This new edition includes the original book of solo arrangement along with new supplemental books that contain second and third harp parts, treble instrument parts and bass instrument parts. This is a comprehensive and extremely versatile volume!
Now available directly from us and from other select vendors.
Available as a complete set, solos and treble and bass clef parts. Single titles may be found on our page for harp solos.
The second harp parts are available for free. Please email if you're interested in these parts.
This volume of The Sacred Lever Harp is virtually identical to the original publication, with errata corrected only. Some of the sound files here include expanded versions. Because the supplemental parts go with the original solos, the original format has been maintained for this collection.
The solos exist independently of the ensemble parts which may be added as you wish. Harp duo parts can be combined with the instrumental parts as you wish. While the treble parts were created with flute in mind, any C instrument with the proper range can play them. The same is true of the bass clef parts which were created for cello. Adapt as needed. The intent of these arrangements is that they be accessible to as many harpists as possible
From the arranger: “I have watched my students make creative use of this music, showing me interesting combinations and alterations as they incorporated their own ideas to the notes on the page. They’d pair two hymns together, not always using all of each, making my arrangements into their own personal expression. They have embellished the music by expanding chords, repeating sections, or changing octaves. It is my hope that you will do the same.”
Titles with audio files:
Hymn of Thanksgiving
O God Our Help in Ages Past
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Often used at Maundy Thursday or Good Friday services, this is also appropriate for communion services. Small harp friendly (with levers).
A lovely Shaker hymn, suitable for all year, small harp friendly.
Wondrous Love is This?
Used year round, this is specifically appropriate during Lent, also used sometimes on Palm Sunday.
O the Deep, Deep Love
Useful all year, often on Easter, this useful arrangement is easy to keep at the ready. Advanced intermediate, especially for lever harp because of multiple lever changes throughout. Lever changes are indicated, pedals are not.
Come Thou Almighty King
Intermediate: Useful throughout the church year and is often found during Christmas season, Holy Week, Easter season, Day of Pentecost and ordinary worship settings.
According to Thy Gracious Word
More information here The recording below includes the treble part from the ensemble parts. The solo video in on the linked page.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Children of the Heavenly Father
Holy, Holy, Holy
This hymn is included in many hymnals, across many denominations. Intermediate.
Whisper a Prayer
This recording includes the optional treble clef instrument with the solo. Available from Melody's Music in TX.
Samples and descriptions below.