favorite new publications
In the mood for something new and different? Check out these brand new publications we’ve just listed at Harp Column Music. Our artists continue to inspire us with their creativity!
Singing I Go
Having a bad day? We can fix that. Just take a listen to Claire Ryan’s uplifting and catchy rendition of the traditional hymn tune “Singing I Go” and we guarantee it will turn your frown upside down. (Go on…. we dare you!). Plus we also guarantee it will put a smile on your listener’s faces as well.
We’re just blown away by Erin Hansen’s solo Intrecciate. We couldn’t believe it when we learned it was her first attempt at composition, but it’s true! “This is my first original piece for harp,” says Erin. “The title, intrecciate, means “intertwined” in Italian. This is a love story of sorts, set in Venice.” This piece—which is written in a Romantic style with a Spanish flair—would make a great addition to a wedding ceremony or even a solo recital. Listen and you’ll be hooked!
Lever harpists, are you looking for some challenging and interesting new music? (The struggle is real!). Take a listen to Isabelle Frouvelle’s Sirènes (or “Mermaids”) for solo lever or pedal harp. As mermaids are sea creatures, Frouvelle’s fluid melody beautifully and mysteriously “resembles the ebb and flow of the sea” throughout. Frouvelle even includes a poem for musicality inspiration!
Ensemble and chamber
Looking for new harp ensemble rep? Laura Zaerr’s original composition “Modal Salsafication” celebrates Latin rhythms with a classical flavor. It’s for four pedal harps and features catchy motives, clavé rhythmic patterns, a lyrical secondary theme, a full-blown salsa montuno, playful rumba syncopation, and a triumphant conclusion. (Plus, parts are available separately!)
Concertino, Op. 107
Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino is to flutists what Handel’s Concerto in B-flat is to harpists. Which means that probably any flutist you work with already knows this concerto. London harpist Skaila Kanga had the brilliant idea to arrange the showpiece for flute, viola, and harp, which means we can now join in on the fun. Unfortunately we don’t have an audio clip of this arrangement, but take a listen to Sir James Galway’s performance with piano to get a taste of what to expect.