Pastels – 12 Short Descriptive Works


12 short descriptive works from the masters for the intermediate student and the performing harpist, transcribed and introduced by Dominique Piana, 24 pages

Difficulty levels 4/5/6

Songs Within

1. Bagatelle / Beethoven
2. Valse sentimentale / Schubert
3. Phantasietanz / Schumann
4. Mazurka / Chopin
5. La Vision / Alkan
6. Píseň (Chanson) / Smetana
7. Klavierstück / Bruch
8. Page d’album / Debussy
9. Le Crépuscule (Twilight) / Huss
10. Pensée Mélodique / Sibelius
11. Preludio / Granados
12. Prelude / Scriabin


Pastels – 12 Short Descriptive Works

Pastels back cover

At the entrance of the romantic era stands the towering figure of Franz Schubert (1797-1828). After his death, the recognition of his genius spread across borders and cultures, and the devotion for his lieder reached mystical proportions. As the romantics – Liszt most famously – sanctified his musical inspiration, harpists also invited themselves to the banquet, producing many harp arrangements of Schubert’s most beloved songs. Among them are Félix Godefroid, John Thomas, Beatrix Fels, and Anton Zamara. The editor has access to a few more old editions worth reprinting and awaits feedback from her harp colleagues on this subject.

Additional information

Weight 1 oz