This Suite of short
and contrasted preludes can be performed consecutively or separately.
These pieces can also be used as useful studies of medium difficulty.
The score contains separate versions for Pedal Harp and Lever
Harp as well as suggestions for division to enable performance
by a Harp Ensemble.
I. The Rain Forest
This prelude evokes the continuous watery mist sparkling gently
under the green canopy of the Rain Forest. Written to encourage
a young harpist, the filagree nature of the harp writing looks
complex but is in fact very easy to play and memorise.
These simple fragments, when linked together, imitate the flights
A short essay in sonority which captures the sound of pealing bells
with all their attendant overtones.
(Small hands can play the lowest notes of big chords up an octave.)
A playful study with contrasting rhythms.
An ancient mode used to conjure up timeless feelings of sadness.
Fragments of rhythms lead into a middle section which develops
into a 'rumba' with ongoing rhythmic contrasts.
(Total playing time 7 minutes approx.)