Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony.
Spot the difference between chord symbols and pedal markings on this hire part?
1. What is that harp part all about then? Pages and pages of badly written arpeggios that go at the speed of light with impossible page turns. The only way to play them is to cheat and read chord symbols instead.
2. Wouldn't it have been great to have been a fly on the wall and seen the confrontation between the first harpists who had to play this piece and Vaughan Williams? (I know what I would have said to him about it!)
3. Why is my own copy of this piece only partially marked up?
I try not to play this piece if I can all help it as it's not a joyous experience to play with it's constant fistfuls of notes, but I've played this three times now in the past year.
So I suppose it's about time I thoroughly marked up my own part rather than relying on scribbled on hire parts, so that I have a fighting chance of being able to actually read all that information on the page whilst playing it at speed..
Want to see more Harpyness Blog posts?
⦿ Click on 'previous' at bottom of page
⦿ use the Search box below
⦿ lucky dip a month under archives!
⦿ Click here to bring you back to The HARPYNESS Blog home page
Follow me on instagram to see lots of harp photos & videos plus cute photos of my crazy dogs, Louis and Biggie. Harpy hugs x
CLICK HERE to sign up and receive the very occasional email when new harp music by Lauren Scott is available
If you enjoy reading Harpyness please consider buying me a virtual coffee via Ko-fi by clicking on the button below. Cheers!
During Covid-19, my ability to earn a living has been severely impacted. If you are in a position to, please consider supporting my work as a music creator on Patreon.
Sign up HERE to the newsletter to be the first to know when new music by Lauren Scott is available. The newsletter only goes out very occasionally and you won't be spammed!
© Lauren Scott 2020 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.