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  • #109140
    unknown-user
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    I’m looking for an arrangement of Laschia ch’io panga from Haendel’s Rinaldo for pedal harp. I know there’s a version by Barnwell for lever harp.

    #109141

    Does it go like this:

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    #109142
    unknown-user
    Participant

    That seems about right (I’m not really familiar with the Dada system of musical annotation). Here’s a clip of Cecilia Bartoli doing the voice version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peJxkzPSQFg

    And I misspelled it in my original message: it should be Lascia ch’io pianga. Sorry!

    #109143
    diane-michaels
    Spectator

    I’m looking at the piano/vocal (not an arrangement) and could play it as a solo from this part without making any changes – very harpable as written.

    #109144
    diane-michaels
    Spectator

    Oh –

    #109145
    Julie Koenig
    Participant

    Hi Dale,

    The Burton arrangement I have is entitled “Larghetto” and yes, it is the Laschia ch’io pianga aria from “Rinaldo.” It’s in the key of C (or Cb on the pedal harp) and is two pages. Rhett’s arrangement is also two pages and is in the key of D (or Db on pedal). Both are playable on either lever or pedal harp.

    The form of the Burton arrangement is ABACA (almost like the song by Genesis!).

    Rhett’s is ABAA(an octave higher)CABAA(8va).

    This probably doesn’t make much sense; sorry. Each arrangement has all three themes/sections; you can repeat any section or take things up an octave however you prefer.

    If you’d like, email me at harp@mindspring.com. I could give you my number and I’d be happy to play both versions over the phone for you.

    Julie in Atlanta

    #109146
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Thanks, all. It sounds as though the Burton arrangement will do nicely and it’s good to know it’s feasible on lever harp as well.

    #109147
    Julie Koenig
    Participant

    I should have said this on my previous post:

    I have an equal amount of Burton and Barnwell arrangements. They each have selected great repertoire and everything is sight-readable.

    Both versions of the Handel are nice but I’d recommend Rhett’s. It has a few suspensions (he always does nice harmonizations) and it’s just a bit fuller-sounding. I’ve used both for background but Rhett’s would also work very nicely as a solo.

    Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either. I just wanted to give my opinion.

    Julie in Atlanta

    #109148
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Julie, when you say ‘Rhett’, do you mean Barnwell? The information I have only says R. Barnwell, so I want to be sure we’re talking about the same arrangement.

    #109149
    Julie Koenig
    Participant

    Sorry about that! Yes, Rhett Barnwell and Seraphim Music. It’s in a beautiful collection called “A Serenade for the Soul.” When my sister was married we had a soprano sing his original “Ave Maria” with organ.

    Julie

    #109150
    mary-keller–2
    Spectator

    I ADORE Daniel Burton, but his arrangement of Rinaldo is rather impure, with unnecessary arpeggios and fancy flourishes. The Barnwell arrangement is A+ perfection

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