Claudia’s Musical Arrangements

This is the Full List of Harp Arrangements

by Claudia Place

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Most ensemble arrangements come with a score plus separate sheets for each part.

Title Solo/ensemble • Key Signature • Difficulty level & Description Price

After the Ball Is Over

Choose from two versions 

 Solo for pedal harp

or

Ensemble for 3 lever harps

pedal harp solo OR ensemble for 3 lever harps • C major • easy/intermediate

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This familiar waltz written in 1892 by Charles Harris, is available both for lever and pedal harp. Choose which version is for you. Easy and fun to play. Delightful to the listener!

 

Pedal harp Solo: $6.00

 

Ensemble: $8.00

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Amazing Grace

2 lever harps with optional harp 3 and 4 • G major • easy to moderately easy

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This well-loved piece is delightfully and simply arranged for two lever harps with optional parts  for a third and fourth part included. Harp I, II, and III can easily be played on a 22 string harp. Harp II can be played by any solo instrument such as flute, oboe, clarinet or even handbells or orchestral bells for a beautiful contrast. Flowing and familiar with only one lever change. Probably the most beloved hymn of the last two centuries.  You’ll have everyone singing along with this one.

 

$8.00

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Angels and the Shepherds

4 lever harps • G major • easy/intermediate

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This piece reflects the happiness of the shepherds, who while keeping watch over their flocks by night, saw a bright light with angels appear telling them the good news that a savior was born. The joy and movement of this song fills our hearts with joy!

Not for the beginner harper, but split parts make it a doable duet for beginner/intermediate players.

 

$8.00

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Annie Laurie

3 lever harps • C major • easy 

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This traditional Scottish favorite arranged for three harps uses a nice marriage of harmony in harp II and III with harp I playing the melody. An easy learn for less experienced harpers and yet presents itself well. Perfect for nursing homes as residents will be familiar with the tune. Always a winner! And, only one lever change.

 

$7.00

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Ash Grove

4 lever harps • G major • easy

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This wonderful flowing tune has many renditions with different, well known lyrics. Each of the four music parts has been written for various levels of experience accommodating different levels of skill. All parts are written in treble clef and are playable on a 26 string harp. The arrangement still works if only three harps are available.  One simple lever change.

$6.00

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Aura Lee

3 lever harps • C major • easy

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This easy to play old Civil War ballad was revised in 1956 when it became known as Love Me Tender and popularized by Elvis Presley. You’ll hear everyone humming along with this well known lyrical song. Eighth notes keep this old ballad flowing yet simple for three harps. All parts written in treble clef. Harp III comes in bass clef, too for those who prefer it. Guitar chords included. Playable on a 26 string harp.

 

$6.00

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Ballin’ the Jack

pedal harp solo • F major • intermediate

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This popular 1913 ragtime dance tune is really fun to play with a slap bass and 1/8 notes swing. Arranged for pedal harp only. Quite a few pedal changes which require an intermediate player to accomplish well. Melody by Chris Smith. Worth the effort and awesome for the listener!

 

$7.00

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Beautiful Dreamer

3 lever harps • C major • easy

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This well beloved tune was possibly the last song ever written by famous Stephen Foster.

All parts are simple to play. Success is a certainty. No lever changes. A dreamy tune, sure to please.

 

$8.00

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Christmas Carols for Ensembles

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Away in a Manger

O Tannenbaum

All three pieces written in treble clef.

3 lever harps with optional harp 4 and 5 • C/G major • easy/intermediate

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Three favorites nicely arranged for friends to sing along. Chords included for other instruments to join in. All three carols written in treble clef and are playable on a 26 string harp. No lever changes.

O Come, All Ye Faithful is written with additional parts for four and five harps. Harp five being more challenging but adds interest and color. Still only one lever change.

Away in a Manger, Written in the key of  G major making it simple to continue right into  O Come All Ye Faithful or vise versa. Comes with an optional harp IV which although is more difficult, it lays nicely in the hands.

O Tannenbaum in 3/4 time in the key of C will be appreciated by the relatively new harper for its’ ease of performance. No lever changes and a great sound. All three carols are written in the treble clef and can be played on a 26 string harp.

 

$12.00

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

4 lever harps • G major • easy/intermediate

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A familiar piece to the liturgical world. Excellent for communion services or most anytime of the year. Inspirational yet stimulating rhythm for nice movement. Harp one and harp two play simple melody or harmony lines while harp three and four fill the accompaniment with grand arpeggiated chords. Satisfying to play and no lever changes.

 

$9.00

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Danny Boy

3 lever harps • C major • easy/intermediate

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Three varied stanzas with short interludes between. Plush four fingered arpeggios in the last section are split between two harpers or they can be combined for more advanced players. Lots of variety, yet still works on a 26 string harp. No lever changes.

 

$8.00

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Greensleeves Variations

3 lever harps • G minor • easy/intermediate

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A more truly loved piece probably doesn’t exist. This variation is arranged for three lever harps and has an optional harp four if you have that extra player. The complexity of the 16th notes in harp II is divided into two hands making it quite manageable for an intermediate harper. A few lever changes. Harp I and II are an easy learn. The melody will linger on.

 

$12.00

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The Harp Weaver 

voice and harp (pedal or lever harp) • B flat or C major • intermediate

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A breathtaking ballad with music composed by Claudia Place. Her musical intentions were to deepen the emotional message of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s famous Ballad of the Harp Weaver with her musical interpretation.

Available in two different keys to suit your vocalist and two versions for harp. One less difficult arrangement for lever harp plus a slightly more difficult one for pedal harp.

Be sure to specify your choice of key signature and instrumentation desired when ordering.

 

$15.00

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In the Bleak Midwinter

3 lever harps Key of F major easy

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A familiar yet simple melody with a very manageable left hand makes harp one an easy task. No lever changes. Harp two and three add lots of eight notes  and lovely arpeggios for a pleasant listening and playing experience.

 

$10.00

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I Wonder As I Wander

pedal or lever harp solo • G minor • intermediate

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The haunting beauty of this well known melody will inspire your desire to play this arrangement over and over. A few challenging measures are worth the effort for some captivating moments. No lever changes.

$8.00

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Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair

3 lever harps • G major • easy

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The simple harp I and harp III parts allow all levels to participate in this endearing Stephen Foster folk tune. You’ll want your best harper for Harp II to give this arrangement its’ sparkle but in other respects it’s quite accessible. One lever change.

 

$8.00

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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

pedal or lever harp solo • G major • intermediate

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One of the most requested pieces of music for weddings and special occasions. A must for every one’s repertoire. Good fingering, which is provided in this arrangement, is the secret  to playing this piece with fluidity and ease. Only one lever change.

 

$7.00

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Just As I Am

4 lever harps • D and G major • easy/intermediate

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Five separate harp parts create a truly full sound to this old chestnut. Beginning in the key of D, a shared arpeggio takes you into the key of G for an uplifting change featuring close harmony. The combination of lush chords and broken arpeggios make this suitable for intermediate players. A 26 string harp works nicely on three of the five harp parts. This gospel hymn is particularly appropriate for communion services.

 

$10.00

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Londonderry Aire

3 lever harps • E flat • intermediate

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With three harps making their appealing heavenly sounds together, you’ll hear this most famous Irish tune like never before.

Effective harmonics and stunning chordal structure elevate the already inherent beauty of this most adored song to a new level. One lever change.

The book includes eight full page stunning pictures taken on a recent trip to Ireland showing its’ charming quaintness and bucolic scenery setting the stage for this highly recognized melody.

 

 

$15.00

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Lord of the Dance

5 lever harps • G and D major • intermediate

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Looking for a challenging and lively arrangement? Well… here it is! Arranged for lever harp and designed to keep you awake changing levers. Harp I, II and II can be played on a 26 string harp. Harp V has a wealth of scale-like passages showing your harper’s skill and enthusiasm. It’s fun to play this lively, entertaining rendition. Key changes within the piece give it a real lift and keeps the joy of playing it in motion. Once learned, it’s hard to put down this “showy” tune since it’s so much fun to play. Terrific for any ensemble recital. Applause is guaranteed!

 

$15.00

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New Dimensions for Five Traditional Hymn Tunes

Brethren We Have Come to Worship

Amazing Grace

Nearer My God to Thee

Morning Has Broken

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

 

Duets for two lever harps tuned in Eb • Multiple key signatures • intermediate

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Harps tuned in the key of Eb are required for playing these cleverly written traditional hymn tunes. New Dimensions consisting of five tunes was reviewed by Jan Jennings in The Harp Column in 2011 where she described in detail the workings of the pieces  with comments of interest, cleverness and uniqueness about the collection .

Probably most riveting of the duets is Brethren,  We Have Come to Worship which has several key changes without excessive lever flipping. Nearer My God to Thee and Morning Has Broken uniquely change keys to awaken the listener’s attention to the unexpected . These key modulations bring an uplifting, fascination to the hymns.  Amazing Grace and Praise to the Lord have no lever changes, but persist with their own distinctiveness.  Don’t miss the uniqueness of these five duets. Unlike anything you’ve played before. Pull-out separate sheets  for each part are included for your players.

 

$20.00

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Now the Green Blade Riseth

3 lever harps • E minor • easy/intermediate

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The perfect piece for the season of lent and Easter dating back to the late 1800’s. With lyrics written by an Anglican clergyman, John Macleod Crum, a powerful message is conveyed of despair, great hope and the return of love and life. “Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.”

Harp one plays an obligato using eighth notes while harp two and three contribute the melody and a simple line of mostly open fifths. An easy piece to put together. In addition, using Harp one is perfect for a hammered dulcimer to play adding a very unique sound. One lever change.

$8.00

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

pedal or lever harp with flute • E minor • easy/intermediate

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Rejoice! Rejoice! The perfect hymn for advent! Known also as Veni, Veni, Immanuel. With text dating back to the 8th century and tune originally a 15th century chant tune, you can bet it will survive many more centuries.

Arranged for solo voice or instrument and a harp accompaniment. Two harpers could each play one staff to further simplify the music. The accompaniment gives  a solid feeling of movement providing a supportive, rhythmical foundation. A change to full arpeggiated chords brings that feeling of rejoicing to a conclusion. No lever changes.

 

$6.00

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Pachelbel’s Canon in D

lever harp solo • D major • easy/intermediate

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A traditional piece appropriate everywhere and anytime. Especially known for wedding processionals, you’ll find this piece will be on your most requested list. Easy to repeat sections when needed for lengthy processionals.  All fingering is provided to make this piece smoothly playable.

No lever changes.

 

$6.00

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Praise Him With Harp

Ten very easy hymns:

  • Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
  • For the Beauty of the Earth
  • Just As I Am
  • Let There Be peace on Earth
  • This Is My Father’s World
  • Of the Father’s Love Begotten
  • Kum Ba Yah
  • Break Thou the Bread of Life
  • When Love Is Found
  • Wonderful Words of Life

 

lever harp solo • multiple key signatures • easy/intermediate

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Imagine! Ten hymns all in one place that play along easily and flawlessly while the harmonies fill the  arrangements with pleasing musical tones. These pieces fill the bill for early success. All familiar and easy to play. Only one lever change which appears in Let There Be Peace on Earth.

$12.00

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Souls of Angels (original solo by C. Place)

lever harp solo • G major • intermediate

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Composed by Claudia Place as a tribute to her mother, Verda Angel, who died in 1976. She was aptly named as she lived up to her name “Angel” always. A lyrical melody with “floating” eighth notes.  No lever changes. Originally composed for piano yet quite playable on the harp, too. And what better instrument to honor “angel” than a harp!

 

$8.00

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

pedal harp solo • C major • intermediate

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An exciting, fast paced song known to the sports world to greet the baseball season with enthusiasm and anticipation. Lots of fun ideas run through the arrangement for one pedal harp including harmonics, lots of fun glissandos and xylophone effects. A hoot to play. More difficult than most but worth the effort to “pitch the ball over the plate” for a home run arrangement.

 

$8.00

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There is a Balm in Gilead

4 lever harps • F major • easy

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An old African-American spiritual appropriate for the lenten and Easter church services.

Four harps allows an abundance of full, rich harmony.  Can be played with only three harpers if need be. Scale-like phrases and arpeggiated chords make for a lavish presentation. No lever changes.

$10.00

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Three Carols for Two Harpers-

T’was in the Moon of Wintertime

Rock-a-Bye My Dear Little Boy

O Little Town of Bethlehem

2 lever harps • G minor, F major, G major • intermediate

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Two intermediate harpers will do justice to these noted Christmas tunes. All parts playable on lever harps. The minor key signature of  T’was in the Moon of Wintertime lends a mystique to an already lovely tune.

LEVERS ETC?

 

$16.00

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

lever harp solo • D major • easy/intermediate

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Everyone knows this simple tune and words from a poem by Jane Taylor in 1806. A happy bright tune in the key of D major to put a “twinkle” in anyone’s day.  A fun arrangement for solo harp with even a young harpist able to master without too much practice. No lever changes.

The bright and sparkling words to Ms. Taylor’s poem are included in this book.

 

$8.00

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Waiting (original solo by C. Place)

lever harp solo • F major • easy

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This piece composed by Claudia Place reflects the countless hours we spend “just waiting”. Hours linger and we think of upcoming events, solve small issues, play games with ourselves, sing to ourselves or even just meditate. Whatever we do or not do, this music just travels along with us to “no where” with a background of redundant beat.

 

$7.00

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The Water Is Wide

3 lever harps • G major • easy/intermediate

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Throughout this popular British love song based on “Waly, Waly”, a feeling of flowing water reinforces the theme. This easy to play piece includes two versions of harp I, simplified and two hands plus a version combining harp I and III. Only two simple lever changes throughout. Harp 3 is suitable for a 23 string harp. A simple movement of key change from G to C and then returning to G provides relief and interest to the folk lyric gem.

 

$10.00

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Welcome, Little One

Rock-a-bye- Baby

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Hush Little Baby, Don’t You Cry

You Are My Sunshine

Brahm’s Lullaby

Prayer from Hansel and Gretel

Pretty Baby

3 lever harps • multiple key signatures • intermediate

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Babies are our hope and joy. All seven tunes bring nourishing, comforting sounds to welcome babies to this new world. Great for any event celebrating early childhood and especially baby showers.

This arrangement sits well in the hand making it less difficult than it appears.  Familiar chords and easy, relaxing tempos also simplify the ease of playing.

Book is available in pink or blue. Please specify.

 

$18.00

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What Wondrous Love Is This?

3 lever harps • E minor • easy/intermediate

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Quickly recognized by everyone, this tune will sweep your emotions to a high after just a few measures.  Lyrical and soulful with a mystical obligato softly moving throughout. 

$7.00

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Winter Harp Fun

 Jingle Bells 

Frosty the Snowman 

3 Lever harps • Key of G • intermediate

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The fun never stops with either of these two all time jovial winter favorites. Frolic along with the good time you’ll have entertaining yourself and the audience big or small.

Hand out some small bells to the crowd, young or old, and let them “jingle away” while you provide the music.

 

 

$15.00

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Your First Amazing Moments at the Harp

Includes 10 easy songs

  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Down in the Valley
  • Oh Shenendoah
  • Silent Night
  • Joy to the World
  • Amazing Grace
  • Also included for trios is Skater’s Waltz and lastly, for four harps is Pachelbel’s Canon, Clementine, and Blowin’ in the Wind
35 pages of familiar songs • C,G,D,F major • easy

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Ten favorites included for beginners who, although new to the harp are anxious to play “real” songs. Several songs have additional harp parts so you can play with a fellow “new to the harp” friend. No lever changes.

 

 

$16.00

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