dear harpist, first of all sorry for english mistakes!!! 🙂 This year I have to play with a soprano and I’m looking for parts from operas but I don’t found important or interesting music. I’m looking for medium or advanced level music because they are for an exam and I prefer if they are rich in music and notes and they are expressive and beautiful also for the harpist! many thanks 😉
Greta, “Hymne A Sainte Cecile, Meditation Religieuse”, by Charles Gounod is out of print but I have an old, yellowed edition for Violin published with accompaniment by harp (or piano.) I played it in church as the Prelude, 2 weeks ago. On the elaborately decorated cover (Leduc, Paris, publisher) is listed all the editions that were available and apparently there were 15, from quartet to Orchestre Seul. The voice edition is listed thus:” CHANT, paroles francaises et paroles latines (Ave verum), Mez,, Sop. ou Tenor, Violon ou Violoncelle, Orgue, Harpe ou Piano (et. C.- Basse ad lib.” It is a beautiful melody, in A major in my sheet music edition, but in my copy of “A Method For The Harp” by Kajetan A. Attl, (pub. 1924 by Carl Fischer, New York) on pp.234 and following, it is published for violin and harp in E flat major.The only You Tube performance I found is by solo pianist Leslie Howard of Australia playing a Liszt arrangement of the piece,but so much embellished that the melody is hard to find.