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This is friendly to harps the size of a Harpsicle's range and will requires no more than levers on F and C . 22 pages of music, notes, cover and table of contents.

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Collections for Harp


Short and Sweet collections consist of sets of full arrangements organized in useful sets. Each sheet music collection includes separate versions for pedal and lever harp when appropriate. In some instances, pieces are offered in transposed keys for harps without full levers. Because the editors feel it is easier to add fingerings you need than to remove fingerings you do not need, few are included in these arrangements. Lever changes are always indicated, pedal changes are sometimes indicated. Short and Sweet music includes only transcriptions and were originally designed for use outdoors so there are no page turns and when ever possible, arrangements fit on one page or two pages. A very few need to be placed three pages across the stand to avoid page turns. Own them all, print only the sheet music that you need.

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Short and Sweet Volume I: Lute and Guitar Transcriptions    $5.00
 
         22 string lever harp music
Nearly every piece included in this set can be played on all harps, including 22 string harps, C-c or G-g with levers on F, C and B. Some pieces are included in an additional (transposed) key(s) to accommodate the range of small harps or to accommodate partial levers. Lever changes included throughout, pedalings only on Españoleta. These charming, short pieces are perfect for student recitals, therapy harps and as filler music at weddings. Cover art and 20 pages of sheet music to print with bookmarks in the PDF to making printing only what you need easy, include these titles:
    Boismortier: Sarabande 
    Carcassi; Song  listen to a sample mp3
    Carulli: Waltz in A
    Carulli: Waltz 
    Devienne: Allegro
    Galilei: Saltarello (used by Respeghi in Ancient Airs and Dances)
    Küffner: Sonatina Op. 80 No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 10
    Sanz: Españoleta (requires a lever on G and includes a separate part for pedal harp  listen to a sample mp3
    Sor: Allegretto in C
    Sor: Andante in C
 beginning to intermediate level, click on image to right for large image of table of contents and sample of sheet music

harp solo sheet music collection: lute and guitar transcriptions, useful for wedding music and therapy harp
Short and Sweet Volume II: Bach, Bach, Bach, Bach     $5.00  
           22 string lever harp music
Each of these four transcriptions is offered in its original key with transpositions to accommodate the range of small harps and harps without full levers. Pedal changes are included. "Wachet Auf" includes lever changes while playing, while the other three have lever presets.  Fingerings are included in 22 pages of sheet music to print and cover art with bookmarks in the  PDF to making printing the sheet music you need easy . More info: click here. intermediate


Short and Sweet Volume III: Accessible Solos     $3.00         22 string lever harp music
Each of these early solos will build skills within the context of performable music. If you've worked through the exercises found on our Free Tutorials page, then you should be able to master the songs in this collection, adding to your repertoire. The entire set (five original compositions, one Irish tune from the 1792 Belfast Harp Festival, one Scottish tune, and one Renaissance dance) is suitable for 22 strings or more, no pedal changes, no lever changes, everthing in key of C.  14 pages, including cover art and bookmarks in the PDF to making printing only what you need easy . Click image for larger image of table of contents. More information: click here.  
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Short and Sweet Volume IV: Wedding Processionals and Recessionals for harp solo   $6.00       22 string lever harp music  
Seven processionals or recessionals for weddings, each with a version for pedal harp and for lever harp Jubilation (Fackler), Trumpet Tune (Purcell), Andante Largo from Voluntaries, Set II (John Stanley), Trumpet March (Clarke), March Napolitaine (Bochsa), Jupiter (Holst) and Pavane (Wachs).  Often brides want something that's a little bit different from what they think everyone else uses. These seven pieces offer just that kind of option. 44 pages including cover art. file size: 2.6 MB Click here for more information.  

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Short and Sweet Volume V:Seasonal Songs   $5.00
       22 string lever harp music    (one skill building version)   

Four useful songs for winter:
        Hymn to Saint Nicholas
        Gypsy Christmas Carol
        This Endris Night
         A Night in Bethlehem
         March from the Nutcracker
          The Huron Carol (with practice notes)
    More information and sound clips: click here
This Endris Night, Gypsy Christmas Carol, The Huron Carol, and A Night in Bethlehem are welcome additions to any harpist's Christmas repertoire. Hymn to Saint Nicholas is a song dear to anyone from the Netherlands and I carry it all year for them. Increasingly, clients want music for holiday parties that is secular and the March from the Nutcracker help to supply more music for the season that fits some corportate and governmental rules. For another secular song of the season, visit our catalog page for harp sheet music sold as individual titles to find a Romanian Santa Claus song for immediate, free download. Look for a free second harp part for Hymn to Saint Nicholas on the harp ensembles music page.  


Short and Sweet Volume VI: Small Lever Free Harp Solos   $4.00
      22 string lever harp music
This collection of sheet music for small harps includes 8 pieces of varying levels of difficulty, all configured for harps with no levers, like Harpsicles, 22 strings and larger (bottom note of C) tuned in the key of C. You'll find music for weddings, worship and just plain fun included in this versatile set for new harpists. 22 pages, including cover art with book marks in the  PDF to making printing only what you need easy.  For more information: click here   
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Short and Sweet Volume VII: Handel, Handel, Handel     $6.50
       22 string lever harp music        
 This sheet music collection for harp solo includes nine arrangements of music from Handel's Water Music, The Messiah, Rinaldo, Solomon and the beginning, most recognizable part of the harp concerto. All titles include a version for pedal harp, full size lever harp and small lever harps. See specific list below. Keys of C, F, G, D, B flat,  and E flat.  51 pages including cover art with a bookmarks in the  PDF to making printing only what you need easy. Pedals and lever changes are marked. Some fingerings included and a few include chord changes (listed below).  
intermediate level. Click image to right for larger view of the table of contents for this collection.


        Water Music: Allegro Moderato, Loure, Entree (includes chord changes) (D Suite)
        Rinaldo: Aria
        Harp Concerto (includes 2 lever free versions for different size harps)
        Messiah:  I Know My Redeemer Lives (with chord changes), Pastoral Symphony and He Shall Feed His Flocks
        Solomon: Queen of Sheba (with chord changes)

Save one(Allegro Moderato), all include an arrangement for harps as small as 26 strings. Six fit harps as small as 22 strings (Aria, Concerto, I Know My Redeemer, Loure, Pastoral Symphony and Queen of Sheba) Arrangements assume tuning in E flat. more info  

Handel Harp Concerto, Water Music, Queen of Sheba
Short and Sweet Volume VIII: A Bit of Baroque     $5.00
       22 string lever harp music  
This sheet music collection for harp solo includes seven arrangements of music from Baroque masters. Please note that only three fit small harps, with a range of C-c.
Click image at right for larger view of table of contents for this collection.


Bach, C.P.E.: Minuet in E flat
    separate parts for pedal and lever harps with an alternate, transposed part for lever harps tuned in C (requires levers on F)  
Bach, J.S.: Prelude in C
    separate parts for pedal and lever harps, original key of C only (requires levers on F, C, G, A, and B)
Danderieu: Gavotte in Rondo Form
    no accidentals, key of D
Vivaldi: Winter (Largo)
    separate parts for pedal and lever harps, requires levers on F, C and G
Vivaldi: Autumn (Allegro)
    separate parts for pedal and lever harps (fits harps as small as 22 strings, C-c, levers on B and E)
Vivaldi: Lute Concerto (Mvt. II, Largo)   LISTEN: Renaissance harp with organ accompaniment mp3  
    separate parts for pedal and lever harps (fits harps as small as 22 strings, C-c and G-g, requires F, C, G and B levers)
Ziploi: Little Fugue   LISTEN: midi generated mp3
    separate parts for pedal and lever harps (fits harps as small as 22 strings, C-c, requires levers on B)
Ziploi: Pastorale  
    no accidentals, key of C  (fits harps as small as 22 strings, C-c)
digital sheet music: Bach for harp

Short and Sweet Volume IX: Odd-Ludes     $6.50  
         Illinois sheet music for 22 string harps 
seven pieces for pedal or lever harp (beginning intermediate level)
with flexible titles: Prelude, Postlude or Meditation
by Barbara Ann Fackler

It’s nice to have the right music for the moment, hence the flexible titles. As long as the appropriate number is included, titles used may be: Prelude, Postlude, Meditation, Interlude or simply Odd-Lude.

There are seven “-ludes” in this collection, each with an odd number attached. There are no pieces missing from this collection; the omission of even numbers was deliberate. If they are performed as a set, it is preferable that the collective name (Odd-Ludes) be used along with the individual titles. This sheet music collection is laid out with no page turns during pieces.  

22 strings, C-c: Nr. 1, Nr. 5, Nr. 9, Nr. 11
26 strings, C-g Nr. 3
listen to Nr. 3  (real harp performance, mp3)
listen to Nr. 9: (midi generated mp3)
cover and title page with notes (PDF)


beginning intermediate solos for harp


Short and Sweet Volume X:Little Sketches     $6.50
          (suitable for 26 string harps)
Little Sketches are all related by their form and harmonic structure. The first was born of a predefined harmonic structure within which the piece took form. Each subsequent Sketch was based on the original theme with the goal of creating a different view of the source in each Sketch. As nine artists would all interpret a subject differently, each Sketch is a different interpretation of the original form. The harmonic structure of each is not identical, but is nearly so.

Little Sketches may be performed individually or as a set. When performed as a set of variations, all repeats may be omitted and Sketch Nr. 1 may be used as the coda.

key of C major

Sketches 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9 are playable as written on a small 26 string harp the likes of the Harpsicle or Ravenna 26.
Sketches 1, 2, and 5 are playable on a small 26 string harp if played one octave higher than written.
An alternate version of Sketch Nr. 8 is included to accomodate the range of small, 26 string harps, bass clef C to high G above the treble staff.
An extra version of Sketch Nr. 1 with chord changes is included. Keep in mind that some of the Sketches vary slightly from the original chord progression.

(hint: in the first section of Nr. 9, find the triad shape hidden in the pattern and place each group on the beat, then play the bottom two notes leaving the last note to be played with your thumb on the "and" of the beat. Cross LH over RH for the third group in the pattern, keeping RH on the middle group.) This is great preparation for arpeggios.   See the sample image  for placing and practice suggestions (opens in new window).


listen to Nr. 1 (real harp mp3) (This is the Sketch that was published in the winter 2011 issue of the Folk Harp Journal)
listen to Nr. 2 (real harp mp3)
listen to Nr. 3 (real harp mp3)
listen to Nr. 4 (real harp mp3)
listen to Nr. 5 (real harp mp3)
listen to Nr. 6 (midi generated mp3)
listen to Nr. 8 (midi generated mp3)
listen to Nr. 9 (opens YouTube video) see image below for hints regarding practicing and placing
fingering suggestion for Little Sketch Nr. 9 for harp solo

samples: click each image for a larger view in a new window:

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Click here to immediately download a free copy of the sheet music for Little Sketch Nr. 1 for harp solo(PDF).

Little Sketches: harp solo sheet music
Short and Sweet Volume XI: Chicago Serenade   $6.50
       
Seven movements for lever harp with preset accidentals or pedal harp with pedal changes marked. Intermediate level.  37 pages, separate parts for lever and pedal harp, some fingerings, and program notes. Approximately 12 min. of music.

titles:
    1. Three's a Charm (in honor of the Palmer House)
    2. South Side Planxty (in honor of Irish immigrants)
    3. To the World (in honor of Lyon & Healy)
    4. Triumph (in honor of the birth of the skyscraper)
    5. Looking Up (in honor of the first planetarium in the Western Hempishere)
    6. Daily-Daley Rag (in honor of two newspapers and two mayors)
    7. Krakowiak dla Seweryna (in honor of Polish immigrants)

Click images for larger sample:
lever harp sheet music: jazz/blues       lever harp sheet music: jazz/blues   sheet music for lever and pedal harp


sheet music for lever and pedal harp Chicago Serenade


Short and Sweet Volume XII:
the Celebration of Love

       $6.50
This set includes five original compositions for use at celebrations, weddings, and anniversaries. Keys of C and G, beginning intermediate level. 12 pages

        High Spirits (pedal or lever harp, minimum 22 strings C-c)
        Pure Joy (pedal or lever harp, minimum 22 strings C-c) listen mp3 opens in new window
        Delight (pedal or lever harp, minimum 23 strings C-d)   listen mp3 opens in new window
        My Heart's Treasure (2 versions, one for lever harp, minimum 18 strings C-a and one for pedal)
        Forever (2 versions, one for lever harp, minimum 22 strings C-c and one for pedal) listen mp3 opens in new window
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Short and Sweet Volume XIII: Pleasantries & Diversions: Music of America
      $5.00
This set includes all the music of American included on the CD Pleasantries & Diversions.
     Separate lever/pedal harp parts included for The Banks of the Pleasant Ohio, How Can I Keep From Singing, Hush-a-Bye and All the Pretty Little Horses.

The Banks of the Pleasant Ohio (key of Eb modulating to F)
How Can I Keep From Singing (pedal harp: key of F, to Bb, to Eb) (lever harp: all the key of C)
What Wondrous Love is This? (also included in The Sacred Lever Harp)  (D dorian)
Simple Gifts (also included in The Sacred Lever Harp) (C major)
Hush-a Bye (Rock-a-Bye Baby) (pedal harp and lever harp: key of F, to Bb to Eb) 
All the Pretty Little Horses (pedal harp: Cm to Bbm to Abm) (lever harp: Cm to Gm to Dm)


Short and Sweet Volume XIV: Pleasantries & Diversions: Dances
      ready soon

This set includes all the dances from the CD Pleasantries & Diversions  except  Silberjahr-Ländler (available separately in print from Melody's Music in TX or from our website or in digitial form in Short and Sweet Volumne XVI).
Westphalia Waltz (key of G)
Saltarello (key of D)
Pavane d’Espagne (key of C)
Italiana (pedal harp only)
Siciliana (pedal harp only)

Short and Sweet Volume XV: Pleasantries & Diversions: Music of Europe
       ready soon

This set includes the European music from the CD Pleasantries & Diversions:
    Each title includes a separate version for pedal and lever harps, pedals and levers marked.
I Would Love You All the Day (Over the Hills and Far Away) (key of F to Ab)
Greensleeves (key of Em)
Three Variants on Kingsfold (key of D to A) 
La Rosa Enflorece (key of Eb, no accidentals, set in natural minor)
The Snow It Melts the Soonest (key of Am) s
Irish Fantasia (Londonderry Air) (key of Eb)

Short and Sweet Volume XVI:Pleasantries & Diversions: Original Works
   pedal harp sheet music lever harp sheet music Pleasantries & Diversions sheet music for harp

Silberjahr-Ländler Nr. 1-4 by D.K. Fackler (includes separate versions for pedal and lever harps, multiple keys)
Promises by Barbara Ann Fackler  



Short and Sweet Volume XVII:Pleasantries & Diversions: Small Harp Friendly    $6.25
   This is friendly to harps the size of a Harpsicle's range and will requires no more than levers on F and C . 22 pages of music, notes, cover and table of contents.
How Can I Keep From Singing (shortened, key of C)
I Would Love You All the Day (shortened, key of C)
Simple Gifts
(shortened, key of C)
Westphalia Waltz (key of G)
Saltarello (key of D)
Pavane d'Espagne (key of C)
The Snow It Melts the Soonest (key of Am with F# accidental)
All the Pretty Little Horses (shortened, key of D)
Irish Fantasia (key of C)


Short and Sweet Volume XVIII: The Sacred Lever Harp    $7.00 

Sacred Lever Harp digital sheet musiclever harp sacred solos

This book is now out of print and offered only in digital format. It's delivered in a folder, not as a bundled PDF to make printing individual titles easier as well as to be more friendly to iPad and tablet use. More info at our page for The Sacred Lever harp.

sheet music for harp: lever harp, pedal harp: free second harp parts. The Sacred Lever Harp

Free sheet music for harps: These may be downloaded immediately.

Handel Largo from Xerxes  
Rhiwabon  in e minor(one #) for 22 string harps, G-g
Rhiwabon  in c minor(3 flats) for 22 string harps, G-g
Rhiwabon   in a minor(all natural) for 22 string harps, C-c
an easier version of Handel's Largo, created especially for Northern Harpsong (lever changes indicated)    
            This pared down version works on a 22 string lever harp, G-g. If you want one for C-c, email me.

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