Required Music

Music List for 2018

INSTRUCTIONS
We offer 3 harp ensembles. Please read the descriptions below to choose your ensemble(s). You must be in Allegro Ensemble to be a member of the Encore Ensemble. Adagio Ensemble is for beginning/intermediate or players with less experience. Please ask your teacher which Ensemble music (see below) you should order. If you are unsure, contact Mrs. DeRosa at kimberlyharp@gmail.com or 713-962-6923.

LEARNING YOUR PART
Have your teacher assist you in choosing an appropriate part from every piece listed in your ensemble. Prepare all of your parts before our week begins!

Harp students from different backgrounds and varying experiences will be attending. Some music could look hard and some music could look easy. You may simplify your part to accommodate your level of playing. (For difficult music, learn to play one hand very well. For “easy“ music, remember that there are other skills we will be working on, not just note reading. For you, there will be other challenges and opportunities for expanding your musicianship and leadership within the ensemble.)

Once you have bought your music, copy the parts you have chosen and put them into a ½” black binder for the festival. Bring your binder and your original copies to the Festival.

ORDERING MUSIC
Please take note of the ordering details listed below with each piece.

ADAGIO ENSEMBLE (lower level)
This ensemble is recommended for beginning/intermediate incoming 6th – 9th graders and those inexperienced in ensemble playing. Lever and pedal harps.      

1) SMOKY RIVER SALSA for 2 harps by RoJean Loucks 
$3.00 (Full score and separate parts included in purchase.)
Available as a PDF download from Rojean Loucks

Harp 1 (lever or pedal harp) Intermediate level. You may choose to play only right hand, only left hand or hands together.
Harp 2 (lever or pedal harp) is the easier part of the two parts. Beginning and early intermediate levels.

2) WATER NYMPHS for 3 harps by Stephen Dunstone
Ask your teacher to help you decide on which part you should play on this piece. Samples may be viewed online at Harp Column Music.
To purchase a PDF download go to Harp Column Music 

All parts may be played on the lever harp or the pedal harp.
Harp 1 is the simplest part (Melody and Descant simple version): $2.50
Harp 2 beginner/early intermediate (Harmony 1 and Melody) $2.50
Harp 3 beginner/early intermediate (Harmony 2): $2.50
Harp 1A more advanced (Melody and Descant): $3.00
Harp 1B more advanced (Harmony and Melody) $3.00
Complete Set: $13.00
Score only: $6.00

3) KITTIES! for three pedal or lever harps by Julia Kay Jamieson
Learn “IN SUNBEAMS” movement ONLY. Teachers may view samples online at Harp Column Music.
Available as a PDF download through Harp Column Music
Harp 1 only: $6.00
Harp 2 only: $6.00
Harp 3 only: $6.00
Score only: $15
Complete set (score and all parts) $30 

4) TRIPTIC DANCE by Pierre Beauchant
Some of you may already own this piece from previous Harp Camp years.
Available at numerous vendors in printed form.

ALLEGRO ENSEMBLE (upper level)
This ensemble is for late intermediate/advanced 9th graders through graduated seniors. You are expected to have some experience with ensemble playing and be able to confidently play your part with correct notes, fingering, and counting. Lever and pedal harps.  

All selections for Allegro and Encore Ensemble have some or all parts playable on lever or pedal harp.

1) FRISKY by Stephanie Curcio
All parts are playable on both lever and pedal harps and are fairly equal in level.  Available as printed or PDF download. Individual parts may be purchased as PDF download for less cost than buying the complete set with score.

Available at multiple vendors including:
Stephanie Curcio Publications
Printed complete set including score $12.00
Harp 1(PDF download): $3.00
Harp 2 (PDF download): $3.00
Harp 3 (PDF download) : $3.00

Printed copy includes all parts and score $12
Melody’s Traditional Music
Atlanta Harp Center

2) WAKING EARLY for HARP DUET by Stephen Dunstone
    Buy the DUET version NOT the trio version of this piece.

Available as a PDF download in the follow combinations at Harp Column Music
Harp 1 (PDF download): $2.50
Harp 2 (PDF download): $2.50
Complete Set (PDF download): $9.00
Score (PDF download): $5.00

3) THE NIGHTINGALE by Deborah Henson-Conant $12.50
     Learn Solo VERSION #5 pages 22 – 27. You may play Right Hand, Left Hand or Hands Together.This book has several different versions of this piece making it a wonderful addition to a student’s library. It will allow students to play this as a solo or as a duet with another harp or other instrument/voice after our festival.

Available at harp stores including:
HipHarp – PDF download 
Melody’s Traditional Music – Printed Copy
Harp Column Music – Printed Copy
Atlanta Harp Center – Printed Copy

4) TRIPTIC DANCE by Pierre Beauchant
Some of you may already own this piece from previous Harp Camp years.
Available at numerous vendors in printed form.

ENCORE ENSEMBLE     This ensemble offers an extra opportunity for advanced players in Allegro Ensemble who have sufficiently prepared their Allegro Ensemble repertoire.  You MUST be a member of Allegro Ensemble to play with Encore Ensemble.

1) KITTIES! for three pedal or lever harps by Julia Kay Jamieson
     Learn “THE CHASE” movement ONLY

Available as a PDF download through Harp Column Music
Harp 1 (PDF download): $6.00
Harp 2 (PDF download): $6.00
Harp 3 (PDF download): $6.00
Score (PDF download): $15
Complete set (score and all parts)(PDF download) $30