Have you started playing Christmas music? Maybe you have a festive gig coming up or you are planning to play in church. Maybe you just want to have a few songs that you can play well for family and friends.
I have a beautiful selection of Christmas carols arranged for harp at a variety of levels. You'll even find a few special arrangements that work very well on small harps.
Sit back with a hot apple cider and enjoy!
1. Three Easy Christmas Carols - Elementary (small harp)
A perfect set of pieces for those who are new to reading music at the harp. These pieces include all the fingering and bracket markings to help you feel successful.
2. All is Calm - Early intermediate (small harp)
If you have a small harp, you'll be able to play this arrangement. Enjoy those rich harmonies with hints of Silent Night and The First Noel.
3. Carol of the Bells - Early Intermediate
Tailor-made for early intermediate players, this piece is so much fun to play and you'll learn how to flip levers and master cross-unders on those fast scale passages. You'll need F# and G# levers for this one.
4. What Child Is This - Early Intermediate
Comfortable and so rewarding to learn! You'll explore the full range of the harp with easy to memorize patterns.
5. Twas in the Moon of Wintertime - Early Intermediate
Also known as the Huron Christmas Carol, this haunting melody sounds beautiful on the harp. Relaxing music with comfortable patterns, generous pacing and plenty of fingering suggestions. You'll need the B flats to play in D minor.
6. In the Bleak Midwinter & The First Noel - Early Intermediate
Aimed at early intermediate level players, the patterns and hand coordination are very comfortable. Yet the expressive artistry of these two beautiful carols shines through.
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen & Sing We Now of Christmas - Intermediate
This intermediate harp arrangement keeps technical demands to a minimum so you can enjoy making the most of musical artistry. Fingerings are included to help early intermediate players navigate the melody successfully. You'll need B flats for this D minor solo.
8. I Saw Three Ships & Sussex Carol - Intermediate (small harp)
This lilting harp solo combines two favorite Christmas carols. Fingerings are sprinkled throughout to help early intermediate players navigate the nimble 6/8 meter. No levers? No problem, this is written in C Major and can be played on a small harp (except for one low G).
9. Boughs of Holly - Intermediate (small harp)
A clever arrangement of Deck the Halls with nimble fingerwork, finger crossing, thumb drags and left hand 10th patterns. Plenty of teachable moments here!
10. O Come, O Come Emmanuel - Intermediate
Arranged to play on either harp or piano for more advanced players. Explore the full range of the harp with flowing arpeggios and dramatic chords.
11. O Holy Night - Intermediate
Carefully arranged to feel comfortable in the hands, you will only have two lever changes in this classic carol.
12. Eibhli in a Manger - Intermediate
This piece combines the beautiful Irish Air, "Eibhli Gheal Chiuin Ni Chearbhaill" with both well known versions of "Away in a Manger".
13. We Three Kings of Galway Bay - Intermediate
This piece combines "My Own Dear Galway Bay" with "We Three Kings".
14. Off She Goes With Joy - Intermediate
This arrangement combines the joyful Irish jig, "Off She Goes" with "Joy to the World". It's the ideal selection for a winter wedding!
15. Ding Dong Merrily on High & Off She Goes - Lead Sheet
In this video you will learn how to use 3 common left hand patterns to create an effective arrangement on the harp. Get the free lead sheet download!
16. Christmas Medley - Lever Harp Trio
Enjoy this Christmas ensemble for three lever harps. The medley blends Coventry Carol, We Three Kings and We Wish You a Merry Christmas into an attractive trio arrangement for the holidays.
And of course, let's not forget Chord Town Christmas! A handy collection of Christmas lead sheets. Play on any harp to create a medley of favorite carols at your level.
Merry Christmas everyone!