"These pieces are creative, fun, and challenging" Harp Column magazine
It's wonderful to have my Adventures for Lever Harp series reviewed in the latest Harp Column magazine. It's a lonely old business composing, so it means a lot to get positive reviews for my music.
Adventures for Lever Harp Book 1 started out as a... "could I do this?" project in 2018 (having never composed before) to fill a gap in providing advanced level lever harp music for my students. Book 2 quickly followed and music from these two collections featured on my first solo album released on the Avie Records label. Book 3 developed during Covid lockdowns and pieces from that collection will feature in my second album which I'm hoping to release soon.
Writing the Adventures for Lever Harp series spearheaded my new found love for composition and helped me to secure a PRS Foundation Women Make Music award, a DYCP grant from Arts Council England as well as becoming composer in residence with Harps North West for a year. I certainly didn't think that when I started this project in 2018 it would change my artistic focus completely, but that's the joy of some projects!
Harp teachers, please do have a look at these pieces for your students. They are featured in Trinity and AMEB syllabuses and all 15 pieces are very different in style.
FInally, if any harpists would like to commission me to write them a bespoke piece of music, please do get in touch!
Lauren Scott is a harpist & composer and has been blogging on Harpyness for over 10 years.
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