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SHORT CUTS: lead sheets for lever and pedal harpists

digital sheet music


Short Cuts collections consist of collections of lead sheets organized around useful groupings. Each collection includes separate versions for pedal and lever harp(with lever changes for melody notes only).  All  SHORT CUTS music is set on one or two pages. No page turns. Multiple keys are included for ease of coordinating music for wedding processionals. Print only what you need. Before purchasing, please download one of our samples to be sure you can print properly. If printing from the browser window fails, try downloading the file to your hard drive.


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Volume I  Baroque Collection ($5.00)

    Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze (D, G and C)
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, Minuet (F and G)
    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F, Allegro (third movement) (D, G and F)
    Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (G, C and D)
    Handel: Hornpipe from the Water Music (D and C)
    Handel: La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks Music (D and C)
    Purcell: Chaconne from The Fairy Queen (original key only, one lever preset: C)
    Telemann: Napolitaine (F, G, D and C)
    Vivaldi: Autumn from Seasons (Allegretto in Eb, D and C)
    Vivaldi: Autumn from Seasons (Allegro in F and G)
    Vivaldi: Spring from the Seasons (1st movement) (D, F, G, and C)
    Vivaldi: Spring from the Seasons (3rd movement) (D, F, G, and C)
                            sample page  (We recommend these files be downloaded to your computer for printing instead of printing from the browser window.)
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    Multiple keys of each title are included to make pairing music for wedding processionals easier for lever harps and to fit small harps without full levers. Click image to the right for a large view of the table of contents.  file size: 1.5 MB zip archive
   
lead sheets for harpists


Volume II  Double Duty Collection ($5.00)

    A collection of more than 30 old tunes with modern popularity, this set includes titles such as How Can I Keep From Singing, a hymn tune from 1860 that has been recorded by Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Noel Paul Stookey, Bruce Springsteen, Eva Cassidy and Enya. The music of Vaughan Williams, Puccini, Chopin, Pachelbel, Handel, Holst, Borodin, Rachmaninoff, Japanese folk music, American folk tunes and more that has been used in movies and listed on pop charts makes up this collection. Each public domain tune includes detailed information about its connection to popular music. Editing includes suggestions for lever changes and options for keys that account for 22 string harps in more than 50 pages of printable sheet music. more info



Volume III  Harpsichore Collection ($5.00)

    Harpisichore is a collection of dance tunes collected by Playford(Dancing Master), Susato(Danserye), Praetorius(Terpsichore) and Arbeau(Orchesographie) from the Renaissance era. This set includes 60 tunes suitable for lever and pedal harps. Lever presets and changes are given, pedalings are not.  Key signatures of C, D, F, and G are used. Only nine require lever shifts within the piece. These are the perfect addition to any repertoire and work particularly well on therapy harps of 22 strings. file size: 656 KB
                    Listen one of the included tunes, The Wedding Night.  

Click image for larger view of contents.
lead sheets- Renaissance dance tunes - lever or pedal harp




Volume IV Songs of America     ($5.00)

    More than 50 distinctly American songs are included in this set of lead sheets. While a few are recommended only for pedal harp, most work for lever harps and editing includes suggestions for lever changes and options for keys that account for 22 string harps. This is more than enough music for the kind of themed programs nursing homes enjoy and you'll be glad to have it around the Fourth of July and Memorial Day. Most of the requests you'll get are included.  When helpful separate parts are provided for pedal and lever harps. More info here.   zip file: 5.4 MB, 127 pages of printable music
lead sheets - harp - American music - 50 tunes




Angelic Proclamations
- an adjustable length medley for the Christmas Season  ($3.00)

    More often than not I'm asked to provide a prelude of unspecified length for an Advent or Christmas eve service.  This medley of carols, all of which have to do with Angelic Proclamations is my solution to the problem of what to list in the program.  These carols combined in lead sheet format complete with introduction and interludes will fill just about any amount of time needed. Played as notated, taking each repeat only once, the collection of Angelic carols will give you about 10 minutes of music. By repeating some carols fewer or more times, you can alter the length to suit the moment. Lever changes are marked, pedals are not.  zip archive: 456 KB
    Three versions:
            pedal harp: 8 pages, 12 carols
            lever harp: 8 pages, 11 carols (requires two sharps and optional B flat) (22 strings C-c, easily adapted for G-g)
            lever free harp: 7 pages, 10 carols (key of C)

Christmas sheet music for all harps: e-book


Free Short Cuts
: These may be downloaded immediately. We recommend these files be downloaded to your computer for printing instead of printing from the browser window. Printing from the browser window may fail to render an image. If you continue to have problems be sure you have a current version of the Adobe Reader and check to see if your printer can handle newer PDF files.  Mac users can sometimes correct a PDF that fails to print by making the downloaded file into a new PDF. Email us if you have problems.

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Cwm Rhondda: This hymn was sung for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding ceremony on April 20, 2011.


English Tunes Lord Willoughby, Putney Ferry, Greensleeves and Windsor Terrace in lead sheet format. All work for small harps. This set in a minor.
English Tunes Lord Willoughby, Putney Ferry, Greensleeves and Windsor Terrace in lead sheet format. All work for small harps. This set in e minor.
Two Carolan Tunes Bridget Cruise(2nd melody) and  Fanny Power in lead sheet format.

free Carolan tunes for harp

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