Flower Duet Song arranged for lever harp or pedal harp: intermediate, beginning in the middle music

Flower Duet Song from Lakme (Delibes)

The Flower Duet Song began its life as part of opera and is still a favorite of opera fans. It gained wider popularity when Yanni based his "Aria" on which was performed as part of his Live At The Acropolis concert, widely broadcast on PBS. It's been used in British Airways and Ghiradrdelli commercials, several movies and has been recorded by Charlotte Church. This has been a popular request for weddings in the last few years. listen here zip archive 288 KB

Lever changes are marked in the music as are pedal changes.

This set includes 5 versions:

pedal harp: in the original key of B (5 sharps)

lever harp with full levers (minimum of 26 strings, G-d) transposed to key of C
lever harp with levers on F, C, B (minimum of 26 strings, G-d) transposed to key of D

lever harp with full levers (minimum of 26 strings, C-g) transposed to key of C

lever harp with levers on F, C, B (minimum of 26 strings, C-g) transposed to key of D

Each version is two pages in length. Some fingerings are suggested with some hints listed below on this page. Pedals and levers are clearly marked. It is possible to play all the thirds with 1 and 2, a less complicated fingering than included in the music. This option is sometimes easier on a medium or low tension instrument than it would be on a high tension pedal harp. Cover art is included.

The music in this video is this arrangement of the Flower Duet Song.