Irish Harp (lever)
The O’Farrell Collection Volume 3, Ancient to Modern
This volume contains 3 original compositions by Anne-Marie O’Farrell for solo lever harp and all are suitable for an instrument tuned in E flat major: ‘Prelude’ is intermediate level, lasts 1’35 and contains one lever change. ‘Chorale Variations on Deus Meus Adiuva Me’ is for lower advanced level, lasts 4’00 and is suitable for liturgy or concert performance. It is in G minor, has some lever changes and contains harmonics. ‘Chromatétude’ is for an advanced player looking to expand their repertoire to include some atonality. There are no lever changes, harmonics are mainly in the left hand, and include occasional use of harmonics at the twelfth, fifteenth, and seventeenth. A recording and video explaining the compositional techniques used in ‘Chromatétude’ is here. Sample page from the final variation of ‘Chorale Variations on Deus Meus Adiuva Me’
The O’Farrell Collection Vol. 2, A Baroque Bouquet
Harp sheet music by Anne-Marie O'Farrell. Delivery as hard copy to postal address. This collection at intermediate level introduces the developing player to lever changes in each one of its seven short pieces. It is suited to E flat major tuning, ornaments are written out the first time they arise, and there are no harmonics. Keys range from C minor to G major, and time signatures include 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 and 2/2. Sample page from the collection. This new 2014 publication includes: 1. JS Bach: Prelude no. 1 in C major from Das Wohltemperierte Clavier 2. Polonaise from the Anna Magdalena Notebook 3. CPE Bach: Menuet from harpsichord sonata 4. CPE Bach: Marche from the Anna Magdalena Notebook 5. CPE Bach: Siciliano from keyboard sonata H.16 6. JS Bach: Prelude no. 3 in C minor BWV999 7. Christian Petzold: Menuet from the Anna Magdalena Notebook Examination Setting: ABRSM Grade 4 List A Item 3 JS Bach: Prelude in C from The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1
J.S. Bach Cello Suite no. 6 BWV1012 for Lever Harp
Drawing on recent scholarship of numerous editions and sources of Bach's Cello Suite no. 6, this critical edition for lever harp makes this seminal work newly available in a historically informed publication designed for lever harpists. There are six movements: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavottes I and II, and Gigue. These range in level from intermediate (Sarabande and Gavottes) to advanced (Prelude), and movements may be performed individually, or the suite may be played in its entirety to enhance a longer recital programme. The key of the publication is F major to facilitate E flat lever harp tuning, and the range of the complete suite fits well within that of a standard 34-string lever harp.
Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil (The Night in Bethlehem)
Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil (The Night in Bethlehem) harp sheet music arranged by Anne-Marie O'Farrell. Delivery as hard copy to postal address. An Irish Christmas Carol for solo Irish Harp (or Pedal Harp) This new 2014 edition also includes Were You at Carrick? - An Raibh Tú ag an gCarraig? and O Jesus Ev’ry Moment Be in My Heart - Bí a Íosa im’ Chroíse Examination Setting: ABRSM Grade 6 List B Item 6 - The Night in Bethlehem
Chorale Variations on Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
To hear an extract click here Delivery as hard copy to postal address
‘AirDance’ for Solo Lever Harp
'AirDance' is a 5-minute solo lever harp piece for an advanced player (grade 7/8) using a harp tuned in E flat major. It showcases a great many effects, including tapping on the soundboard, strumming, and feathery glisses. It starts with a slower air-like section, and moves into a lively dance which is rooted in traditional Irish dance music. It was commissioned by Ionad na Cruite, a research hub based in the University of Limerick and founded in memory of Derek Bell.
Bach Prelude No. 1 in C major from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Sheet music arranged by Anne-Marie O'Farrell. Delivery as hard copy to postal address. Click here to view the first page of this composition NB: This piece now appears in The O'Farrell Collection Vol. 2, A Baroque Bouquet. Available as a single item for a limited time only.