August 10, 2009 at 8:00 am #109140
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.August 11, 2009 at 2:57 am #109141Saul Davis ZlatkovskiParticipant
Does it go like this:
da daAugust 11, 2009 at 7:38 am #109142
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!August 11, 2009 at 2:40 pm #109143diane-michaelsSpectator
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.August 11, 2009 at 2:44 pm #109144diane-michaelsSpectator
Oh –August 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm #109145
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 email@example.com. I could give you my number and I’d be happy to play both versions over the phone for you.
Julie in AtlantaAugust 11, 2009 at 4:17 pm #109146
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.August 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm #109147
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 AtlantaAugust 11, 2009 at 5:36 pm #109148
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.August 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm #109149
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.
JulieSeptember 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm #109150mary-keller–2Spectator
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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