Yolanda Kondonassis draws upon her vast experience working with composers to create new works for harp in her new book, A Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp. Through detailed and thorough writing, Kondonassis demystifies the vagaries of composing idiomatically for the harp with clear examples and invaluable practical charts that composers can reference again and again as they write for the harp. A must-have for the composer looking for the expert touch in their harp parts.
Chromaticism and navigating the harp’s pedal system
Physics of writing idiomatic music
Practical guidance on register, volume, and resonance
Comprehensive index of traditional effects and notation
Over twenty pages of contemporary special effects with notation
Props, electro-acoustics, and media integration
Candid advice on writing for the harp in every context