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All publications listed below are composed/arranged by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, DMus, unless otherwise stated.


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Solo Arrangements Suitable for Worship & Weddings

Festival Preludes and Postludes [FPP] Advanced Intermediate level ($20)

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! (Written in 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] Intermediate level ($20)

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

Medley One: Harvest Hymns (Written in keys of C & G only; F, C, G lever changes.)

  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
 Medley Two: Lenten Hymns (Written in keys of C & G only: Bb, F, C, G, D lever changes.)
  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?
Medley Three: Spiritual Hymns (Written in keys of C & G only: Bb, F, C, G, D lever changes.)
  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
Medley Four: Inspirational Hymns (Written in keys of C, G, D; F, C, G, D lever changes.)
  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
Note: The above 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] Intermediate level ($20)

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

Medley One: Shape-note Hymns ( Written in keys of C & G: F & C lever changes only.)

  1.  Nettleton
  2.  Sweet Canaan
  3.  Holy Manna
  4.  Complainer
  5.  New Britain/Resignation
  6.  Jefferson
Medley Two: Welsh hymns (Written in keys of C & G: F, C, G, D lever changes.)
  1.  Llanfair
  2.  Aberystwyth
  3.  Caersalem
  4.  Sanctus
  5.  Bryn Calfaria
  6.  Rhosymedre
  7.  Diadem
Medley Three: Celtic hymns (Written in keys of C, G & D; minimal lever changes.)
  1. Brother James' Air
  2. Slane
  3. St. Columba             

Medley Four: Plainchant hymns (Written in keys of F, C, G and D: nifty easy lever changes.)

  1.  Adoro Te Devote
  2.  Ubi Caritas
  3.  Victimae Paschali laudes
  4.  Aeterne rerum conditor
  5.  Pange Lingua
  6. Veni, creator spiritus
The Complete Ave Maria [CAVM] Intermediate level ($12)

Schubert's Latin classic arranged for solo voice and harp, in the following versions:
  • Pedal harp accompaniment & voice -  in six keys (Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb, C)
  • Lever harp accompaniment & voice - in three keys (Bb, F, G)
  • Pedal harp solo-only version - in key of C.
  • Lever harp solo-only version - in key of C
Originally composed as a setting for Ellen's song from Sir Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake," with a German text, the traditional Roman Catholic Latin text underlays the notes, with a new English translation provided on the introductory pages.

The Clair de Lune Book [CDL] Intermediate level ($8)

This multi-use publication in the key of D has been arranged for the following:

  • Pedal harp solo
  • Lever harp solo
  • Pedal harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Lever harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Separate instrumental part for flute/violin

The Evening Prayer Book [EVP] Intermediate level ($8)

This multi-use publication in the key of D has been arranged for the following:

  • Pedal harp solo
  • Lever harp solo
  • Pedal harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Lever harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Separate instrumental part for flute/violin

                        Arrangements for Flute/Violin with Harp Accompaniment - All Genres

The Lively Bard (TLB) Intermediate level - ($25 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This collection contains twenty up-tempo arrangements of Welsh airs, based on collected tunes of Edward Jones, Harper to King George IV. The arrangements are placed in progressive key order to facilitate lever or pedal changes when playing the entire collection as a "set" of Welsh music. The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. Contains minimal lever changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of Bb, F, & C.)
  1. Cnott y Coed (The Wood Bunch)
  2. Tros y Garreg (Over the Rock)
  3. Crisial Ground (The Crystal Ground)
  4. Blodau y' Gorllewin (Flowers of the West)
  5. Ffarwell Dic Bibydd (Dick the Piper's Farewell)
  6. Agoriad Cywair (The Opening of the Key)
  7. Trichant o Bunnau (Three Hundred Pounds)
  8. Y Gŵr a'i Farch (The Man and His Horse)
  9. Mopsi Dôn: yr Hên Fford (Mopsy's Tune: The Old Way)
  10. Yr Hên  Rogero Bengoch (Old Roger Red Poll)
  11. Mwynen Machno (The Enjoyment of Machno)
  12. Tlsig (The Beauty)
  13. Cymro o B'le? (A Welshman from Where?)
  14. Troiad y Droell (Turning of the Spinning Wheel)
  15. Y Tŷ Trwy 'r Ffenest (The House Through the Window)
  16. Cudyn Gwyn (White Lock of Hair)
  17. Blodeu Gwynedd (Flowers of Gwynedd)
  18. Hela'r Ysgyfarnog (Hunting the Hare)
  19. Blodeu'r Grug (Blooms of the Heather)
  20. Y Derwydd (The Druid)

The Beloved Bard (TBB) Intermediate level - ($25.00 -
includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This collection contains twenty arrangements of beloved Welsh airs, based on collected tunes of Edward Jones, Harper to King George IV. The arrangements are placed in progressive key order to facilitate lever or pedal changes when playing the entire collection as a "set" of Welsh music. The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. Contains minimal lever changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of Bb, F, C & G.)
  1. Dafydd y Garreg-Lâs (David of the Blue Stone)
  2. Y Gofid Glâs (The Blue Devils)
  3. Syr Harri Ddu (Sir Harry Black)
  4. Morfa Rhuddlan (Marsh of Rhuddlan)
  5. Meillionen (Clover or St. Watkin's Delight)
  6. Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)
  7. Mentra Gwen (Venture Gwen)
  8. Diddanwch Gruffydd ap Cynan (Delight of Gruffydd, Son of Conan)
  9. Merch Megan (Megan's Daughter)
  10. Suo--Gân (Lullaby Song)
  11. Dewis Meinwen (Fair One's Choice)
  12. Megan a Gollodd ei Gardas (Megan Who Lost Her Garter)
  13. Dafyss y Garreg-Wen (David of the White Rock)
  14. Glân Feddwdod Mwyn (Sweet Intoxication)
  15. Y Galon Drom (The Heavy Heart)
  16. Codiad yr Hedydd (Rising of the Lark)
  17. Maldod Arglwyddes Owen (Lady Owen's Favorite)
  18. Eryri Wen (White Snowdon)
  19. Breuddwyd y Frenhines (The Queen's Dream)
  20. Llwyn-Onn (The Ash Grove.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Manx Traditional Tunes (MTT) Intermediate level - ($20.00 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This collection contains fifteen arrangements of traditional melodies from the Isle of Man. The arrangements are placed in progressive key order to facilitate lever or pedal changes when playing the entire collection as a "set" of Manx music. The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. Contains no lever changes within pieces, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of F, C, G & D.)

  1. Arrane Manannán (Manannan Song)  

  2. Caillin Veg Dhone (Little Brown Girl)

  3. Churnal Jiu As Churnal Jea (Churning Song)

  4. Arrang Queeyl Nieuee (Spinning Wheel Song)

  5. Arrang Ghelbee (Song of the Water Kelpie) 

  6. Creg Willy Syl (Creg Willey's Hill)

  7. Ushag Veg Ruy (Little Red Bird)  

  8. Kerthdon Hes (Snail Creep)

  9. Yn Mheillea (The Harvest) 

  10. Geay Jeh'n Aer (Sea Invocation or Wind of the Air)

  11. Manannán Beg Mac Y Leir (Little Mannan, Son of the Sea)  

  12. Arrane Ben-Vlieaun (Song of the Milkmaid)

  13. Oh My Ghraih (Oh My Love)

  14. Illiam Boght (Poor William)

  15. Yernagh Keoie (The Wild Irishman)                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ten Carols for Two - Book One (TCT1) Intermediate level - ($18 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This collection contains ten arrangements of Christmas Carols
, placed in progressive key order to facilitate lever or pedal changes when playing the entire collection as a "set" of Christmas music.
The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. Contains minimal lever changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of F, C, G, & D only.)
  1. A La Nanita Nana
  2. Angels We Hard Heard on High/Deck the Halls
  3. The Coventry Carol
  4. Fum, Fum, Fum
  5. Silent Night
  6. Riu, Riu, Chiu
  7. Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow/Go Tell It On The Mountain
  8. Masters in This Hall
  9. What Child Is This?
  10. Ding, Dong! Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas

Ten Carols for Two - Book Two (TCT2) Intermediate level - ($18 -
includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)


This collection contains ten arrangements of Christmas Carols
, placed in progressive key order to facilitate lever or pedal changes when playing the entire collection as a "set" of Christmas music.
The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. Contains minimal lever changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of F, C, G, & D only.)
  1. Once in Royal David's City
  2. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  3. The Holly And The Ivy
  4. Away In A Manger
  5. The Huron Carol
  6. Cold December Flies Away
  7. We Three Kings Of Orient Are
  8. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  9. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman
  10. The First Noel

Ten Carols for Two - Book Three (TCT3) Intermediate level - ($18 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This collection contains ten arrangements of Christmas Carols, placed in progressive key order to facilitate lever or pedal changes when playing the entire collection as a "set" of Christmas music. The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. Contains minimal lever changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of F, C, & G only.)
  1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  2. The Cherry Tree Carol
  3. Personent Hodie
  4. Wassail Song
  5. Ukrainian Bell Carol
  6. The Christ Child's Lullaby
  7. The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy
  8. Sweet Was The Song
  9. King Herod And The Cock
  10. Sans Day Carol  

The Clair de Lune Book [CDL] Advanced Intermediate level ($8 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This multi-use publication in the key of D has been arranged for the following:

  • Pedal harp solo
  • Lever harp solo
  • Pedal harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Lever harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Separate instrumental part for flute/violin

The Evening Prayer Book [EVP] Advanced Intermediate level ($8 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This multi-use publication in the key of D has been arranged for the following:

  • Pedal harp solo
  • Lever harp solo
  • Pedal harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Lever harp accompaniment to instrumental solo
  • Separate instrumental part for flute/violin

The Elegant Wedding Book [EWB] Intermediate level ($22 - includes separate fl./vln. leaflet)

This publication, for both pedal and lever harp, contains 20 selections commonly performed at weddings and church festivals. Contains minimal-to-moderate lever and pedal changes, fingerings, and dynamics. The harp part is written in "score" format so that the harpist can follow the instrumental soloist. (Written in keys of G, C, & D only.)

  1. Ave Maria - Schubert
  2. Bridal Chorus - Wagner
  3. Fireworks Music: Minuets - Handel
  4. Fireworks Music: The Rejoicing - Handel
  5. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Bach
  6. Largo Or Ombra Mai Fu - Handel
  7. Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  8. Pictures At An Exhibition Themes - Mussorgsky
  9. Psalm XIX - Marcello
  10. Rigaudon - Campra
  11. Rondeau - Mouret
  12. Te Deum Prelude - Charpentier
  13. Trumpet Tune (both C and D major versions) - Clarke
  14. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  15. Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley
  16. Water Music: Air - Handel
  17. Water Music: Bourée & March - Attributed to Handel
  18. Water Music: Hornpipe - Handel
  19. Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  20. Where'er You Walk - Handel


Solo Arrangements Suitable For General Use

Dance Suite in F (DSF) Intermediate level (approx. $10)

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. (Written in key of F and/or D minor.)
  1. Allemande
  2. Courante
  3. Sarabande
  4. Gigue

Dance Suite in Eb (DSE) Intermediate level (approx. $10)

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. (Written in key of Eb and/or C minor.)
  1. Allemande
  2. Courante
  3. Sarabande
  4. Gigue

Old Welsh Airs [OWA] Intermediate level ($15)

 
Familiar Welsh favorites. Contains very easy lever and pedal changes, fingerings, guitar chords, and large typeface. Extremely playable. (Written in keys of G & C only; easy lever changes on F, C, G, D.).  
  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] Intermediate level ($18)

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, 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. Dewin 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 Twywn (Towyn Castle)
  10. Toriad y Dydd (The Dawn of Day)
  11. Croesor's 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)

The Welsh Bard [TWB] Intermediate level ($20)

Twenty elegant arrangements of Welsh Airs for lever or pedal harp, based on collected tunes of Nicholas Bennett. Easy lever changes. (Written in keys of Bb, F, C, G)

  1. Difyrwch Gwyr Dolgellau (The Delight of the Men of Dolgelley)
  2. Ond Pan Aethum Gynta I Garu (My First Courtship)
  3. Iarll Moira (The Earl of Moira)
  4. Caru Yn Y Coed (Courting in the Wood)
  5. Y Crwth Halen (The Salt Box)
  6. Fy Ngwely Plu (My Feather Bed)
  7. Mael Y Gôf Du (The Blacksmith's Prayer)
  8. Bryniau'r Werddon (The Hills of Ireland)
  9. Dacw Nghariad (Yonder Is My Sweetheart)
  10. Hir Oes I Fair (Long Life to Mary)
  11. Marged Fwyn Uch Ifan (Gentle Margaret the Daughter of Evan)
  12. Y Wenynen (The Bee)
  13. Fy Noli (My Dolly)
  14. Y Twyn Eithin (The Gorse Bush)
  15. Consêt Griffith Rowland Y Crythor (Griffith Rowland the Crowder's Fancy)
  16. Rhuban Fy Morfudd (My Morfudd's Ribbon)
  17. Nos Fawrth (Tuesday Night)
  18. A Ei Di'r Deryn Du (Blackbird, Wilt Thou Go?)
  19. Glandyfi (Glandovey)
  20. Mwynen Merthyr (The Gentle Lass of Merthyr)

The Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land [TMA] Advanced Intermediate level ($8)

This is the classic theme and variations by John Thomas (1826-1913), adapted for lever harp. It is written in the key of A minor. The only lever changes are on the G lever.

English Country Dances [ECD] Intermediate level ($12)

Jointly arranged by Therese Honey, Ellen Tepper, and Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher. Contains 21 one-page dance tune arrangements, based on John Playford's The English Dancing Master of 1651. (Written in keys of C, G, D only.)

  1. Aye Me, or the Symphony
  2. Upon a Summer's Day
  3. Chestnut or Dove's Figary
  4. Heart's Ease
  5. The Slip
  6. Irish Trot
  7. Jenny Pluck Pears
  8. Argiers (The Wedding Night)
  9. To Drive the Cold Winter Away
  10. Rufty Tufty
  11. Lull Me Beyond Thee
  12. All In a Garden Green
  13. Broom, the Bonny, Bonny Broom
  14. Grimstock (version one)
  15. Grimstock (version two)
  16. Half Hannikin
  17. Parson's Farewell
  18. Maiden Lane
  19. A La Mode De France
  20. Mundesse
  21. Cuckolds All In a Row
  22. Boatman

A Little Lully [ALL] Intermediate level ($8)

Six short pieces from the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully. For lever or pedal harp. (Written in keys of C & 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")                                                                     

The Restaurant Book: Classical Volume [TRB1] Intermediate level ($20)

This book contains 20 familiar classical melodies from opera, symphony, operetta and art song arranged in progressive modulating key order. It is designed to be used as "continuous 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] Intermediate level ($20)

This book contains 20 familiar classical melodies from opera, symphony, operetta and art song arranged in progressive modulating key order. It is designed to be used as "continuous 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

Handel Harp Concerto [HHC] Advanced Intermediate to Early Advanced level ($8)

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 Bb. 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 user-friendly. Customers should specify that they want the "revised" pedal-harp version.

Come, Ye Sons of Art [CYS] Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate level ($7)

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. (Written in key of C.)

Harpation [HAR] Lower Intermediate level ($10)

An original triology 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
Arrangements Suitable For Harp Duet or Solo/Duo

The Renaissance Solo-Duo Book [RDB] Intermediate level ($15)

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] Advanced Beginner to Intermediate level ($15)

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] Intermediate level ($15)

This book contains twelve assorted 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)

Terpsichore in Tandem (TER) Intermediate level ($20)

A collection of 20 elegant dance tunes from the Terpsichore collection, arranged in progressive key order for harp solo and/or duet. The harp one part can be used as a solo arrangement, with the harp two part designed to enhance the first part. For four-octave lever harp or any pedal harp. Contains lever and pedal changes, fingerings, dynamics and guitar chords. (Written in keys of C & 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

Yankee-Dixie-Johnny Duet Book [YDJ] Intermediate level ($10)

A fun trilogy of these three American tunes arranged 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.

Note: The above book is only intended for harp duet, as the two harps "play off each other" during the arrangements.

The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) [ENT] Advanced Intermediate level ($12)

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.

Harpation [HAR] Lower Intermediate level ($10)

An original triology 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

Note: The above book can be used by more than one harp. All harps can play together, or can alternate phrases.


Solo Christmas Arrangements

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night) [CDN] Advanced Intermediate 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] Advanced Intermediate level ($16)

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] Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate level ($16)

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


Music Reference Book

The Pocket Guide To Harp Composing [TPG] All levels ($7)

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, près 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 on either single notes or triads required. Some occasional larger chords used with wider hand spacing necessary. All simple and compound meters used, but not rhythmically challenging. Harmonics, près de la table, or glissandos may be used freely. No restriction on length of piece at this or higher levels.
AI = Advanced Intermediate
Significant 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.