Light so Brilliant: Christmas Carols and Tunes for Solo Harp

“Light so Brilliant: Christmas Carols and Tunes for Solo Harp” includes 21 enchanting arrangements. Claussen’s renditions shine as solos but have the richness to cut through background chatter at a holiday party. Evoking an ancient rather than modern setting, they contain variations that intermediate through advanced harpists will find both intricate and satisfying.”

Harpists looking for moody, intricate, challenging, ancient-sounding arrangements of Christmas carols to spice up your Decembers, this book is for you. Make sure to listen to the album as well! Suitable for 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

Purchase at Mel, in Stillwater, Minnesota at Musicmakers, in Bloomington, Minnesota at Groth Music, or wherever harp music is sold.


The Holly and the Ivy/Masters in the Hall
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Noël Nouvelet
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
‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime/Ding Dong Merrily on High
The Snow Lay on the Ground/A Rose by My Early Morning Walk
The Traveler Benighted in Snow/The Bonfire
Green Groweth the Holly/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Bourrée d’Avignon/Parson’s Farewell
O Come O Come Emmanuel
Ce Jour de l’An, pedal harp version
Ce Jour de l’An, lever harp version
Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance Flowing?

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Moss, Wood and Thicket

“That feeling you get when you think about The Lord of the Rings”

Published by Harps Nouveau Publishing, “Moss, Wood and Thicket” is a delightful original tune inspired by The Lord of the Rings and recorded on Stephanie Claussen’s album “Soirée à Montpellier.” Suitable for lever harp or pedal harp, intermediate level.

Perfect for students learning how to play flat thumb, PDLT, and briefly playing the left hand above the right hand. Available from Kolacny Music. $5

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