River Work is an original composition for lever harp tuned to Eb. The piece is made up of two parts - "Reverie in Mist" and "Rock Water Jig" inspired by two of my favourite aspects of rivers. It was composed for a dance choreographed by the Method Dance Company as part of their Community Moves Modern Dance Festival. Watch: https://youtu.be/p0YnBsFXRuo?si=rRZ_38YuFqVH_w_V
Shoshanna's solo harp arrangement inspired by the Turlough O'Carolan Lockdown Challenge. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2602875/master-o-connor Watch: https://youtu.be/NKn1Qt0gw8E
Vivaldi’s Largo is for solo lever or pedal harp. Largo is the second movement from the Violin Concerto in F minor, “Winter” from the Four Seasons collection. Can also be played as the Harp 1 part of the harp ensemble version. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2608160/the-four-seasons-largo-from-winter-by-vivaldi
The first of Erik Satie's Gnossienne. Originally written for piano.
Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2602891/gnossienne-no-1 Watch: https://youtu.be/_qtXwDjZtV4
I Gave My Love A Cherry (also known as The Riddle Song) is an English folksong which dates back to the 15th century. When I was arranging it Brahms' Wiegenlied kept popping into my head, so I decided to make the two lullabies into a medley. Also available as a voice/harp arrangement. Watch: https://youtu.be/haJCfOka9NQ Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/3033755/i-gave-my-love-a-cherry-wiegenlied
Two joyful Christmas tunes arranged for solo harp. The words of the Sussex Carol (also known as On Christmas Night) are from the 17th century and New Christmas was written by Niel Gow in the 18th century. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2922838/sussex-carol-new-christmas Watch: https://youtu.be/7oyM8kxEBVw
Christmas Day in the Morning (also known as Christmas Ida Mournin' is a 19th century Shetland tune attributed to fiddler Fredamann Stickle, who is said to have played this tune to the laird every Christmas. I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In is an older English tune - probably from the 17th century. I couldn't resist a medley of the two songs given that the refrain of I Saw Three Ships is "On Christmas Day in the Morning". They seemed to belong together! Watch: https://youtu.be/IOZpnJdhqBU
In the Bleak Midwinter was originally a poem by Christina Rosetti first published in 1872 under the title "A Christmas Carol". Gustav Holst set the poem to music in 1906. The first verse of my arrangement is very similar to Holst's original setting arranged for congregational singing in the "English Hymnal". Watch: https://youtu.be/zJha_Be37tM
“Orientis Partibus” is a French carol from the 13th century which was sung in Christmastide pageants praising the donkey who carried the Holy Family to Egypt. Over time the carol was brought to England and became “The Friendly Beasts” The lyrics were rewritten by Robert Davis and shifted to the role of the animals in the nativity.
Harp&Voice (or C instrument)
Arranged for harp and voice. C instrument part also included. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2708238/tiree-love-song Watch: https://youtu.be/LdT4aGzEtso
A traditional lullaby arranged for harp and voice. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/3033904/lou-lou-pretty-baby Watch: https://youtu.be/2PrgRqA9pOw
Bonny Light Horseman is a traditional song that dates back 200 years to the Napoleonic wars. It is unknown whether it comes from Ireland or Britain as it was found on broadsheets in both countries. This arrangement is for harp and voice. Alternatively the vocal part can be played on a C instrument and instrumental parts for treble clef and bass clef instruments are included in the download.
Arranged for harp and voice (or C instrument). The sheet music includes parts for treble clef and bass clef instruments as well as the chords, so you can play with friends! The original Gaelic lyrics to Christ Child's Lullaby are thought to have been written in the mid 1800s by Ranald Rankin. The english lyrics were written by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser at the beginning of the 20th Century. The song is sung at Midnight Mass in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Watch: https://youtu.be/iAY5VyKHhsc
The Angel Gabriel (also known as Gabriel's Message) is a traditional Basque Christmas carol titled "Birjina gaztetto bat zegoen". The lyrics were based on "Angelus Ad Virginem" a 13th or 14th century latin carol. Sabine Baring- Gould (1834-1924) translated the text into English. Watch: https://youtu.be/mjrT_nW9feQ Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/3280684/angel-gabriel
I Gave My Love A Cherry (also known as The Riddle Song) is an English folksong which dates back to the 15th century. When I was arranging it Brahms' Wiegenlied kept popping into my head, so I decided to make the two lullabies into a medley. This arrangement comes with a C instrument part in both treble clef and bass clef versions. Watch: https://youtu.be/haJCfOka9NQ Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/3033755/i-gave-my-love-a-cherry-wiegenlied
The Lakes of Pontchartrain is a traditional song, and likely from the 19th century United States. The melody in the introduction and the interlude between verses is from a traditional Creole song called La belle Françoise.
This download includes harp/voice parts in the key of F and D as well as the melody for C instrument in treble clef and bass clef.
Harp with friends
15th Century French Carol arranged for 3 part harp ensemble Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2602879/noel-nouvelet-sing-we-now-of-christmas Watch: https://youtu.be/rxXy8EHSNno
A Burgundian Christmas Carol written by Bernard de la Monnoye and published in 1720. Arranged for three part harp ensemble. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2602876/patapan-willie-take-your-little-drum Watch: https://youtu.be/FXxb92Cz5Vo
The Largo from Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D major transcribed for solo harp, three lever harps and harp and guitar. Watch: https://youtu.be/WJJxr3hKjYU Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2602906/largo-from-vivaldi-s-lute-concerto
Vivaldi’s Largo is for solo lever, or flexible harp ensemble with 2-4 lever or pedal harps. Largo is the second movement from the Violin Concerto in F minor, “Winter” from the Four Seasons collection. Listen: https://shoshannagodber.com/track/2608160/the-four-seasons-largo-from-winter-by-vivaldi Watch: https://youtu.be/k0-L9TnSS78
An entertaining arrangement for four part harp ensemble of the popular English Christmas carol. Harp 1 is suitable for a beginner with a small harp and no levers. Harp 2 and 3 are more intermediate level and need F levers. Harp 4 is for a more advanced intermediate player and needs F and A levers. Watch: https://youtu.be/4WeVkqJjUTk