SD1029: Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs
Stephen Dunstone

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Fairly straightforward, but pretty lively 3 Part Harp Ensemble or flexible group

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This book is supplied as a score, set of 3 parts plus "All Motifs" part


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About this work & Performance Notes

Prairie Dogs

There are four parts supplied with the score as follows::-

Harp 1
Harp 2
Harp 3
All Motifs (for realloctaion of parts e.g. for a less experienced player)


The three parts in this score are organized so that everyone gets a go at the tune, the accompaniment, and at least one of the swung counter-melodies. However, you should feel free to switch things around, depending on the numbers of harpists playing and their experience: for example, less experienced players might prefer to stay on the tune, while others play the trickier passages. To this end I have produced parts for harps 1, 2 & 3 to match the score, and also a separate part that shows all the different motifs, to suit players who are going to swap motifs around.

You’ll also notice that there are no dynamic markings. This is because the dynamics will need to vary according to how many players are on each part. Essentially the piece is lively and strong, with a lighter 3rd verse.

Library Information

Title: Prairie Dogs
Composer: Stephen Dunstone
Instrumentation: 3 Part harp ensemble
Level: Fairly straightforward, but pretty lively
Format: A4 stapled score and set of 4 A4 parts
Weight: 130gm
ISMN: 979-0-57046-373-2
Our Ref: SD1029
Publisher: Creighton's Collection
Printer/Distributor: Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: 2006
Origin: UK

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