SD1035: Two Shetland Reels

Two Shetland Reels
Stephen Dunstone

Cover imageTwo Shetland Reels
Sleep Soond In Da Mornin’
Merry Boys o’ Greenland
For - Mixed Ability 4-part harp ensemble

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About this work & Performance Notes

Two Shetland Reels
Sleep Soond In Da Mornin’
Merry Boys o’ Greenland

There are four parts as follows::-

Melody & Counter Melodies
Low Harmony


I love these pieces. The very first time I ever heard then, I was hooked - they’re just so exciting and exuberant. For that reason, I haven’t put any dynamic markings in: to be prescriptive about when to play loud and soft seemed somehow...pompous, and not at all in the seize-the-moment spirit of the music. Just be swept along by it and do whatever your mood dictates...

One other thing (it may seem an obvious point, so forgive me for making it): this music goes fast, so don’t risk slowing yourself up in the melodies by playing them all in your right hand just because they’re all in the treble clef. There are plenty of nifty ways of keeping both hands in action.

Something it’s also important to add is that the pieces still sound great even if you don’t have all the parts: as long as you’ve got the Melody and the Harmony, any combination works well - Melody, Harmony and Low Harmony, or Melody, Harmony and Countermelodies. Or just Melody and Harmony. Whatever you’ve got at your disposal...

Have fun!

Library Information

Title: Two Shetland Reels
Contents: Sleep Soond In Da Mornin’
Merry Boys o’ Greenland
Composer: Stephen Dunstone
Instrumentation: 4 Lever or Pedal Harps
Level: Mixed Ability
Format: A4 stapled score and set of 4 A4 parts
Weight: 150gm
ISMN: 979-0-57046-293-3
Our Ref: SD1035
Publisher: Creighton's Collection
Printer/Distributor: Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: 2018
Origin: UK

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