Music for Harp & Strings

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    Gretchen Cover on #217261

    Elegy for harp and strings by multiple Emmy winner composer Lee Holdridge. Also Ballet Fantasy for Strings and Harp by Lee Holdridge. Contact the composer for music. Rental. http://www.leeholdridge.com


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    MusikFind1 on #217282

    More titles with publisher details.
    Editions by Dominique Piana

    Holý, Alfred (b Oporto, PT, 5 August 1866; d Vienna, 6 May 1948)
    Legend for harp and string quartet, ed. D. Piana
    Full score with separate harp and string parts, all included. For sale
    Pub. Editions Harpiana Publications

    Harpiana Publications

    Holý – Legend for harp and string quartet, ed. D. Piana

    Stix, Carl (b Vienna, 1860; d 1909)
    Legende, op. 141; Serious Piece for String Orchestra with Harp, ed. D. Piana
    Full Score (8 pp.) RR131 For sale
    Harp Part: (4 pp.) RR132 Difficulty: 5. For sale
    String Parts: RR133 For sale
    Pub. Editions Harpiana Publications

    Stix, C. – Legende, Serious Piece for String Orchestra with Harp, ed. D. Piana, Full Score


    Program note: http://livermoreamadorsymphony.org/programs/LASYO-prog2015.pdf
    [originally published by Johann André in Offenbach am Main in 1896 with organ]
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    Legende, Op 141, Carl Stix, 2015 08 08 LASYO Livermore Amador Symphony Youth Orch


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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #218059

    You asked about pieces for strings and harp. That is a very popular category for 20th century composers. If you can find an old printed catalog from ASCAP or BMI, you can read through them for pieces with that instrumentation, or ask a music librarian who can access a database that sorts by instrumentation (I think orchestral librarians have this).
    Romanze by Leo Weiner is for solo cello, soloistic harp and strings. It’s challenging and beautiful.
    Notturno by Irving Fine for harp/strings is rather well-known.
    There are hundreds more, but it takes some searching to find them. You can also look in the catalogs of Lou Harrison and Alan Hovhaness for such works.


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    emma-graham on #218068

    I was introduced to these two by the harpist Eleanor Turner. Rise by Ben Rimmer and Haven by Alie Robertson…


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    Gretchen Cover on #218087

    Emma, I know Rise by Rimmer is published but is Haven by Robertson available?


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    emma-graham on #218091

    I’m not sure Gretchen. The composer’s contact page via her website is here. https://www.ailierobertson.com/hire-us/ It might be worth dropping her a message to see if is available. The harpist is Eleanor Turner. I might be seeing her tomorrow so if I get the chance I will ask her.


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    MusikFind1 on #218734

    An up-date of the Nieweg Chart: Harp with strings (2018) is attached.
    It is also posted on the website SOLC – Symphony Orchestra Library Center in the right hand Chart column.
    Thanks to all who sent in titles and details.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #219422

    Another fine work for solo harp and strings is Joaquin Turina’s Tema y Variazioni.
    I have an old printed ASCAP catalog that I searched through and I remember finding many pieces for harp and strings, not solo works necessarily, but I never extracted a list from it, and it may be all American composers. Peggy Stuart Coolidge and Peggy Glanville-Hicks both wrote such works, I think.
    I have a piece by Gretchaninov for harp and strings I’ve yet to premiere.


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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #220730

    Elgar’s Sospiri is a great example of this genre, as well as Serenade (I think). I went through my list and most of the works were solo parts, or seem to be, or for flute, harp and strings. So we need more works composed for this eloquent genre.

    HARP AND STRINGS REPERTOIRE
    compiled by Saul Davis Zlatkovski, from BMI and ASCAP printed catalogs (1971, 1966)

    N.B.: The harp is a continuo instrument, and therefore may be used for continuo playing in music before the 19th century.

    ANDRIESSEN, HENDRIK VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY COUPERIN FLUTE HARP STR HENMAR ASCAP
    ANTILL, JOHN FIVE AUSTRALIAN LYRICS HARP STR BOOSEY 13′ ASCAP
    APOSTEL, HANS ERICH ADAGIO FOR TWO HARPS, CEL., PIANO, STR UNIVERSAL 22′ BMI
    BACH, J.S./SOPKIN, HENRY CONCERTO FOR TWO VIOLINS HARP STR ASCAP
    BACH, J.S./ZANDONAI PRELUDE FOR HARP, ORGAN, STR RICORDI 5′ BMI
    BALAZS, FREDERIC EVENING SONG SATB, HARP, STR ACA 9′ BMI
    BANKS, DON ELIZABETHAN MINIATURES FLUTE, HARP, CELLO, STR SCHOTT 8′ BMI
    BAX, ARNOLD CONCERTO FOR BASSOON HARP STR CHAPPELL 12′ ASCAP
    BRAHMS/SEVITSKY, FABIEN TWO SONGS VOICE HARP STR ASCAP
    BRESGEN, CESAR VISIONS FOR FLUTE, HARP AND STRINGS DOBLINGER 20′ BMI
    CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, MARIO SIX SCOTTISH SONGS TENOR, HARP, STR UNPUB. 30′ ASCAP
    CHILDS, BARNEY CONCERTO FOR ENGLISH HORN, HARP, STR, PERC ACA 15′ BMI
    CHOPIN-WILSON, MORTIMER TWO PRELUDES HARP STRINGS WITMARK ASCAP
    CHOU, WEN-CHUNG TO A WAYFARER CLARINET, HARP, PERC, STR ACA 9′ BMI
    COULTHARD, JEAN THE BIRD OF DAWNING SINGETH ALL NIGHT LONG FOR VIOLA, HARP, STR 9′ BMI
    DAMASE, JEAN-MICHELE BALLADE FOR FLUTE, HARP STRINGS BILLAUDOT
    DAMASE, JEAN-MICHELE CONCERTINO HARP STRINGS ELKAN-VOGEL 15′ ASCAP
    DANA, WALTER ARIA AND INTERLUDE FOR STRINGS AND HARP DANA 8′ BMI
    DEBUSSY, CLAUDE DANSES SACREE ET PROFANE DURAND 8′
    DELIUS, FREDERICK SERENADE FROM HASSAN HARP STR BOOSEY 3′ ASCAP
    DUBENSKY, ARCADY MEDITATION HARP STR 5′ ASCAP
    ELGAR, EDWARD SOSPIRI 6′
    EPPERT, CARL SERENADE OBOE CLARINET HARP STR 8′ ASCAP
    FILAS, THOMAS RHAPSODY OBOE HARP STR 7′ ASCAP
    FINE, IRVING NOTTURNO HARP STR BOOSEY 15′ ASCAP
    FRANCAIX, JEAN CHACONNE FOR HARP AND 11 STRINGS SCHOTT 10′ BMI
    FRANCAIX, JEAN CONCERTO FOR TWO HARPS AND 11 STRINGS SCHOTT 15′ BMI
    DE FRUMERIE, GUNNAR PASTORAL SUITE FLUTE HARP STR NORDISKA 12′ ASCAP
    GALLON, NOEL FANTAISIES HARP STRINGS BARON 14′ ASCAP
    GENZMER, HARALD CONCERTO FOR HARP AND STRINGS PETERS 20′ BMI
    GIORDANO, UMBERTO LARGO AND FUGA HARP, ORGAN, STRINGS RICORDI 8′ BMI
    GOULD, MORTON HARVEST VIBRA. HARP STR CHAPPELL 12′ ASCAP
    GRANDJANY, MARCEL ARIA IN CLASSICAL STYLE FOR HARP AND STRINGS ASSOCIATED 4′ BMI
    GRETCHANINOFF, ALEXANDER CONCERTO FOR FLUTE HARP STRINGS LEEDS ASCAP
    GRETACHANINOFF, ALEXANDER TRIPTIQUE HARP STR LEEDS 12′ ASCAP
    HAIEFF, ALEXEI ECLOGUE CHAPPELL 12′ ASCAP
    HANSON, HOWARD CONCERTO FOR ORGAN HARP STR FISCHER 18′ ASCAP
    HANSON, HOWARD SERENADE FLUTE HARP STR FISCHER 6′ ASCAP
    HARRISON, JULIUS PRELUDE MUSIC FOR HARP AND STRINGS 1912
    HANUS, JAN CONCERTO DOPPIO FOR OBOE, HARP, STRINGS, PERC. JOSHUA 20′ BMI
    HARRISON, LOU SUITE FOR VIOLIN, STRINGS, 2 HARPS, PIANO, CELESTA PEER 40′ BMI
    HAUFRECHT, HERBERT WALTZ FOR GUITAR, HARP(S), STRINGS ACA 4′ BMI
    HENZE, HANS WERNER DOUBLE CONCERTO OBOE HARP STRINGS SCHOTT 18′ BMI
    HOVHANESS, ALAN CONCERTO FOR HARP AND STRINGS ACA 11′ BMI
    HOVHANESS, ALAN THE HOLY CITY FOR TRUMPET, CHIME, HARP, STR PETERS 4′ BMI
    HOVHANESS, ALAN SYMPHONY NO. 16 FOR HARP, PERC, STR PETERS 16′ BMI
    JACOBI, FREDERICK RHAPSODY FOR HARP AND STR LEEDS 10′ ASCAP
    KLOESS, WILFRIED KAPRIZIOESES STAENDCHEN FLUTE HARP, PIANO STR COLOMBO 11′ ASCAP
    MARTIN, FRANK THREE DANCES FOR OBOE, HARP, STR UNIVERSAL 19′ BMI
    MARTIN, FRANK PETITE SYMPHONIE CONCERTANTE HARP, HARPSICHORD, PIANO, STR. 22′ UNIVERSAL
    MARTINON, JEAN SYMPHONIETTE TIMPANI, HARP, PIANO, STR RICORDI 17′ ASCAP
    MENOTTI CANTILENA E SCHERZO HARP AND STRINGS SCHIRMER 15′ ASCAP
    MOURANT, WALTER AIR AND SCHERZO HARP, OBOE STRINGS ASSOCIATED 7′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER BLUE HORIZONS HARP AND STRINGS ACA 3′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER DARK FOREST HARP, PERC. STR ACA 5′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER ECSTASY CLAR. HARP STR ACA 4′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER LULLABY FOR LOVERS HARP AND STR ACA 3′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER PRELUDE AND RONDO CLAR HARP STR ACA 9′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST OBOE HARP STR ACA 9′ BMI
    MOURANT, WALTER SLEEPY HOLLOW SUITE AMP 12′ BMI
    NEWMAN, THEODORE SONG FOR HARP AND STRINGS 6′ BMI
    NYSTROEM, GOESTA PARTITA FOR FLUTE HARP STR S.T.I.M. 16′ ASCAP
    OSIECK, HANS ROMANCE FOR FLUTE HARP STR HENMAR 8′ ASCAP
    PANUFNIK, ANDRZEJ SINFONIA CONCERTANTE FLUTE HARP STRINGS 20′
    PAPINEAU-COUTURE, JEAN OSTINATO HARP PIANO STR CMC 3′
    PISTON, WALTER CAPRICCIO FOR HARP AND STRINGS AMP 8′ BMI
    PISTON, WALTER FANTASY ENGLISH HORN, HARP, STR AMP 10′ BMI
    ROUSSEAU, MARCEL SAMUEL VARIATIONS PASTORALE SUR UN VIEUX NOEL HARP STR BARON
    ROUSSEL, ALBERT LE MARCHAND DE SABLE QUI PASSE FLUTE, HORN, HARP, STR. ESCHIG 17′
    SCHNITTKE, ALFRED CONCERTO FOR OBOE, HARP, STRINGS UNIVERSAL 16′
    SKORZENY, FRITZ CONCERTO FOR OBOE, HARP, STRINGS DOBLINGER 20′
    SOMERS, HARRY SUITE FOR HARP AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (STR) BERANDOL 18′
    SPORCK, GEORGES FANTASIE CAPRICE FOR HARP AND ORCHESTRA? ESCHIG
    STURZENBERGER, RICHARD CONCERTO NO. 3 FOR CELLO, HARP AND STRINGS SCHOTT 23′
    TAKACZ, JENO MEDITATION, OP. 66A OBOE HARP STR DOBLINGER 4′
    THOMSON, VIRGIL AUTUMN CONCERTINO HARP STR PERC G. SCHIRMER 10′ ASCAP
    TOURNIER, MARCEL FEERIE HARP STR BARON 10′
    TURINA, JOAQUIN TEMA CON VARIZIONI UME 10′
    VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS GREENSLEEVES HARP STR OXFORD
    VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS FIVE VARIANTS ON DIVES AND LAZARUS TWO HARPS STR OXFORD 10′ ASCAP
    VERACINI,FRANCESCO/PREVITALI TOCCATA E CAPRICCIO HARPSI, ORGAN, HARP STR RICORDI 10′
    WALTER, FRIED DER PARADIESVOGEL FLUTE HARP STR HENMAR 8′
    WARTISCH, OTTO CONCERTO FOR 2 VIOLINS, HARP, PIANO STR LEUCKART/AMP 18′
    WEINBERGER, JAROMIR THE RAVEN HARP AND STRINGS AMP 5′
    WEINER, LEO ROMANZE CELLO, HARP, STRINGS BOOSEY 9′ ASCAP
    WHITE, PAUL SEA CHANTY HARP STR ELKAN-VOGEL 15′ ASCAP
    WIKLUND, ADOLF THREE PIECES FOR HARP STR SUECIA ASCAP

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