The Downstairs Spider


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Elizabeth Volpé Bligh’s The Downstairs Spider is for solo lever or pedal harp. This unique piece depicts the true story of a spider encounter within the composer’s harp studio. Volpé Bligh explains, “A spider emerges from its hiding place in a wall of the harp studio. It wanders around the room, distracting the harpist, who then tries to trap it in a tissue, drops it, shrieks, then gets it into the tissue, goes upstairs and puts it outside, where it scuttles off to safety, or to be eaten by a bird. We just don’t know.”

This piece is available as a PDF download for $5.00.

Pages to print: 3 pgs.

Duration: @ 2:30