Monday, 9 December 2013

CD RELEASE: Harponium by Catriona McKay

This collection of Catriona's newly composed music highlights her prowess as both harper and composer. Melody driven with Catriona's signature harmonic and rhythm harp style, HARPONIUM combines both the strength and delicacy of her harp with bold, warm, characterful harmonium.

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£11.00 + p&p 





Track listing

1. Kronos Reel 
2. One for the Sleeper 
3. Roof of the World 
4. Harponium 
5. Silenced with a Kiss 
6. Maureen's Waltz 
7. Harp Royalty meets Banjo Czar 
8. Prayer for Ceren 
9. Irish Harp Hero

Also recently added to our site: 

The Auld Harp by Olov Johansson & Catriona McKay


“…utterly reshapes our perception of the instruments’ potential…A radiant excursion into uncharted terrain.” Irish Times **** 

“a beguiling combination of timbres” The Scotsman **** 

“Harps create sounds that wind around each other, sometimes gently, sometimes ferocious…harp plus harp creates awesome new folk.” LiRA Music Magazine

Buy this album now   £11.00 + p&p

Thursday, 28 November 2013

CD RELEASE: Christmas Lights - Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp) & Chris Newman (guitar)

Christmas Lights - Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp) & Chris Newman (guitar)
Released 2 December 2013

In December 2012 we were wondering what to do about Christmas cards as the cost of postage in the UK had recently increased by an enormous amount. We had the bright idea of sending a musical Christmas greeting, instead of a physical card, to everyone on our database so spent the evening of December 13th in the studio recording an extremely light-hearted version of Ding Dong Merrily on High. The following day we emailed a hyperlink to everyone we knew, and by December 26th, when we removed the track from the website, it had been downloaded over 6000 times. We received lots of comments along the lines of "When's the rest of the album coming out?" Well, this is it, and we hope you enjoy it!

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Track Listing

1) The Holly and the Ivy 3:09
2) Three Ships from Sussex 3:14
3) God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen 3:01
4) Campana Sobre Campana (Bells upon Bells) 3:25
5) O Come all ye Faithful 2:32
6) Past Three O’Clock 2:33
7) O Little Town of Bethlehem 3:28
8) The Coventry Carol 3:39
9) Away in a Manger 3:38
10) Il est né le Divin Enfant 3:07
11) We Three Kings 3:25
12) Once in Royal David’s City 2:32
13) Do'n Oíche Úd i mBeithil (To That Night in Bethlehem) 2:50
14) The First Tree in the Greenwood 3:08
15) Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 3:20
16) Ding Dong Merrily on High 3:35

CD RELEASE: Cerdd Dannau by Gwenan Gibbard

Cerdd Dannau by Gwenan Gibbard

Cerdd dant is essentially the unique and ancient art of singing poetry to harp accompaniment. Its origins date back to the earliest centuries, when the harper would declaim his poetry to his own accompaniment, in praise of his chief or prince. In Wales there has always been a special relationship between music and poetry: there are many references to singing poetry to the accompaniment of the harp in Welsh manuscripts from the middle ages on wards, and this tradition continues to this day.

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Track Listing

01. Nei Di Ganu ’Nghân? 
02. Noson Aflawen - With Cerys Matthews 
03. Pen Draw Llyn 
04. Calon Drom 
05. A Glywi Di? 
06. Nid yw Cariad yn Ddall 
07. Glan Môr Heli 
08. Rowndio’r Horn - With Meinir Gwilym 
09. Mae’r Ddaear yn Glasu 
10. Bro 
11. Traeth Lafan / Adlais Nia / Pen Rhaw 
12. Arglwydd Iesu, Dysg im Gerdded 
13. Dau a Dwy 
14. Rhwng Pen y Cei a Phen yr Allt


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Thursday, 21 November 2013

NEW HARP SOLO: Varikset Yössä by Athy

Varikset Yössä 
Cuervos en la noche - Ravens at Night 

Imagine a cemetery lost in a dark forest on a cold night ... in the immense sky hundreds of black ravens are flying over the tombs. Suddenly the moon turns red, red as blood ... the ravens are flying above it in enchanting circles ... the silence of the night fails with a sudden noise from one of the crypts nestling in this erie gothic landscape .... the scence is set for Athy's latest romantic rhapsody a tale of a love stronger than death! 

For (electric) lever harp in Eb or Pedal harp 



For further information at www.creightonscollection.co.uk click here or

Buy this music now: £12.00 + p&p

Also by Athy

Sheet Music - printed & distributed by Creighton's Collection
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Music for Electric Lever Harp (or Lever /Pedal Harp)
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Seres del Fuego Dulce Bretaña Cuchuflo's
Jig
Perfume
a Tango
Atlantis

Thursday, 5 September 2013

New Monika Stadler harp & bass CD in stock

Scandinavia - Live in Halbturn 
Monika Stadler & Wayne Darling

A live recording from the Thomastik Infeld - Haus der Kultur (Cultural House), A - 7131 Halbturn. This CD was not planned, it simply happened! As the recording was so good, we made a CD of it. It contains original compositions by Monika Stadler and Wayne Darling, as well as Louiz Bonfà's jazz standard Black Orfeus and a beautiful Swedish folk song. A CD full of the fresh, dynamic, utter joy of playing music, combined with masterful talent and deeply touching musicality.

Featuring: 
Monika Stadler (Harp & Voice) 
Wayne Darling (Acoustic bass & Waterphone)

Tracks:
1. Black Orpheus (L. Bonfa) 5:19
2. Scandinavia (M. Stadler) 3:50
3. Gone Again (W. Darling) 8:30
4. O tysta ensamhet (Swedish Traditional) 5:30
5. Intro: Waterphone Improvisation (W. Darling)  
    Snow Falls Silently In My Imaginary Garden (M. Stadler) 11:00
6. No One Can Stop Me Now (M. Stadler) 7:45
7. Broasted in Brockway (W. Darling) 3:10

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New 2nd Edition: Pathway (for Wire Strung Harp)


Pathway
A Primer for the Wire Strung Harp 
by Cynthia Cathcart 
Illustrated by Michael Glenn Stewart 
Edited by Laurel Wright. 

Revised and updated 2nd Edition - 2013

Pathway is a tutorial for people new to the study of the wire strung harp. Starting with descriptions of the instrument, the student is led on a journey into the basic damping and ringing techniques of the clarsach, the wire strung harp of Ireland and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in 21 lessons. The book is complimented by a 39 track recording which includes tuning tracks and all the tunes in the book with the Gaelic titles pronounced. 



For further information please visit our information web site:
www.creightonscollection.co.uk or click here

(Please note: The CD is not shipped with the book it is down loaded, instructions are in the book)


CONTENTS

Preface 
Guide to Reading Music 
The Instrument: Parts of the Harp
Tuning the Harp 
Holding the Clarsach 
Hand Position

Lesson OneThe First Steps to Making Music
A Musician's Rule of Three
Lesson TwoPutting Fingers to the Strings
Patterns of Music
Lesson ThreeThe First Melody and Damping
Lesson FourThe First Melody and Ringing
Practice Techniques
Lesson FiveA Traditional Tune from Ireland
Lesson SixA Traditional Tune from Scotland
Phrases
Lesson SevenTwo Tunes from our Primary Sources
Lesson EightIntroducing the '6/8' Time Signature
Memory Techniques
Lesson NineRepeated Notes
Dynamics
Lesson TenStriking Strings Simultaneously with Different Hands
The Pickup Note
Lesson ElevenDamping Two Strings in One Hand
Relaxation vs. Tension
Lesson TwelveThe Free Stroke
Tension and Release
Lesson ThirteenRinging Decisions
Lesson FourteenIntroduction to Ornamentation
Practicing is Teaching Yourself
Lesson FifteenBuilding Blocks ­ The Walking Pattern
Lesson SixteenTwo Notes Struck Together in One Hand
Lesson SeventeenThe Flexible Thumb
Interpretation in Music
Lesson EighteenRepeating Notes with Different Fingers
Music with a Purpose
Lesson NineteenBreaking Free from Fixed Fingers 
Lesson TwentyFigures of Music
Goal Setting
Lesson Twenty-OneMoving Around the Harp
Appendix ATunes adapted for this book
Appendix BBibliography
Tune index

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

New CDs from Bragod added to site

Bragod
Bob Evans (crwth) | Mary-Anne Roberts (voice)

“Medieval and Renaissance Welsh poetry performed in all its glory, may not, on paper, sound like the most enthralling prospect. But believe me, when it’s done by the Cardiff-based duo Bragod – it is.” Verity Sharp, BBC Music Magazine

Bragod by Bragod (CD) £12.00 +p&p
Welsh music and poetry from the 14th to the 18th Century. 
The first Welsh crwth recording (2001). 
Original 2001 recording, re-issued in 2013 with updated notes

View at Creighton's Collection information web site




Llatai by Bragod (CD) £12.00 +p&p
Messages of human and divine love. Medieval Welsh poetry and music marking 400 years since Robert ap Huw copied his manuscript of bardic music. Llatai is a recording of three pieces from Bragod’s performance Birds/Adar. Released 2013.

View at Creighton's Collection information web site




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Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Harp in Wales by Bruce Cardwell

A celebration of the harp in Wales, an instrument as symbolically key to a Welsh identity as the flag itself. Foreword by Catrin Finch.

Bruce Cardwell provides a history of the harp in Wales, including how it grew to prominence, its evolving role in Welsh culture, how it became a central symbol of Welshness, how it has developed as a musical instrument in response to changing musical taste, and the booming harp business today. He also explores the craft of harp-making, including the variety of construction, materials, designs and aesthetics, issues of ‘playability’ and tone, and the fusion of craft skills with art sensibilities. The book also has a section on thirty-six contemporary Welsh harpists, with portraits and a narrative on their perspective on their personal instruments, their individual repertoires and how they see their place in the continuing tradition. These harpists include Catrin Finch, Elinor Bennett, Delyth Jenkins, Robin Huw Bowen, Twm Morys, Gwenan Gibbard, Harriet Earis, Llio Rhydderch and Ben Creighton Griffiths.

A beautifully presented hard back book 10" x 10"

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Latin American Music for 4 Harps

"Che Rey" is composed Paraguayan Polka rhythm for 4 harps. Che means my (my king) in the language of the Guarani Indians of Paraguay. "This composition is dedicated to my 9 month old son Ignacio Quimey, my king" - Violeta Ramos, August 2013.

Score and set of 4 parts £10.00 + p&p

Please visit Creighton's Collection for further information

This fantastic arrangement is designed to help students understand the Latin Rhythm and, as it is played with one hand, is suitable for elementary harpists and will be a fun musical experience for any harp ensemble.
Violeta Ramos (Argentina) is a professor of classical guitar and Paraguayan harp in various music schools in Switzerland and regularly gives workshops in various Latin American music institutions.
Violet composes for both the solo Paraguayan harp (diatonic and chromatic) and for her classical guitar and harp duo. Performing both as a soloist and with the Duo Ramos-Schneider she gives concerts featuring her music across Europe and Latin America at events such as the Word Harp Congress in Amsterdam and at international festivals for harp and / or guitar in Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Cuba, France, Wales, Switzerland, Belgium, Serbia, Germany and Russia.
The Duo has two duo recordings which contain both her own and other compositions.
Since 2008 she has been writing music for students of classical or Celtic harp, with Latin American rhythms, published by Creighton’s Collection.

Monday, 12 August 2013

New Harp Music Catalogue

We have just uploaded our new September 2013 Retail and Trade Harp Music Catalogues as PDF files.

To download the catalogues please click here

Our new Retail Catalogue lists over 2,500 harp CDs and scores.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Cáirde na Cruite - Music for Irish Harp

Rogha na gCruitirí - Harpers' Choice from Cáirde na Cruite is now back in stock at Creighton's Collection and we have just added their Sounding Harps Books One to Four to our web site.


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Rogha na
gCruitirí

Harpers' Choice
Sounding
Harps 

Book One
Sounding
Harps 

Book Two
Sounding
Harps 

Book Three
Sounding
Harps 

Book Four
100 Traditional
Tunes for
Irish Harp
33 Traditional
Tunes for
Irish Harp
26 Traditional
Tunes for
Irish Harp
20 Traditional
Tunes for
Irish Harp
38 Traditional
Tunes for
Irish Harp


SOUNDING HARPS
Contents Book One

1. Dúnadána dorcha donn (Spinning Song)
2. Seán Buí (John Bull)
3. ls umbó agus eiriú (Lullaby)
4. Gheobhair,a pháiste (For you, my child)
5. Óro, bhuachaillín, seol do bhó (Young fellow, drive your cow)
6. Tá'n Samhradh ag teacht (Summer is coming)
7. The Sprightly Widow
8. Híl sé 'na lá (lt is not day)
9. Mallaí  Bhán (Fair Molly)
10. Éiníní (Little birds) 
11. Slow Air
12. An cuimhin leat an oíche úd (Do you remember that night?)
13. Giolla na Scríob (The Wandering Lad)
14. Báidín Fheilimidh (Phelimy's boat)
15. Con O'Leary's Lament
16. Arúin, fan agam (My dear, stay with me)
17. An Beinnsín Luachra (The little bundle of roses)
18. Sir Patrick Bellew
19. Im bím babaró (Worksong) for three Harps
20. An ghaoth aneas (The wind from the south)
21. Thugamar féin an Samhradh Iinn (We brought the summer with us)
22. Bog braon do'n tSeanduine (Warm a drop for the baby)
23. Bean an Fhir Ruaidh (The Red-Haired Man's wife)
24. Pé'n Éirinn í (Whoever she may be)
25. Seothóló thoil (Lullaby)
26. Mo Ghile Mear (My bright Prince)
27. Fanny Power
28. Na Sióga (The Fairies)
29. Burn's March
30. Song of the Chanter
31. William O'Flinn
32. Súgradh Beanntraí (The humours of Bantry)
33. Ballinderry, for two Harps

Contents Book Two

1. A Mhíle Grá (Oh thousand loves)
2. An Oíche úd i mBeithil (That night in Bethlehem)
3. Deirín Dé (Lullaby)
4. Oh, the Britches full of Stitches
5. Sonny’s Mazurka
6. I saw from the Beach
7. Oscail an Doras go ciúin Ó (Open the door softly)
8. Nóra Críonna
9. Suantraí na Maighdine (The Virgin’s Lullaby)
10. The Ballydesmond Polka
11. Uair Beag Roimh an Lá (A little hour before day)
12. Airiú Mhór (A great keening)
13. The Castle of Dromore
14. Is trua gan Peata an Mhaoir agam (I wish I had a shepherd’s Lamb)
15. Tripping up the Stairs
16. Larry O’Gaff
17. Fead an Iolair (The eagle’s whistle)
18. Mo Cheallaichín Fionn (My fair Ceallach)
19. An Stáicín Eorna (The little Stack of Barley)
20. Caoineadh Luimní (Limerick lamentation)
21. Hamilton’s Jig
22. Mr. O’Connor
23. The Kilkenny Tune
24. Muire Bheannaithe (Blessed Mary)
25. The King of the Fairies
26. The Kildare Hornpipe

Contents & Exam Settings Book Three

1. The Wild Colt
2. Madam Cole - ABRSM Grade 5 List A Item 10 (choice No. 2 or No.12) 
3. Cáit Ní Dhuibhir (Kitty O’Dwyer)
4. The Ship in full sail
5. An Seanduine dóite (The withered old man)
6. An Réilteann leanbhach (The beautiful artless woman)
7. The Plains of Boyle (Magh Luirg)
8. Bean dubh a’ ghleanna (The dark woman of the glen) - ABRSM Grade 6 List A Item 1
9. Garret Barry’s Jig
10. Na Géanna Fiáine (The Wild Geese)
11. The Road to Ballymac
12. Lady Dillon - TRINITY Non Pedal Harp Grade 6 - 
ABRSM Grade 5 List A Item 10 (choice No. 2 or No.12)
13. Planxty Johnston - TRINITY Non Pedal Harp Grade 7 - ABRSM Grade 6 List B Item 5
14. Queen of the West
15. Baltiorum
16. Morgan Magan
17. The Boys of Bluehill
18. Three Sea Captains
19. Dún do shúile (Close your eyes)
20. An Buachaill caol dubh (The dark slender boy)

Contents Book Four

1. An Féileachán (The Butterfly)
2. Amhrán Fíodóireachta (Weaving Song)
3. The Lady and the Farmer
4. Fáinne geal an lae (The Dawning of the Day)
5. Bean Bhán (A fair woman)
6. Slow Air
7. Óró bog liom í (Óró bring her closer to me)
8. Eilí gheal chiúin Ní Chearbhaill (Fair Gentle Fily O’Carroll)
9. The Fairies’ Lamentation
10. Maidin bheag aoibhinn (Pleasant early morning)
11. Seothóló (Lullaby)
12. Turas go Gaillimh (A trip to Galway)
13. Suantraí (Lullaby)
14. Mór Chluana (Mór of Cloyne)
15. Be Thou my Vision
16. Cé chuirfidh tú liom (Who will you send with me?)
17. Slip Jig
18. Cailín na gruaige doinne (The brown-haired girl)
19. Billy O’Rourke the Buachaill
20. Shoe the Donkey
21. Pilib an Cheoil (Philip of the music)
22. Eleanor Plunkett
23. Coinleach glas an Fhómhair (The green stubble of Autumn)
24. Mazurka
25. Moloney’s Jig
26. Nóra an Chiste (Nóra with the purse)
27. Grace Nugent
28. Dublin Streets
29. Brighid Óg Ní Mháille (Young Bridget O’Malley)
30. Mo Theaghlach (My household)
31. Ruairí Ó Mórdha (Rory O’More)
32. Saddle the Pony
33. Máire Nic Ailpin (Molly McAlpine)
34. Margaret OCarroll
35. An Port Bhagrach (The Swaggering Jig)
36. Cormacke
37. Mairseáil Bhriain Bóirmhe (Brian Boru’s March)
38. Máire Óg na gCiabh (Young Mary of the fair locks)


The Irish Harp Book




The Irish Harp Book - a tutor and companion
Sheila Larchet Cuthbert

This is a 248 page facsimile of the edition originally published by Mercier Press in 1993. There is a new preface by Sheila Larchet Cuthbert, and the biographical material has been updated. It is a collection of studies and exercises for the use of teachers and pupils of the Irish harp.

Buy this music now £40.00 +p&p

Friday, 2 August 2013

Music for Flute & Harp Ensemble

Music Score Cover ImagePapageno's Song
from The Magic Flute - WA Mozart
arr for 3 Flutes & Harp by Jane Groves

Arranged for intermediate level players
Supplied as score with parts for Flutes 1-3 + Harp.
This arrangement may be performed by flutes only.

Buy this book now   £10.00 + p&p





Music Score Cover ImageDance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy & March 
from The Nutcracker Suite - PI Tchaikovsky
arr for 4 Flutes & 2 Harps by Jane Groves

Arranged for intermediate level players
Supplied as score with parts for Flutes 1-4 + Harps 1-2
Suitable for pedal or lever harps.
This arrangement may be performed by flutes only.
 
Buy this book now   £10.00 + p&p

Friday, 7 June 2013

More Harp Exam Music


Music set in ABRSM, LCM & Trinity Harp Exams

As well as our own publications and music from independent musicians we also stock a growing selection of music from the standard harp repertoire including music published by Fischer, Leduc, Lemoine, Durand & Ricordi which we are continuing to add to our online shop as time permits starting with music set in exams.




This week we have added:-

Pozzoli - Grossi Metodo per harpa & Studi di media difficoltà 
Eugene Goossens - Deux Ballades 
Bàrbara Giuranna - Sonatina per arpa 
Monique Gabus - Images de Chine and 3 other books 
Jakez François - Easy SwingHappy Hours and 6 other books 
Gabriel Fauré - Une Châtelaine en sa tourImpromptu opus 86 
FJ Dizi - Grande Sonate, 48 Etudes Book 1 : Henry Lemoine or Salvi Edition 


Can't see what you need?
We have other exam music in stock and about to be added to this site.
Please e-mail  your requirements to us.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Harp Music by Isabelle Frouvelle

Recently added to our web site: Sheet music by Isabelle Frouvelle

Play the harp with Charlie the kitten
A beginner's harp method 

Cover ImageThis Beginner's Method for the harp was created specifically for the younger beginner harpists. Originally published in French this is a new edition in English.
The book includes drawings by Laurent Bess for the student to colour!


Buy this music now    Score: £19.00 + p&p







Also Available 
Harp Sheet Music by Isabelle Frouvelle
Sheet Music
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Solo Harp
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Play the harp
with Charlie
the kitten
Les amis de
Gribouille
Le Bal des
Fantômes
   
 
Duets - short duets for beginners first concerts
Clarinet
& Harp
Violin
& Harp
Double-Bass
& Harp
Flute
& Harp
  
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Dans la
Brume
Au Pays des
Ânes Volants
Le loup-GarouHistoire courte 

Harp Exam Music - Marcel Grandjany


As well as our own publications and music from independent musicians we also stock a growing selection of music from the standard harp repertoire including music published Fischer, Leduc & Durand which we are starting to add to our online shop. 

We have just added the following music by Marcel Grandjany - all of which is set in Graded Harp Examinations by ABRSM, LCM and/or Trinity. 

For further information about any book please click the title.



Marcel Grandjany
Arabesque   (Grade 6 Exam music) £8.50 + p&p 
Automne (Grade 6 Exam music) £8.50 + p&p 
Little Harp Book (Grade 2 Exam music) £9.99 + p&p
Petite Suite Classique (Grade 2 & 4 Exam music) £8.99 + p&p
Préludes pour harpe (Grade 5 & 6 Exam music) £11.99 + p&p 
Short Pieces from The Masters (Grade 2 & 3 Exam music) £5.99 + p&p
Trois petites Pièces (Grade 2 & 3 Exam music) £13.99 + p&p

Bach / Grandjany 

Allemande from 1st Partita in B flat (Grade 8 Exam music)) £6.99 + p&p
Etudes for Harp (Grades 6, 7 & 8 Exam music) £13.99 + p&p
   
Weidensaul / Grandjany
First-Grade Pieces for Harp  (Grades 1 & 2 Exam music) £9.99 + p&p

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We have other music by Marcel Grandjany in stock and about to be added to this site.
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