It has been said that “it takes 10 years to make a good harpist”. Therefore, the French system of grading difficulty levels in terms of learning years at the instrument, from 1 to 10, has been adopted. You will find this indication in parentheses after the title and number of pages of each piece. Our catalogue is arranged alphabetically by composer for a clearer overview of what is available. But it also is divided into several collections.
Collections In Our Catalogue
The Educational Series (ES) consists of pedagogical collections, often in progressive order, aiming to teach musicianship through the music of the famous composers of the past.
Classics revisited (CR) features harp transcriptions of favorite works that defined their era in style and sensibility, or pieces already historically appropriated by the harp world.
Romantic Renaissance (RR) brings back to life the original 19th century harp repertoire that was relegated to the museum during the 20th century. This is the music that really fits the harpist’s hands and makes the harp sing…
Harpiana presents (HP) offers eclectic new 21st century works or compositions written from any era in other genres, such as ethnic, that deserve a hearing because of their universal appeal.
Contemplation (CT) stands for the Franz Liszt Anthology for Harp and highlights the common thread between Liszt’s piano music and romantic harp writing with works already transcribed during his lifetime and others newly edited by Dominique Piana.
Gems Unearthed (GU) brings to the fore unique pieces that either survived in manuscript form only or were lost in the shuffle of history, from the 18th century to modern times.
Through Harpiana Reprints (HR), our newest category, out of print (and out of copyright) music is duplicated from clean, original old prints. There are some finger- licking tidbits, such as Godefroid’s Pensées musicales, of which Book 1 is available again, hot off the press.
Please note: all the above are available wholesale to harp stores and businesses.
Besides our own publications, Harpiana is also offering some European imports for sale, mainly from the Italian publishers UT Orpheus and Pizzicato at this time. If you know for sure that something exists, we can help you find it! We also have access to French publishers. Please ask for a separate catalogue listing the already-imported music.