Hello. I am a conductor and I am searching for repertoire for either Harp & String Orchestra or Harp & String Quartet. Other than the usual suspects, I’m not having much luck. Any good suggestions out there??
Some of the titles on this AHS list are with String Orchestra.
Do you want only Harp solo with strings?
Hi Erin. I’m ideally looking for music where harp is an equal part of the ensemble. (i.e. not a harp concerto). My harp player is a very talented student. Given the time, she can play most anything. The strings are at an advanced amateur level (hope that makes sense). They tend to do best with the technical demands of late classical/early romantic rep. Thanks for your help!!
Fantasía On Greensleeves, Ralph Vaughn Williams, arr. Greaves (need a flutist)
Processional, McDonald/Woods (available Vanderbilt Music, can be played with just strings, harp)
Concerto in D, Vivaldi, arr. Kathy Bundock Moore (Don’t let concerto scare you off. Parts equally divided. Listen to a YouTube clip and then decide.)
In the Company of Angels, William Hofeldt
Ashokan Farewell, Jay Unger, arr. Cerulli (score has other instruments but can be performed with harp/strings) Note: You can pair this with The Lover’s Waltz by Unger. Orchestra version and arr. for two violins/piano.
Five Variants and Dives on Lazarus, Ralph Vaughn Williams (much more advanced than other music above)
A NIEWEG Chart: Harp with Strings has now been posted on SOLC – Symphony Orchestra Library Center. http://www.orchestralibrary.com/ Under the Nieweg Charts. In response to a request on Harp Column, this 17 page chart has research about details for works that have been recommended by harpists and conductors.
A work that is highly Recommended both for the harpist and the strings:
Gould, Morton (b New York, 10 Dec 1913; d Orlando, FL, 21 Feb 1996). American
Spirituals for Strings <1961> 21′
hp — str Harp in mvts 1, 4, 5 only. Strings divisi.
[Not to be confused with two other similarly named works by this composer.]
Gospel Train—Old Time Religion (with Harp)
Were You There?—Steal Away
All God’s Children Got Wings
Little David Play on Your Harp (with Harp)
Calvary—He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word (with Harp)
Ezekiel Saw de Wheel
Score: (66 pp) http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/composer/work/565/28389
Pub: Schirmer rental http://www.musicsalesclassical.com/rental
Additions and corrections are always welcome for all the charts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Mr. Chauret,
From Vanderbilt Music Inc. in Bloomington Indiana, take a look at three different Collections arranged by Patricia Jaeger: Twenty Carols With a Friend; Folk Harp With a Friend; and Familiar Hymns With a Friend.This last includes a CD with Danielle Perrett from London, at the harp. That CD alone is $7.00, from Patricia Jaeger in Seattle who asks no postage if it is from the USA.Her These are all scored for A String Quartet plus Harp. First violin carries the melody; harp is always accompanying. Intermediate level.
Her contact information is with Vanderbilt Music.
Publication details update:
Hahn, R. (b. Caracas, Venezuela, 9 Aug, 1874; d. Paris, 28 Jan. 1947) Venezuelan, naturalized French composer
Prélude, Valse et Rigaudon,
for harp and string ensemble (violin I and II, viola, cello and bass), adapted for pedal harp and ed. Dominique Piana, full score (23 pp.) For sale. GU106
Parts for sale: Solo harp, (10 pp.) Difficulty: 9-10 GU107
Set of String Orchestra parts: G108
Alternate String Quartet version. GU109
Pub. Editions Harpiana Publications https://harpiana.com/
Phone: (925) 455-5333
Prélude, valse et rigaudon: pour harpe chromatique: avec accompagnement de piano
“Morceau de Councours pour le conservatoire royal de musique de Bruxelles Année, 1903”
1 harp score (19 pages); 35 cm
Pub: Paris: Au Menestrel: Heugel & Cie, [190-?] Agent
Leduc, Agent Music Sales Classical
Copy on Deposit: Brigham Young University Harold B.
Lee Library Provo, UT
The publication with strings is not found on the
Heugel/Leduc – Music Sales Classical.
Floraleda Sacchi (Harp) Orchestra 1813, José Gomez Rios
Teatro Sociale di Como 24 Feb. 2012
- This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by MusikFind1.
I’m glad you’re interested!
And I believe these are the string orchestra parts: https://harpiana.com/shop/instruments/harp-and-orchestra/hahn-r-prelude-valse-et-rigaudon-ed-d-piana-set-of-orchestra-parts/
Please let me know if they work out!
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