Wild Strings - Jazz & Pop Harp Book Collection 2018
A must have book for every Jazz Harpist
In 2018, the Wild Strings team and The Future Blend Project organised a jazz & pop harp composition competition alongside the Wild Strings UKHA Jazz & Pop Harp Festival.
Four winning compositions have been published in this book, together with eleven pieces contributed by Wild Strings artists The book was published by PoppyHarp and released at the Wild Strings festival in Manchester in October 2018.
The festival was initiated by the UK Harp Association and organised by the Wild Strings festival team.
(all written for lever harp, but suitable to pedal too)
First Prize: 16,234 (.47) by Tamsin Dearnley
Second Prize: Shape the Air by Steph West - Harp & Voice
Third Prize: Moving House Rag by Tamsin Dearnley
Under 18 Prize Winner
The Great Glen Cattle Ranch by Anna Tait Westwell
From the Wild Strings Team
Plywe Kacza by Alina Bzhezhinska (pedal harp solo)
Bregar's Guitarp by Brenda Dor-Groot (lever harp solo)
When the Time is Right by Shelley Fairplay ('unashamedly cheesy pop for harp ensemble')
Play with Me by Tara Minton (voice & pedal harp)
Song for Jo by Christopher Norton (pedal harp solo)
Harp Solo Blues by David Snell (pedal harp solo)
Life goes on by Monika Stadler (harp & soprano sax)
Legend in the Shadows by Savourna Stevenson (4 pedal harps)
O Christmas Tree arr. by Park Stickney (pedal harp solo)
Ice Cream Days by Eleanor Turner (4 lever or pedal harps)
Floresta Tropical by Amanda Whiting (pedal harp solo)