Monday, 10 October 2011

Added to shop: Susan Drake CDs

Three excellent CDs of Romantic harp music of the 19th century performed by Susan Drake. The albums were recorded in the 1980's and include many great works from the core harp repertoire. They are from Helios, the buget range from Hyperion, so are priced at just £7.00 + p&p each - GREAT VALUE

Well worth a closer look!

Friday, 7 October 2011

New in stock at Creighton's Collection

Prelude from Lute Suite BWV 1006a
JS Bach edited for lever harp by Anne-Marie O'Farrell

Performance Notes: Levering directions in the score are notated by diamond-shaped note heads preceded by the appropriate accidental. Chords may be rolled in keeping with performance practice of baroque music. Dynamics are omitted as in Bach's original these are left to the performer. Directions such as près de la table are editorial and suggest a change of timbre to highlight the phrase structure. Although the original key is E major, the key of E flat is used here to exploit the maximum resonances possible on the lever harp. However, as a result, some D flats and one G flat are required in the tuning of the harp. Go to web site
J. S. Bach's Prelude from Lute Suite BWV 1006a is featured on Anne-Marie O'Farrell's album Just So Bach