Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Respect Copyrights : Any messages offering illegal material or links to sites that provide unauthorized, copyrighted material will be removed by the moderators.
Forum rules
Respect Copyrights : Any messages offering illegal material or links to sites that provide unauthorized, copyrighted material will be removed by the moderators.
nmarti31
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:09 am

Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by nmarti31 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:22 am

I've always thought they'd make a nice sounding duet, but I can barely find any sheet music or recordings of it.

GuitarsWeB
Posts: 494
Joined: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by GuitarsWeB » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:57 am

Harpist should be able to use classical guitar arrangements. So, find any guitar duets

User avatar
sxedio
Posts: 1501
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:18 pm
Location: UK / Cyprus

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by sxedio » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:03 pm

Also look at harp harp duets where one of the parts is playable on guitar. The one such piece I can recommend is 'Terezinha de Jesus' from 'Chansons et danses d'Amerique Latine' by Yvon Rivoal and Catherine Garson (editions Henry Lemoine). You'll have to read from harp notation or at least be able to re-write it in guitar notation, but the arpeggios on harp 2 are surprisingly guitaristic.
(Gr) (En) (very little Fr)

User avatar
Christopher Freitag
Posts: 674
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:46 pm
Location: New York, USA

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by Christopher Freitag » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Check out the repertoire on "Together", the duo album with Jason Vieaux and Yolanda Kondonassis. At least one piece was written for them, but I think you can find the music for some of the others, like the works by Hovhaness and Pujol.
Chris Freitag

2013 German Vasquez Rubio Concert Special "Bernardi"; German spruce/Brazilian rosewood
2014 Garrett (Gary) Lee spruce/cedar double top; Brazilian rosewood

User avatar
Mark Clifton-Gaultier
Posts: 1820
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:03 pm
Location: England

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:32 pm

sxedio wrote:The one such piece I can recommend is 'Terezinha de Jesus' from 'Chansons et danses d'Amerique Latine' by Yvon Rivoal and Catherine Garson (editions Henry Lemoine). You'll have to read from harp notation or at least be able to re-write it in guitar notation, but the arpeggios on harp 2 are surprisingly guitaristic.
That's because they are derived from Yvon Rivoal's original guitar duet arrangements.

User avatar
sxedio
Posts: 1501
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:18 pm
Location: UK / Cyprus

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by sxedio » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:21 pm

Mark Clifton-Gaultier wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:32 pm

That's because they are derived from Yvon Rivoal's original guitar duet arrangements.
Thanks Mark. There you go nmarti13, get the guitar duet arrangement for yourself and pass the harp duet arrangement to the harpist!
(Gr) (En) (very little Fr)

Luis_Br
Posts: 2369
Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:50 pm
Location: Brazil

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by Luis_Br » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 pm

I have a CD recording by Marcus Llerena (guitar) and Cristina Braga (harp). Their repertoire is:
Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Sonatina Canonica op196
Sor - Op55 1, 2 and 3
Barrios - Study in B minor, Paraguayan Dance
Dowland - My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home, My Lord Chamberlain's Galliard
Thomas Robinson - A Plaine Song, A Fantasy, A Toy
Purcell - Rondo
Brazilian Anonymous - Lundum
Henrique de Mesquita - Batuque
Ricardo Medeiros - Alianças (piece dedicated to the duo)

User avatar
sxedio
Posts: 1501
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:18 pm
Location: UK / Cyprus

Re: Anyone know of duets for guitar and harp?

Post by sxedio » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:48 pm

Luis_Br wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 pm
I have a CD recording by Marcus Llerena (guitar) and Cristina Braga (harp). Their repertoire is:
Dowland - My Lord Chamberlain's Galliard
Originally 'for two to play upon one lute'. The player on the high frets is playing a largely monophonic part, is that assigned to the guitar, and the polyphonic low part to the harp? You can see a few bars from an attempt of mine to notate here https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.com/ ... 6#p1267795
(Gr) (En) (very little Fr)

Return to “Search for classical guitar sheet music”