Standard: Mixed Ability Harp Type: Lever or Pedal Harp
Caernarfon’s Calling was written to be performed during “Harps galore on Galeri’s Galleries” at the Wales International Harp Festival 2018. It has two main themes, begins in 4/4 in a Dorian mode, musically nodding towards medieval times, has a horn call at the start (Caernarfon’s Calling!) and the second theme moves into a faster 6/8 section with a feeling of rolling waves and dancing. You may even notice there is also a tiny snippet of the traditional Welsh tune ‘Tros – y – Garreg’ in one of the themes, to make sure the piece has its roots firmly in Wales.
This set includes this score and one copy of each of the four harp parts. Additional copies of the parts are available.
CAERNARFON’S CALLING Information:
Scored for 3 or 4 harps (which may be doubled etc.) the Harp 4 part is optional. Can be played on Celtic or Pedal harp. The Harp 3 part has been arranged with a pedal harp in mind, to play it on Celtic Harp simply omit lowest octave note in bass clef where range does not permit and play bars 47-55 an octave lower in both hands. Aimed at a mixed ability group, Harp 1 is the most advanced and Harp 4 is the simplest. The Harp 1 part can be played as a solo.