White House Lawn”. The part is for harp or piano, and while the harp isn’t very prominently featured, it’s a nice piece. Standard Wind Ensemble affair.

    Hope this helps!

    #61315

    It’s not a band, but Salzedo’s Concerto for Harp and Seven Winds is a humdinger of a piece.

    #61316
    MusikFind1
    Participant

    Harp Feature with Concert Band.

    A chart with details can be accessed at
    http://www.orchestralibrary.com/Nieweg%20Charts/HarpandBand.pdf

    List of 21 works for Harp with winds. 10 works are for Harp Solo with Concert Band or Wind Ensemble.

    This Nieweg Chart was created in 2011. There are other titles published but I will not have time to do the research for those until summer 2013.
    cfn

    #61317
    kay-lister
    Member

    Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song is really nice. You can pull it up and give it a listen on Youtube. You might have to jump around a bit to find the groups that actually have the harp playing with them. I think some use a keyboard for harp parts. I just did this last month myself.

    Kay

    #61318
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    Michael Daugherty’s “Niagara Falls” has a prominent harp part and might even be a harp feature piece, though not quite a solo piece. The harp part isn’t technically difficult, though the piece is rhythmically challenging for all involved, and counting the rests and getting the entrances right is hard. It would be quite difficult for many high school bands due to the rhythms (it’s classified Grade 6).

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