A local middle school has just acquired 2 pedal harps and they are looking for works outside of the Vaughan Williams Greensleeves and Dives and Lazarus for string Orchestra with harp parts. They really don’t use a full orchestra. They also have wind ensembles and bands. Any suggestions, especially those for works that are at the Greensleeves level for the harp would be greatly appreciated.
Last year, the only actual harp part my 6th grade student got to play was Dives and Lazarus as her introduction to Orchestra. As some of the groups are quite advanced and have some high school students playing with them, I really would like to find works that have fairly challenging string orchestra or band parts, but fairly straight forward harp parts at this time so she can gain confidence and experience. I’m also looking for small ensemble works also.
I would really appreciate any thoughts.