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suggestions for easy harp and cello duets?

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    melissa-gallant
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    I have an early intermediate lever harp student who will spend the summer with a cousin who is a cello student. Does anyone have suggestions for non-Christmas duet music they could play together? Thanks!

    #85127

    Go to your nearest music store and look in the section for collections of cello music, elementary or intermediate level. Many of these might have piano parts that

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    Bonnie Shaljean
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    Take a look at Ralph Vaughan Williams’ lovely “Six Studies in English Folk Song” composed in 1926 for cello and piano – I feel pretty sure that at least some of them could be adapted for lever harp, even if it means in a few passages only playing the bass-clef line, divided between both hands, or simplifying somewhat. Worth checking out, anyway: there’s plenty of info out there if you google it.

    You can listen to some free snippet-samples on this site, though it means enabling their media player, which I didn’t, so I haven’t actually heard these particular examples. You’ll probably find loads on YouTube too. It’s beautiful music.

    http://www.classicalarchives.com/work/56577.html#tvf=tracks&tv=music

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    zoraida-avila
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    I suggest the Vincenzo Bellini Nocturne for cello and harp.
    Zoraida

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    barbara-brundage
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    Yes, they’re pretty much all quite doable. Only a couple have tricky lever passages, but it’s been so long since I did them that I don’t remember which ones.

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