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 Harp Sheet Music 

multi level harp ensemble music

Each set of parts includes a full score and multi-level parts allowing players of all abilities to participate. Pricing allows ensembles to print as many parts as needed for their group.  Copyright laws apply and only original purchaser holds rights to the entire set, or any solos included in the set.

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Carolan's Welcome  2-5 or more lever or pedal harps     sample page   includes score and parts       $5.00

                            VIDEO: See Valley Christian Junior High students of Kristal Schwartz Barlaan performing this piece.  
midi generated sample(harps 1-4)              midi generated sample; flute, harps 2,3 and 4        
       includes 2 parts that stand alone as solos, of differing difficulty, chord changes included, as long as a melody part is included, parts may be omitted, doubled or included as desired. key of  a minor (all naturals) NOTE: This was revised in January 2012 to include alternate parts for small harps with a bottom note of C. Alternate parts for Harps II and V are included and Harp I is edited to fit small harps.   420 KB

Dagger Dance from Natoma  (Victor Herbert, 1911): 2 or more lever or pedal harps: includes score and parts sample page   $4.00

 midi generated sample
       beginner level,  5ths in harp II, hands playing in octaves with each other in harp I. This is always a crowd pleaser especially with age groups that remember this from the days when Victor Herbert's music was very popular. key of d minor (one flat) zip archive is 224 KB

Harpsichore (harp-sik-uh-ree)  2  lever or pedal harps   $5.00 includes score and parts       

                                                       listen to Argreers mp3      listen to La Canarie mp3    (thanks to Karin Lyle for recording these with me) sampleArgreers     sample Canarie     sample Nonsuch(harp II)      sample Nonsuch    sample Whish  
        This suite of four Renaissance dance tunes were the social dances for the royals of their day. These delightful and pleasant tunes are great recital pieces and leave the listener humming.  Tunes included are Argreers, Nonsuch and The Wish from John Playford's Dancing Master and La Canarie from Michael Praetorius' Terpsichore. Two lever shifts in harp I during Nonsuch that can be omitted.  keys of C major and G major PDF file is  732 KB

harp circle: Renaissance music

The Queen's Marsh (Welsh): 2-4 or more harps, 22 string harps (C-C) or larger $5.00 

listen mp3    (thanks to Karin Lyle for recording this with me)  sample page
       Parts may be used in any combination as along as a melody part and an accompaniment part are included and may be doubled at will. harps I and II can stand alone as solo parts, harp III adds some scale passages and arpeggios(all as root position triads), harp IV uses only root position triads, LH octaves can be simplified by omitting bottom note, harp III becomes accompaniment for a flute and harp version(included)  key of a minor (all natural)no accidentals  zip archive is 456 KB 

harp circle music: Celtic

Soaring Birds by Barbara Ann Fackler      up to 8 harp parts   $6.00 


Commissioned by Kristal Schwartz for Valley Christian Harp Ensemble, all beginners. Harps I and II may combine for one player, as may harps VI and VII. Harp VII is optional for more advanced players. Some of Kristal's students begin harp in September and perform on the Christmas school concert. This piece was designed so the new students could learn their parts by rote if necessary. The children named the piece after rehearsing it for a few weeks.  key of C

click the image for a larger preview image

  listen to a midi file (until we've got the video of the kid's performance)

Soaring Birds: music for beginning harp ensemble

Solitude by Barbara Ann Fackler      3 or more lever or pedal harps   $5.00  

includes score and parts     sample pagePDF  
     This is gentle, introspective waltz began as a study in rhythm. Harp III sets the foundation with a steady, waltz accompaniment while harps I and II add melodies that dove tail with each other, often beginning on a weak beat. This was used in a workshop for the Mystic Strings Harp Circle near Chicago, IL, that focused on sightreading and steady rhythm and the difficulty reflects the need for music accessible to nearly any level of ability and small harps of 22 strings. Less advanced players played only part of harp III. Click on the cover image to the left to get a full size cover(PDF) to print. Click on the music for a full size sample page.  key of b minor (two sharps), no accidentals  zip archive is 240 KB

LISTEN: midi generated sample
harp circle music
music for harps

Song of Joy by Ludwig von Beethoven, arranged by Barbara Ann Fackler      3 or more lever or pedal harps with optional strings  $5.00  

  Commissioned by Kristal Schwartz for her beginning harp ensemble, this allows flexible assignment of parts. Harps I and II may be played by one more advanced player, as can harp III and IV. Harp V must be included and does not combine with another part. The part may be doubled in both hands if desired.  The string parts are appropriate for elementary age students. Key of D, no lever changes. Click the image for a larger view of sample pages.
listen to the full ensemble with strings: midi file
listen to the version with harps and no strings: midi file
Song of Joy, Beethoven for beginning harp ensemble and strings

 Summer Lullaby FREE SHEET MUSIC
  by Janet Lanier with second harp part by Barbara Ann Fackler   Listen mp3(stereo)    listen in mono: mp3   This delightful lullaby was composed as a harp solo by harpist and composer Janet Lanier. Grab the free harp solo from her website in her online catalog.  A full score is available for free from Pretty Quick Music, send an email and we'll get it right out to you.  The second part was arranged with 22 string therapy harps in mind. Janet has kindly created a 22 string version of the solo part too, so if you have a small harp, you might want to grab that sheet music too.  Janet created an mp3 in stereo so you can set the adjustment (in Quicktime) to listen to only one of the parts at at time if you wish (very clever).  For some reason, in Quicktime it sometimes only plays harp one. If that happens to you, try using iTunes to hear both parts, or listen to the mono version. Click the image for a suggestion regarding fingering.   Download the  free second harp sheet music here.

free sheet music to download for harp

Sacred Music for Harp Ensemble

Amazing Grace 2 or more lever or pedal harps, parts should be evenly divided   $5.00
    ad lib glissandos in harp II,  fingerings, very few 4 note chords, includes score and parts key of G (one sharp), no accidentals  zip archive is 184 KB

Come Thou Almighty King  2 harps (plus optional violin/flute and cello) This music is now only available as part of the revised version of THE SACRED LEVER HARP, back in print by Vanderbilt Music (pedal or lever)   

Hymn to Saint Nicholas  free 2nd harp part
This second harp part goes with the solo version printed in the Folk Harp Journal or with the full length solo version included in Short and Sweet Volume V, Seasonal Solos.  sheet music download for harp II

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us 2 or more harps, parts should be evenly divided, includes score and parts   $3.00 

  listen mp3 (thanks to Karin Lyle for recording with me) sample
    Harp I may function as an easy solo. Optional harmonics are included in both parts with mostly thirds and root position triads (both blocked chords and broken chords) and crossing over of hands in both parts. Harp II includes some chords that are not root position.   key of D (two sharps), no accidentals  zip archive is 208 KB

Whisper a Prayer  2-3 harps plus optional violin/flute and cello As of June 2017, this music is only available as part of the revised and expanded version of The Sacred Lever Harp. Availability is from Vanderbilt Music.

Christmas Music for Harps

Carol of the Bells $6.00  
Watch Kristal Schwartz's harp students perform this on .  She had the great idea of adding bells.

     Pedal harp or lever harp ensemble with optional strings.  Six harp parts, full score and string parts are included for use in several different options: as few as two parts must be covered. Parts may be doubled.  No lever changes, key of A minor. Parts I through V are beginning level, harp VI is for more advanced harpists with lever presets. Click image for larger preview of the first page of the full score.

beginining harp ensemble sheet music

Hymn to Saint Nicholas (Dutch): free second harp part for immediate download
    This optional second harp part for the Hymn to Saint Nicholas may be used with the solo version of Hymn to Saint Nicholas that was published in the winter 2011 issue of the Folk Harp Journal or with the longer version that is included in Short and Sweet Volume V: Seasonal Songs.

Two Christmas Carols: (sold as a set only)  includes score and parts $5.00 

We Three Kings 2 or more harps 22 string harps (C-C) or larger  sample page     second sample page    
        harp II includes tapping on the sound board, no 4 note chords, no notes smaller than eighth notes, key of e (one sharp) minor, both parts are fairly easy, less advanced players can play either only RH or LH, approximately 2 min.  zip archive is 172 KB
Il est né le divin enfant 2  harps  sample      listen: mp3 (thanks to Karin Lyle for recording this with me)
      harp II is easier than harp I, however both harps take a turn with the melody, easy to intermediate level, includes three variations on the melody, long enough for prelude or postlude. key of G (one sharp)    zip archive is 168 KB

harp sheet music Christmas solo

Two Carols for Christmas (sold as a set only) includes score and parts  $5.00 

Silent Night 2-3 or more harps    listen mp3 (thanks to Karin Lyle for recording this with me)   sample    
        harp I functions as a solo as well, harp I includes use of thirds and sixths, harp II (for more advanced students) includes scale passages and arpeggiated root position triads, harp III has no intervals larger than a third. This may be performed with any two of the three parts.  key of C, no accidentals, approximately 2 min.  easily adapted for small harps,  zip archive is 160 KB
Three Christmas Lullabies 2 harps  sample        second sample      
        The three lullabies included are: Chtic, Aby Spal, Tak Zpívala  (Sweet Mary Sings Her Babe to Sleep): Czech (key of G); Christ Child's Lullaby (Taladh Chriosta): North Hebrides, a Marion lullaby  often used for Christmas Eve Midnight Mass (mixolydian mode); Wiegenlied Der Hirten (Shepherd's Cradle Song): Glatz Folk Song: C.D. Schubart 1791 (key of G).  This setting is an ensemble version of the harp solo available with the tutorial on lead sheets.   This harp duo version does NOT include a part that stands alone as a solo. key signature: one sharp, no accidentalszip archive is 228 KB

A Night in Bethlehem, traditional Irish carol
includes score and parts 
    Two or more harps, evenly balanced.  Harp I plays, for the most part, melody in both hands. Harp II includes 4ths, 5ths and 6ths. No note values smaller than eighth notes, no dotted rhythms. Some fingering suggestions included. Key signature: one sharp (e minor), no accidentals, the range of this arrangement can be seen in the graphic to the right. nearly 2 min. in length.  Click image below for larger view.
       Christmas sheet music HARP: small harp range  Irish Christmas Carol lever harp solo

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