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Original Compositions by Lauren Scott
Lauren Scott has recently embarked on a creative compositional journey having only started writing music in 2018. Since then she has published two volumes of music for lever harp, her music has received praise from harpists and harp societies worldwide and she has had four of her pieces set on the Trinity grade syllabus. In January 2020 she was a recipient of a PRS Foundation Women Make Music award to compose new music for her project, Harps Across the North. In March 2020 her debut solo CD, Beyond the Horizon which features eight of her compositions alongside works by Peter Maxwell Davies and John Cage was released on the Avie Records label.
Lauren is currently writing a collection of music for intermediate level solo harp
Red Kite on the Moors- for solo harp (intermediate lever or pedal harp) duration 3:00 - 2020
The Leaping Salmon- for solo harp (intermediate lever or pedal harp) duration 4:00 - 2020
Caribbean Daydreamsfrom Adventures for Lever Harp Book 1(for solo lever harp)duration 1:30 - 2018 Click here for more info
Habanera Caprichosafrom Adventures for Lever Harp Book 1 (for solo lever harp)duration 2:45 - 2018 Click here for more info
Arrangements by Lauren Scott
Click here to see current list of published arrangements
"Pre-eminently thoughtful and compelling, she draws sounds of deep soulfulness and will-o-the-wisp rustlings. Her Lever Harp sings sweetly and the recording is beautifully judged."BBC Music Magazine
"I think you're going to like this album... rather fabulous it is, too"Simon Mayo - Scala Radio Album of the Week
"Simply beautiful sounds... an entrancing new disc. The ringing strings blossom into a kaleidoscope of color." HARP COLUMN
"What a stunning display of colors Scott creates!" American Record Guide
"When Scott began playing the folk harp, composing her own music came like a 'shot out of the blue', and we are the beneficiaries of a raft of delightful original works." HARP COLUMN Click here to see whole review
"Scott makes ingenious use of effects, most notably that of vibrato, to lend sonorous expressivity to the repeated motives. Her music is open, expressive and filmic and a real hit with audiences. Highly recommended." Alexander Rider for HARP magazineClick here to see the whole review
"This next book is one to put on your wish list for Santa. Adventures for Lever Harp Book 1 is a delightful new book of original solos... For those who play or teach lever harp, these entertaining and innovative pieces are a welcome addition to the repertoire, and audiences should find these tunes interesting and engaging." Jan Jennings for Harp Column Magazine Click here to see whole review
"This is a brilliant collection of original compositions for the lever harp... a wonderful addition to anyone's lever harp music collection, leading away from the cliched music and I highly recommend it." Monika Stadler for Harp Magazine Click here to see whole review
“Fun, festive, and fabulous! These are unique and exciting additions to the lever harp repertoire and are equally as rewarding to play as they are to teach!”Kirsten Agresta Copely
"The music is wonderful, really varied and fun"Elizabeth Volpé Bligh
“A funky repertoire addition for intermediate to advanced lever harpists. I defy anyone not to smile while performing these pieces. They are a great way to master syncopation and percussive techniques within sophisticated, beautifully written pieces”.Keziah Thomas "I have enjoyed these pieces for many reasons, but mostly for their very catchy tunes with lots of groove and their so very well placed extended techniques! Each piece is musically satisfying and fun to play. They are programmatic and will be very accessible to an audience of non-musicians and musicians alike." Review by Michelle Velvin and Becky Swan for The Harp Society of New ZealandClick here to see whole review
"We don't often find an intermediate to advanced book for lever harp, so I was excited to see this publication. This collection is ideal for professionals, or for the advanced student. I plan to use one or two of the selections for my annual recital." Review by Denise Grupp-Vernon for Folk Harp JournalClick here to see whole review
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During Covid-19, like every other freelance musician, my ability to earn a living has been severely impacted. I always put total commitment and energy into every music project I do. If you are in a position to, you can donate via my ko-fi account and any support you can give is very much appreciated.