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Light so Brilliant: Christmas Carols and Tunes for Solo Harp


Evoking an ancient rather than modern setting, Claussen’s renditions contain variations that intermediate through advanced harpists will find both intricate and satisfying. Suitable for pedal harps or lever harps with 33 strings or more. The arrangements contain dynamics, chords, and some fingering suggestions. Read more

“Stephanie Claussen’s collection includes 49 jam-packed pages of carols. Your audience will love the familiar melodies, and you’ll love her creative arrangements that include clever medleys and interesting harmonies.”
-Kimberly Rowe, “Staff Holiday Picks 2018,” Harp Column Music

Make sure to listen to the album as well.

Moss, Wood and Thicket: That feeling you get when you think about The Lord of the Rings

A delightful original tune inspired by The Lord of the Rings and recorded on Stephanie Claussen’s album Soirée à Montpellier.

“Moss, Wood and Thicket” is perfect for harp students who love the Celtic sound but want to learn something original. Technically, this piece introduces flat thumb, PDLT, and playing the left hand above the right hand. Available from Kolacny Music.

Suitable for lever harp or pedal harp, lower intermediate level. Includes dynamics.

Additional harp arrangements

Check out over a dozen additional harp arrangements by Stephanie Claussen available on Sheet Music Plus.

Traditional tunes:

Cantiga 384: A Que Por Muy Gran Fremosura – early intermediate lever or pedal harp
Cercle Circassien: La Tarentelle – intermediate lever or pedal harp
The Willow Tree/Rue and Thyme – early intermediate lever or pedal harp
Wild Mountain Thyme – early intermediate lap harp, lever or pedal harp in either C major or E flat major

Contemporary/Soundtrack:

At Last – advanced pedal harp
Dawn from Pride and Prejudice – advanced pedal harp
You Are My Sunshine for harp trio – beginner through intermediate level lever or pedal harp
You Are My Sunshine – intermediate lever or pedal harp

Hymns:

I Need Thee Every Hour – intermediate lever or pedal harp
O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – advanced intermediate lever harp
O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus – advanced intermediate pedal harp
Precious Lord, Take My Hand, intermediate lever harp
Precious Lord, Take My Hand, intermediate pedal harp
What Wondrous Love Is This – early intermediate lever or pedal harp
You Are My Hiding Place – intermediate pedal harp
You Are My Hiding Place – intermediate lever harp

Classical:

Waltz (Brahms Op 39, No 3.) – intermediate lever harp
Waltz (Brahms Op 39, No 3.) – advanced beginner lever or pedal harp

Christmas:

I Wonder As I Wander – intermediate lever or pedal harp