Light so Brilliant: Christmas Carols and Tunes for Solo Harp

Light so Brilliant harp book

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.”

Harp arrangements from my Christmas album, “Light so Brilliant: Carols and Tunes for Christmas” are now available in book form, via Melbay.

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.

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

Contents:
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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