Christmas Day (by Sunita Staneslow)
(book by Sunita Staneslow)
The concept of the book is unusual Celtic carols with an improvisatory feel. There are several well-known carols tossed in to keep everyone happy!
Level: Lower Intermediate to Advanced
Type of harp: lever harps, including lap harps.
Product: PDF Download of a harp book.
See the list of carols below and a video of Christy-Lyn playing some of them below!
'Christmas Day' Pieces:
AWAY IN THE MANGER
This popular carol is arranged with the Scottish melody without flats or sharps and no lever changes. The piece is 5 pages, at an intermediate level and is for a 34-string harp. The range is from 5th octave F to 1st octave G.
LULLABY OF THE VIRGIN MARY (MANX)
This lesser-known carol is arranged with flowing arpeggios for the intermediate level. This carol needs one sharp and there are 8 lever changes. It is 5 pages in length and is for a 34-string harp. The arrangement is from 6th octave D to 1st octave G.
WHAT CHILD IS THIS?
This popular carol is in the key of E minor, but a C sharp is needed in the piece. There are 31 lever changes and it arranged at an intermediate level. The arrangement is 5 pages and needs a 34-string harp (5th octave E to 1st octave F).
THE VIRGIN'S LULLABY
This is a traditional modal Irish carol arranged in a flowing style. It needs no flats or sharps and there are no lever changes. It is 3 pages long and for the intermediate level. It is arranged for a 34-string harp (5th octave C to 1st octave G).
This is a slow Irish air with lighter improvisatory sections. It is in 3 flats with NO lever changes. The carol is 5 pages and for the intermediate level. It is for the 34-string harp (6th octave C to 2nd octave E).
DECK THE HALL
This popular Welsh carol needs one flat and there are 4 lever change total in the piece. It is 4 pages in length and for the intermediate level. THe range suits the 34-string harp (5th octave F to 1st octave F).
CHRISTMAS DAY IS COME
This cheerful Irish carol is in 1 flat and there are NO lever changes. The piece is 6 pages and is for an advanced beginner. The range is best on a 34-string harp (4th octave F to 1st octave F).
THAT NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM
This is a slow, modal, traditional Irish carol. There is 1 flat and NO lever changes. It is 3 pages long and for the advanced beginner. It could be played on a 29-string harp--it goes down to 5th octave G.
This Scottish carol needs one flat and there are NO lever changes. The piece is 4 pages in length and is for an advanced beginner. It can be played on a 29-string harp with the lowest note a 5th octave F.
CHRIST CHILD'S LULLABY
This Scottish Carol is in all naturals with NO lever changes. It is 5 pages long and for the advanced beginner. It can be played on a 29-string harp (5th octave G to 2nd octave D).