This episode of Together SpARTanburg is all about harp! Principal Harpist Emily Waggoner and I discuss the harp's history, its place in the orchestra, and perform from our homes. Music featured includes a duet version of Jupiter from Gustav Holst's The Planets based on arrangement for two harps by Janet Witman, as well as the harp variation from The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten, and the Waltz of the Flowers cadenza from Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker.
Thank you to the Spartanburg Philharmonic for including harps in this wonderful online series!
I'm pleased to share another article I've written for the Harp Column!
For this article I asked several master harp teachers about their favorite repertoire to teach, and why they keep returning to these musical gems. I hope this will be helpful for teachers who are looking for some inspiration this fall and students looking for something new to learn!
Harp Column Subscribers can read the full article here: www.harpcolumn.com/teachers-pet/
There is also a companion article with my perspective on the trends I noticed while interviewing and researching for the feature article. www.harpcolumn.com/a-teachers-perspective/
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