Intermediate competition piece suggestions

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    marguerite-lynn-williams on #82787

    I’m looking for a flashy intermediate level, lever harp solo for a student. Any suggestions?

    She’s currently working on the Andres Epices.

    Thanks!

    ML

    Participant
    anita-burroughs-price on #82788

    How about “Nataliana” by Deborah Henson-Conant?

    Participant
    Abby Kent on #82789

    Very good idea!

    Participant
    diana-day on #82790

    How about “The Minstrel’s Adieu To His Native Land” by John Thomas? It’s available in an arrangement for lever harp from Adlais Music Publishers in Wales.

    Member
    patricia-jaeger on #82791

    Premiere Valse by M.A. Durand,

    Participant
    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #82792

    Several of Salzedo’s Suite of Eight Dances can be played on a lever harp: the Menuet, Polka, Siciliana, Tango; and several solos are in the Art of Modulating, including Petite Valse, but his best solo would be the Diatonic Variations on the Carnival in Venice theme, for lever harp.

    Participant
    erica-powell on #82793

    too funny, when I read the first line, I immediately thought of Vanille! However, have you tried Pedals on Vacation? xx

    Participant
    zoraida-avila on #82794

    -Handel’s Passacaille, Caroline Rempp arrangement.
    -Ank Van Campen: Variations on welsh carol

    If your student has big hands, so you can try Victor Santal’s Reencuentro con mi angel. Look at this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHqi7gGttSI

    Good luck!
    Zoraida

    Inactive
    Anonymous on #82795

    Lots of Laura Zaerr’s arrangements are challenging, like River Right Rhumba. Her music is original and would certainly be unique.

    Participant
    sherry-lenox on #82796

    I love Laura Zaerr’s music too. I wish someone would record all of it. There are wonderful little snippets of some of her things on the Thormahlen website.

    Participant
    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #82797

    I have Intermediate lever harp pieces available at http://www.theavondalepress.com. The big “hit” is The Downstairs Spider in the Solos for Lever or Pedal harp book, and Seasons in Vancouver has just been published.

    Member
    cc-chiu on #82798

    It’s a little bit off topic… but I’m really curious how your piece ‘Seasons in Vancouver’ sounds. Are you aware of any recordings/ youtube movies? I’ve looked but I couldn’t find them…

    Participant
    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #82799

    Winter in Vancouver is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObHLhD2Ia_8
    Fall in Vancouver

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