SM0648 Twelve Preludes

Twelve Preludes
for Lever or Pedal Harp
Bonnie Shaljean

Front Cover ImageOne of the primary purposes of Twelve Preludes is the development of strong technique, and they are intended to serve as etudes while at the same time being rewarding artistically as performance repertoire. My further aim is to make them playable on the Celtic harp as well as the pedal harp so they are accessible to a wider range of harpists. Bonnie Shaljean

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Contents

Contents

PRELUDE IN B MINOR
PRELUDE IN Bb MAJOR - ABRSM Grade 7
PRELUDE IN G MAJOR
PRELUDE IN D MAJOR - TRINITY Grade 8L
PRELUDE IN E MINOR
PRELUDE IN C MINOR - ABRSM Grade 7
PRELUDE IN A MINOR - ABRSM Grade 6 - TRINITY Grade 7L
PRELUDE IN G MINOR - TRINITY Grade 8L
PRELUDE IN D MINOR - ABRSM Grade 8
PRELUDE IN Eb MAJOR - TRINITY Grade 8L
PRELUDE IN F MAJOR - ABRSM Grade 8
PRELUDE IN C MAJOR

From the foreword

As the Prelude in Eb Major owes a debt to Jean-Baptiste Cardon and the G Minor to Thomas Arne, it seems fitting to include a few words here about these composers. I am grateful to Sioned Williams for supplying much of the information on Cardon by kindly making her programme notes available to me. In fact, the final statement in these notes concerning his music goes right to the heart of what I have tried to accomplish in these pieces.

One of their primary purposes is the development of strong technique, and they are intended to serve as etudes while at the same time being rewarding artistically as performance repertoire. My further aim is to make them playable on the Celtic harp as well as the pedal harp so they are accessible to a wider range of harpists. Many prefer the freedom of portability and lower price of the small harp, yet would also like to play “classical”-style music, but they are hindered by the Celtic harp’s lesser note-span and the chromatic limitations imposed by semitone levers. It is my hope that the Preludes will help build a bridge across this gap. BS

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Library Information

Title: Twelve Preludes
Works: 12
Composer: Bonnie Shaljean
Instrumentation: Lever or Pedal Harp
Level: Advanced
Grade 6-8 Exam Settings
Format: A4 Ring Bound Score
Weight: 250gm
Publisher: Blue Crescent Music
Printed & Distributed by: Creighton's Collection
First Published: 2001
ISMN: 979-0-57046-338-1
Origin: UK
Our Ref: SM0648