Arrangements Suitable for Worship & Weddings

Festival Preludes and Postludes [FPP] Adv. Int. level $20.00

Twenty-three of the most requested pieces for weddings and other festivals suitable for intermediate to early advanced 4-1/2 octave lever or pedal harp, all collected into one place! (Keys of F, C, G, D, A with various lever changes.)
  1. Air on the G String - J.S. Bach
  2. Arioso - J.S. Bach
  3. Boyce Canon
  4. Bridal Chorus - Wagner 
  5. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach 
  6. Largo - Handel
  7. Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  8. Pachelbel Canon 
  9. Panis Angelicus - Franck
  10. The Peace - Handel
  11. Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky 
  12. Prelude in C - J.S. Bach
  13. Psalm XIX - Marcello
  14. The Rejoicing - Handel
  15. Rigaudon - Campra
  16. Rondeau - J.J. Mouret 
  17. Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  18. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  19. Water Music Aire - Handel 
  20. Water Music Allegro - Handel
  21. Water Music Minuet - Handel
  22. Wedding March - Mendelssohn 
  23. Where're You Walk - Handel

The Liturgical Harp, Book One [TLH1] Int. level $20.00

This publication contains 25 hymn tunes, in four medleys, arranged for all harps - pedal and lever.

    Medley One: Harvest Hymns

          1. Sing to the Lord of Harvest
            2. We gather together
            3. Now thank we all our God
            4. Come, ye thankful people, come
            5. A mighty fortress/Jesu joy medley
            6. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow
                (Keys of C & G; F, C, G lever changes)

    Medley Two: Lenten Hymns

          1. Go to dark Gethsemane
            2. What wondrous love is this
            3. O sacred head now wounded
            4. Ah, holy Jesus
            5. Were you there?
                (Keys of C & G: Bb, F, C, G, D lever changes)

    Medley Three: Spiritual Hymns

           1. Lord, I want to be a Christian
            2. My Lord, what a morning
            3. Deep river
            4. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
            5. Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
            6. Let us break break together
            7. Steal away to Jesus
            8. Swing low, sweet chariot
                (Keys of C & G: Bb, F, C, G, D lever changes)

    Medley Four: Inspirational Hymns

           1. Abide with me
            2. What a friend we have in Jesus
            3. Nearer my God to thee
            4. I lay my sins on Jesus
            5. I love to tell the story
            6. Beautiful Savior
                (Keys of C, G, D; F, C, G, D lever changes)


This new collection in two volumes combines the older "Harp Preludes For The Church" collections with some revisions of the arrangements and better editing. 

The Liturgical Harp, Book Two [TLH2] Int level $20

This publication contains 22 hymn tunes, in four medleys, arranged for all harps - pedal and lever.

    Medley One: Shape-note Hymns

            1. Nettleton
            2. Sweet Canaan
            3. Holy Manna
            4. Complainer
            5. New Britain/Resignation
            6. Jefferson
                ( Keys of C & G: F & C lever changes)

    Medley Two: Welsh hymns

            1. Llanfair
            2. Aberystwyth
            3. Caersalem
            4. Sanctus
            5. Bryn Calfaria
            6. Rhosymedre
            7. Diadem
                (Keys of C & G: F, C, G, D lever changes)

    Medley Three: Celtic hymns

            1. Brother James' Air
            2. Slane
            3. St. Columba
                (Keys of C, G & D; minimal lever changes.)

    Medley Four: Plainchant hymns

           1. Adoro Te Devote
            2. Ubi Caritas
            3. Victimae Paschali laudes
            4. Aeterne rerum conditor
            5. Pange Lingua
            6. Veni, creator spiritus.
                (Keys of F, C, G and D: nifty easy lever changes.)

 

The Complete Ave Maria [CAVM] Int. level $12.50

Schubert's Latin classic arranged for solo voice and pedal harp accompaniment in six keys, voice and lever harp in three keys, and two solo harp versions in C major - one for pedal harp and one for lever harp. Originally composed as a setting for Ellen's song from Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake," the traditional Roman Catholic Latin text underlays the notes, with a new English translation provided on the introductory pages.

Arrangements Suitable For General Use

Terpsichore in Tandem (TER) Int. level $20.00 - Available July 2014

A collection of 20 elegant dance tunes from the Terpsichore collection, arranged in progressive key order for harp solo and/or duet. For four-octave lever harp or any pedal harp. Contains lever and pedal changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Keys of C and G only)

  1. Bransle Simple de Novelle #2
  2. Courante #134
  3. La Canarie #31
  4. La Bourée #32-2
  5. Ballet des Matelotz #280
  6. Courante #62
  7. Ballet des Baccanales #278
  8. Ballet des Amazones #270
  9. Galliarde #285
  10. Pavane de Spaigne #29
  11. Volte #211
  12. Gavottes de Montirande #1
  13. Galliarde #300
  14. Philov #22
  15. La Rosette #109
  16. La Bourée #32-1
  17. Volte #210
  18. Ballet de la Royne #263
  19. Courante #73
  20. Gavotte & Gilotte #1

Dance Suite in F (DSF) Int. level $10.00

These very accessible original dance melodies are reminiscent of a Baroque dance suite.  Contains very easy lever and pedal changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Key of F and/or D minor)

  1. Allemande
  2. Courante
  3. Sarabande
  4. Gigue

Dance Suite in Eb (DSE) Int. level $10.00

These very accessible original dance melodies are reminiscent of a Baroque dance suite.  Contains very easy lever and pedal changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Key of Eb and/or C minor)

  1. Allemande
  2. Courante
  3. Sarabande
  4. Gigue

Old Welsh Airs [OWA] Int. level $15.00

Familiar Welsh favorites arranged by D.R.R. Contains very easy lever and pedal changes, fingerings, guitar chords and large typeface. Extremely playable.(Keys of G & C: easy lever changes on F, C, G, D) Arranger is of Welsh and Irish ancestry.
  1. Sleep my baby
  2. Lady Owen's delight
  3. Margaret that lost her garter
  4. The gentle bird 
  5. The red-headed cobbler of Hengoed
  6. White Snowden
  7. All through the night
  8. David of the white rock
  9. The maid of Penderyn
  10. The slender lad
  11. Tune of the castle moor
  12. Marsh of Rhuddlan 
  13. The ash grove
  14. Sweet intoxication
  15. Men of Harlech

The King's Bard [TKB] Int. level $18.00

Fifteen Elegant Arrangements of Welsh Airs for lever or pedal harp. Based on Collected Tunes of Edward Jones, Harper to King George IV.  Easy lever  changes. (Written in keys of  Bb, F, G, C, G)

  1. Hob y Deri Danno (Away to the Oaken Grove)                                                                       
  2. Cwynfan Brydain (The Lamentation of Britain)                                                            
  3. Ysgin Aur (The Golden Robe)                                                                                     
  4. Dewis Meinwen (The Fair One’s Choice)                                                                     
  5. Triban Gwŷr Morganwg (War Song of the Men of Glamorgan)                                               
  6. Ruban Morfydd (Morvydd’s Ribband)                                                                        
  7. Pen Rhaw (The Spade’s Head)                                                                                     
  8. Serch Hudol (The Allurement of Love)                                                                        
  9. Castell Tywyn (Towyn Castle)                                                                                     
  10. Toriad y Dydd (The Dawn of Day)                                                                            
  11. Croeso’r Wenynen (Welcome the Bee)                                                                        
  12. Galon Drom (The Heavy Heart)                                                                                 
  13. Gil y Fwyalch (The Blackbird’s Retreat)                                                                      
  14. Mwynen Môn (The Melody of Mona)                                                                      
  15. Mantell Siani (Jenny’s Mantle)

A Little Lully [ALL] Int. level $12.00

Six short pieces from the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully. For lever or pedal harp. Using keys of C and G only.

  1. Marche des Trompettes (From the Opera “Thésée”)                                                   
  2. Le Sacrifice de Mars (From the Opera “Cadmus and Hermione”)                                          
  3. Descente de Mars (From the Opera “Thésée”)                                                            
  4. Two Rigaudons (From the Pastorale “Acis et Galathée”)                                                        
  5. Menuet di Amadis (From the Opera “Amadis”)
  6. Menuet en Trio (From the Opera "Roland")                                                                     

Yankee-Dixie-Johnny Duet Book [YDJ] Int. level $10.00

A fun trilogy of these three American patriotic tunes written for harp duet (pedal or lever). Arrangements are concert-quality, in "score" format, written only using the keys of F, C, G and D with accessible lever and pedal changes. These make a great programming item for a harp duet concert.

The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) [ENT] Adv. Int. level $12.50

This multi-use book has been arranged for: pedal harp duet, lever harp duet, pedal harp solo and lever harp solo. This book adheres closely to Joplin's original. Written in the key of C with very manageable lever and pedal changes. 

Handel Harp Concerto [HHC] Adv. Int. to Early Adv. level $8.00

Pedal harp version: An extremely playable, carefully-edited transcription of this most famous harp concerto suitable for small pedal harp (40-string). All three movements plus an optional cadenza are included.

Lever harp version: The pedal harp version has been modified for lever harp tuned in Eb or Eb. When ordering, specify if you want the pedal harp or lever harp version.

Note: This transcription of the concerto was updated in April of 2015 to make it more friendly. Customers should specify that they want the "revised" pedal-harp version.

Come, Ye Sons of Art [CYS] Int. to Adv. Int. level $7.00

A processional suite of a theme and variations based on the 1694 Ode by Henry Purcell. Suitable for both lever & pedal harp, with only two G# lever changes. 

The Renaissance Solo-Duo Book [RDB] Int. level $15.00

Contains fifteen familiar melodies from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods for lever or pedal harp duet. The harp one part is designed as a complete solo arrangement, with the harp two part designed to enhance and fill out the first part. Arranged for all harps using only the keys of C and G with minimal lever or pedal changes. A range of exactly four octaves, C-C, is needed to play all of the duet arrangements. 
  1. Bransle de Bourgogne 
  2. Galliarde for Queen Elizabeth I
  3. Siciliano
  4. Captain Piper’s Galliarde 
  5. Pavane d’Angleterre
  6. Galliarde d’Angleterre
  7. Spagnoletta
  8. Bransle de Champagne
  9. Nancie
  10. Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie
  11. L’Espagnoletta 
  12. Ladie Laiton’s Alman
  13. Pavane Le Force d’Hercole
  14. Sleep Wayward Thoughts
  15. Bransle de la Torche

The Medieval Solo-Duo Book [MDB] Av. Beg to Int. level $15.00

Contains popular melodies from the Medieval period for lever or pedal harp duet. The harp one part is designed as a complete solo arrangement, with the harp two part designed to enhance and fill out the first part. Arranged for all harps using only the keys of F, C, G and D, with minimal lever or pedal changes. A range of exactly four octaves, C-C, is needed to play all of the duet arrangements.

  1. Douce Dame Jolie
  2. Miragres Fremosos
  3. L'homme Arme
  4. Santa Maria
  5. Ja Nuns Hons Pris
  6. Winder Wie Ist
  7. E, Dame Jolie
  8. Orientis Partibus
  9. Rosa das Rosas
  10. Kalenda Maya
  11. Reis Glorios
  12. The Dauntless One
  13. Stella Splendens
  14. Chanson
  15. Hymn to St. Magnus
  16. Swa Eyn Vriund
  17. Li Maus D'Amer

The Celtic Solo-Duo Book,  [CDB] Int. level $15.00

(Twelve Folk Tunes from the British Isles)

The harp one part can be used as a solo arrangement, with the harp two part designed to enhance the first part. Arranged for all harps using the keys of F, C, G and D with moderate lever or pedal changes and nifty modulations within some of the pieces. Intermediate level, concert-quality elegant duet arrangements for any two harps.

  1. The Delight of Gruffyd ap Cynan (key of D minor)
  2. Megan's Daughter (key of F major)
  3. Londonderry Aire (key of F major, modulating to C major)
  4. Galway Piper (key of C major)
  5. The Last Rose of Summer (key of C major, modulating to G major)
  6. Eileen Aroon (key of G major, modulating to C major)
  7. Annie Laurie (key of C major, modulating to G major)
  8. The Queen's Marsh (key of E minor)
  9. English Country Garden (key of G major)
  10. Maids of Mourne Shore (key of D major)
  11. Loch Lomond (key of D major, modulating to G major)
  12. Ye Banks and Braes (key of G major, modulating to C major)

The Restaurant Book: Classical Volume [TRB1] Int. level $20.00

This book contains familiar classical melodies from opera, symphony, operetta and art song arranged in progressive modulating key order. It is designed to be used as "continous background music" at a harp gig, or individual pieces may be selected as separate renditions.  Arranged for all harps using the keys of Eb, Bb, F, C, G and D.

  1. Porgi, amor (Le Nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
  2. Jupiter Theme (The Planets)- Holst
  3. Musetta's Waltz  (La Boheme) - Puccini
  4. Egyptian March (Aida) - Verdi
  5. La Donna e Mobile (Rigoletto) - Verdi
  6. Va Pensiero (Nabucco) - Verdi
  7. Waltz and Cradle Song - Brahms
  8. Toreador Song (Carmen) - Bizet
  9. On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
  10. Surprise Symphony Theme - Haydn
  11. Moderato Cantabile (Fantasia Impromptu) - Chopin
  12. Song to the Moon (Rusalka) - Dvorak
  13. Minuetto (Don Giovanni) - Mozart
  14. 14a.The Swan (Canival of the Animals ) - Saint-Saens (pedal harp version)
  15. 14b. The Swan (Canival of the Animals ) - Saint-Saens (lever harp version)
  16. 15. O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi) - Puccini
  17. 16. Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) - Borodin
  18. 17. Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffman) - Offenbach
  19. 18a. Meditation (Thais) - Massenet (pedal harp version)
  20. 18b. Meditation (Thais) - Massenet (abbreviated lever harp version)
  21. 19. Largo (New World Symphony) - Dvorak
  22. 20. Merry Widow Waltz - Lehar

The Restaurant Book: Romantic Volume [TRB2] Int. level $20.00

This book contains familiar classical melodies from opera, symphony, operetta and art song arranged in progressive modulating key order. It is designed to be used as "continous background music" at a harp gig, or individual pieces may be selected as separate renditions.  Arranged for all harps using the keys of Eb, Bb, F, C, G and D.

  1. Grand March (Norma) - Bellini
  2. Gavotte - Haydn
  3. Doretta's Song (La Rondine) - Puccini
  4. Che faro senza Euridice?
  5. Allegretto - Haydn
  6. Emperor Waltz Themes - J. Strauss II
  7. O Sole Mio - DiCapua
  8. Laughing Song (Die Fledermaus) - J. Strauss II
  9. Papageno's Aria (Magic Flute) - Mozart
  10. Premiere Gymnopedie - Satie
  11. Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
  12. Spring Dance (Lyric Pieces)- Grieg
  13. Waltz (Coppelia) - Delibes
  14. March of the Priests (Magic Flute) - Mozart
  15. Traumerei - Schumann
  16. La Ci Darem La Mano (Don Giovanni) - Mozart
  17. Morning Mood (Peer Gynt) - Grieg
  18. Cradle Song - Schubert
  19. Moonlight Sonata Theme - Beethoven
  20. Valse Brillante Themes - Chopin    

Harpation [HAR] Lower Int. level $10.00

An original triology by D.R.R. with levers or pedals preset to a whole-tone scale. Easy to play but sounds impressive! It has only a few lever or pedal changes. Exploits the contemporary techniques of the harp. Available in a C tuning version or an Eb/Bb tuning version. (Specify which key when ordering.)

  1. Kymation
  2. Luxation
  3. Vexation. 


Seasonal Music

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) [CDN] Adv. Int. level $12.50

This is Adolphe Adam's Christmas Classic arranged for solo voice with lever/pedal harp accompaniment in 5 keys. A harp solo version in two keys is also provided - Eb and G. The French text by Cappeau de Roquemare underlies the melody, and a new English translation is provided on a separate page as well as John S. Dwight's traditional "O Holy Night" rendition.

  1. Very high voice & harp accompaniment (Key of F major)
  2. Medium high voice & harp accompaniment (Key of Eb major)
  3. Medium voice & harp accompaniment (Key of D major)
  4. Medium low voice & harp accompaniment (Key of C major)
  5. Low voice & harp accompaniment (Key of Bb major)
  6. Harp solo - Key of Eb version
  7. Harp solo - Key of G version

Christmas Classics, Vol. 1 [CC1] Adv. Int. level $15.00

Elegant arrangements of melodies suitable for the Christmas season for lever or pedal harp solo. (Keys of F, C, G & D: various lever changes) This book is arranged in "modulating key order" so that it can be played from start to finish as a continuous medley of background music.
  1. Pastoral Symphony from Messiah
  2. Ukrainian Bell Carol
  3. Silent Night, Holy Night  
  4. The Coventry Carol
  5. Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
  6. While By My Sheep
  7. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
  8. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  9. Still, Still, Still
  10. Gesu Bambino

Christmas Classics, Vol. 2 [CC2] Int. to Adv. Int. level $15.00

Elegant arrangements of melodies suitable for the Christmas season for lever or pedal harp solo. (Keys of F, C, G & D: various lever changes) This book is arranged in "modulating key order" so that it can be played from start to finish as a continuous medley of Christmas background musi

  1. What Shall I Give-What Is This Fragrance?
  2. The Sussex Carol-I Saw Three Ships
  3. Away in A Manger
  4. Noel Nouvelet-Pat a Pan
  5. The Huron Carol-I Wonder As I Wander
  6. Christ Child's Lullaby
  7. Personent Hodie
  8. Oxen and Sheep-Let All Mortal Flesh
  9. Angels and Shepherds-Polish Lullaby
  10. In the Bleak Midwinter-Baloo Lammy


Music Reference Book

The Pocket Guide To Harp Composing [TPG] All levels $12.50

[by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, D. Mus.]

This is a very concise, non-technical manual for persons wishing to compose for the harp, but who are unfamiliar with its capabilities and limitations. It discusses basic techniques used for writing pedal, lever, lap, double and triple harp arrangements. Comb bound so it opens flat, 100 pages.)

Note: The above manual has been slightly revised and converted to an e-book format. Once all paper copies are depleted, it will be available for download as a PDF only.
 

Dragonflower Music Grading System

All Dragonflower Music pieces have been graded according to a detailed description of the playing difficulty levels:
B = Beginner
No lever or pedal changes required. Primarily single notes used in both hands. Two hand coordination is minimal. Simple meter and keys used only. Minimal range of the harp used. No uses of harmonics, pres de la table or glissandos. Length of piece not more than two pages.
AB = Advanced Beginner
No more than four lever/pedal changes required. Primarily single notes used in both hands with simple placings. Occasional chords employed on slow-moving notes. Mostly simple meter with occasional use of compound meter. Simple harmonics, pres de la table or glissandos may be used. Length of piece not more than four pages.
I = Intermediate
Several lever/pedal changes may be required, Independent use of both hands or either single notes or triads required. Some larger chords used with wider hand spacing necessary. All simple and compound meters used, but not rhythmically challenging. Harmonics, pres de la table or glissandos may be used freely. No restriction on length of piece at this or higher levels.
AI = Advanced Intermediate
Substantial lever/pedal changes may be required within the piece. Complete hand and finger independence necessary. More complex fingering, connecting and replacement of notes, technically somewhat demanding. More rhythmically challenging, syncopated, or having rapidly changing note values. No restrictions on use of contemporary harp sound effects.
A = Advanced
Numerous lever/pedal changes within the piece and/or cross pedaling. Complete hand and finger independence in contrary motion required. Rhythmically challenging, highly syncopated or complex. Technically quite challenging; finger demands are considerable. Exploitation of all contemporary sound effects on the harp can be expected.
V = Virtuoso
Extensive lever/pedal changes within the piece. A "showy" piece, requiring complete technical mastery of the instrument and the highest level of musicianship.
Look for the grading symbol on the lower left back cover of every DFM arrangement. While every single characteristic may not be present, the descriptions give an idea of the type of technical demands that may be encountered in a harp composition at a given level. Most of our publications are in the intermediate to advanced intermediate range, as that is where the majority of harp players feel comfortable but challenged.