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.”
Harpists looking for moody, challenging, ancient-sounding arrangements of Christmas carols to spice up their Decembers will love this music. Make sure to listen to the album as well.
Suitable for pedal harps or lever harps with 33 strings or more. The arrangements contain dynamics, chords, and some fingering suggestions.
“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
There is a fair amount of variety in these arrangements intended for intermediate to advanced players… If you’re looking for something a little different while steering clear of modern harmonies, this may fill the bill.”
-Jan Jennings’ music review in Harp Column magazine, September/October issue 2017
The Holly and the Ivy/Masters in the Hall
We Three Kings of Orient Are (YouTube lesson)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Willie Take Your Little Drum/Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant
Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Slumber
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (YouTube lesson)
‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime/Ding Dong Merrily on High (YouTube lesson)
The Snow Lay on the Ground/A Rose by My Early Morning Walk
The Traveler Benighted in Snow/The Bonfire (Official music video)
Green Groweth the Holly/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Bourrée d’Avignon/Parson’s Farewell
O Come O Come Emmanuel (YouTube lesson)
Ce Jour de l’An, pedal harp version
Ce Jour de l’An, lever harp version
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?
- Listen to the album
- An Artistic Process
- 5 Amazing Intermediate Harp Books for Lever Harp
- Stephanie’s Bio
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.”
Published by Harps Nouveau Publishing, “Moss, Wood and Thicket” is perfect for harp students learning how to play flat thumb, PDLT, and briefly playing the left hand above the right hand. Available from Kolacny Music.
Suitable for lever harp or pedal harp, intermediate level. Includes dynamics.