Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age, The Planets, Holst, First Hp. Part

  • Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #151276

    Can anyone tell me how the right hand harmonics are played at measure numbers 147-154 in the Holst, Saturn, first harp part?

    How do you play a double harmonic in the right hand?

    Participant
    J P on #151277

    That whole passage is nothing but harmonics. Take the top notes with your right hand and the bottom notes with your left hand.

    Participant
    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #151278

    I re-distribute that section so that there isn’t so much jumping and it becomes easier to watch the conductor. The first harpist takes the top line of the first and second part, and the second harpist takes the bottom lines of each part. I’ll send you my PDF file, Sharon, so you can see what I mean. This is a concept that comes in handy in various pieces.

    Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #151279

    Thanks for your mail JP!!

    Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #151280

    Elizabeth, thank you very much!!!

    Participant
    rosalind-beck on #151281

    We used Elizabeth’s solution when we played The Planets in the Orlando Philharmonic a couple seasons ago, and it worked like a charm.

    Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #151282

    Thanks to all of you for your support.

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