The twelve short pieces in this book have been taken from Melanie Spanswick’s Lucky Charms for piano and adapted for either the pedal or lever harp.
These miniature works, of which none are longer than 24 bars, might be considered around elementary level, ranging from pre-Grade 1 to approximately Grade 2 level of the various British examination board harp syllabuses.
A variety of techniques have been included making this a useful collection for studying and implementing a myriad of musical skills, encouraging both technical and musical development. Spirited upbeat numbers such as The Laughing Lobster, Motor Cycle Stomp, and Triad Tease, demand clean, clear finger work, rhythmic precision, and an exuberant joie de vivre. These are complimented by a selection of more reflective, expressive, atmospheric works, such as An Angel’s Footsteps, Forget-Me-Not, The Unicorn Flies and Iberian Mist, all of which would benefit from softer colours, plenty of legato phrasing, as well as judicious use of rubato.