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Michel Legrand on Harp

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  • #109672
    laura-stokes
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    I was wondering if there are any arrangements of the music of Michel Legrand for harp.

    #109673
    joan-steinberg
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    Hello, I don’t know of many harp arrangements of Michel Legrand’s

    #109674
    barbara-brundage
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    I have absolutely no idea of what these are like, but a simple search on “cherbourg” over at harp.com produced this:

    http://us.harp.com/info/products/pact_show/id_19415133/

    #109675
    Christian Frederick
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    I’m a Michel Legrand junkie. He’s my favorite composer ever! Right now I’m in the process of learning (memorizing) all the songs from the movie Yentl.

    His music interprets very well on piano. But…… unless you are very advanced on the harp, his music, in general, is VERY difficult on harp because of multiple key changes, very often several in one bar. He does not go around the circle of fifths (which is easy on the harp), but rather goes from flat keys to sharp keys from beat to beat. His music can sound very clunky on the harp, even for very advanced harpists.

    #109676
    laura-stokes
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    Thanks for the info. I think I might get the Yashneva book.

    #109677
    barbara-brundage
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    Let us know how you like it, if you do.

    #109678
    David Ice
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    Alla Yashneva is a good friend of mine and a great harpist.

    #109679
    laura-stokes
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    I got the book, the arrangement is very nice, it is only two pages but is very true to the score and it is easy to elaborate.

    #109680
    carl-swanson
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    Michel Legrand made an arrangement of many of his themes for harp and orchestra. it’s been recorded by Catherine Michel(I’ve got it here someplace. I’ll try to find it). I don’t know if these arrangements have been published or not. If so, maybe they could be adapted for solo harp.

    #109681
    unknown-user
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    The Salvi Pop Harp Series have two arrangements of Michel Legrand’s music.

    #109682
    don-hilsberg
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    The arrangements for harp and orchestra that Carl speaks of were done for Catherine by

    #109683
    B Y
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    Yea, those are not published…but I think Mrs. Michel plans to do more recordings in the future…so maybe something will be published??

    #109684
    Kathleen Elarte
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    Catherine Michel the great French harpist is married to Michel Legrand.

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