Light so Brilliant: Christmas Carols and Tunes for Solo Harp

Published by Mel Bay Publishing, Inc., “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. The entire book can be played cover-to-cover in fifty-five minutes and is suitable for lever harps with 33 strings or more. The arrangements contain dynamics, chords, and some fingering suggestions.”

All you harpists out there who are 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!

There is a fair amount of variety in these arrangments 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.


p. 4 – The Holly and the Ivy/Masters in the Hall
p. 7 – We Three Kings of Orient Are
p. 10 – Noël Nouvelet
p. 12 – Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
p. 16 – Willie Take Your Little Drum/Il Est Né, Le Divin Enfant
p. 20 – Shepherds, Shake Off Your Drowsy Slumber
p. 22 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
p. 24 -‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime/Ding Dong Merrily on High
p. 28 – The Snow Lay on the Ground/A Rose by My Early Morning Walk
p. 32 – The Traveler Benighted in Snow/The Bonfire
p. 36 – Green Groweth the Holly/God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
p. 38 – Bourrée d’Avignon/Parson’s Farewell
p. 40 – O Come O Come Emmanuel
p. 42 – Ce Jour de l’An, pedal harp version
p. 44 – Ce Jour de l’An, lever harp version
p. 46 – 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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