Arrangements by Angi Bemiss are easy to read, easy to play and well loved by many harpists and harpers.
The single arrangements are presented in the keys of C and Eb. You receive both keys. This is to accommodate lever harps tuned in either C or Eb. Generally, lever harps are tuned in either the key of C or Eb. In order to play in another key (G, for example), you flip levers in each octave. This works well, but 1) it requires making lever flips between songs, and 2) it changes the sound of the strings just a bit. By having the songs in one key signature, you can transition smoothly from one song to another, and it retains the sound clarity of open strings. Plus, you don't have to worry about flipping the wrong levers!
Angi's arrangements are intermediate or lower intermediate, and they are sight-readable by advanced harpists and some are sight-readable by intermediate harpists. Despite their simplicity they sound full. The melody is clear, and the harmonies are accurate and supportive of the beautiful melodies Angi chooses to arrange.
These selections are very usable by harpists for many different types of occasions, including background music, weddings, funerals, meditations, sacred services, hospital and hospice work. We highly recommend all of the music arranged by Angi Bemiss.
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INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. Changing meters, full harmonies, and an arpeggiated bass line make this an interesting and engaging version of this lovely tune from the Hallmark channel film, "Angels and Ornaments".
INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. Written in 1968 by Joni Mitchell and first recorded by Judy Collins (and then by Joni Mitchell and at least a hundred others), this tune is instantly recognized and brings a smile.