“WinterScape (For Holiday Harping)” is 41 pages of fun, beautiful, playable arrangements for lap harp. The arrangements are mid-intermediate level, some a bit easier, some a bit more “notey.”
This book includes: “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (five pages of really good fun), “Away In The Manger,” “Carol Of The Bells,” (yes…beautiful, with the appropriate accidentals, but no levering within the piece, you will love playing this one), “El Noi de la Mare (The Son of Mary),” music by Miguel Llobet….if you don’t know this, you might recognize the theme when you play it, Good King Wenceslas, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come A-Wassailing, In Dulci Jubilo (I did not know I knew this melody until I heard a little recording online, it is lovely), I Saw Three Ships, Joy To The World, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, (a truly beautiful arrangement), “O Little Town of Bethlehem, Pat-A-Pan, (who knew this one could be so much fun to play?), Sussex Carol, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and WinterScape. WinterScape is an eight-page extravaganza that is about three-quarters original music, but contains little snippets of seven familiar Christmas songs (none of which are included in this book as individual pieces).
After “Twelve Days” (five pages) and “WinterScape” (eight pages), the remainder of the book consists of two-page solos. This book is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. It is available in print and as a download.
You will need C below middle C, up to high D (23 strings) and levers on C, F, B and G to play all of the pieces in this book. There is no levering to do after you have set your levers for a piece, so you can just enjoy playing.
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Listen to the regular version of WinterScape
Listen to the regular version of Carol of the Bells
Please note, the CD/MP3 recordings listed here are of the regular version of this book. The lap harp arrangements are similar, but of course, with a smaller harp range, and are not recorded.
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The video features “The Twelve Days of Christmas”
Comments on the regular “WinterScape” book:
“WinterScape” is a book of clean, clear arrangements of old favorites as well as lesser known carols. Cindy takes carols beyond the “shopping mall” arrangements and gives them her own touch, sometimes tweaking the melody line to give it a more interesting ring. Another winner from Cindy Blevins!” Jeannette D, CA
“WinterScape” arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to play from it. I love the arrangement of “The Carol of the Bells.” I had given up hope that there would be an arrangement of this beautiful song that I could play. Your amazing use of just 2 lever settings did it! I am looking forward to diving into the other carols. It is a great book and so wonderful to get it with plenty of time of practice before the winter season.” Maryann, NY