This piece gains a whole different voice when played on harp, but is, I think, equally majestic in its own right. Performed by Amy Turk.
Category Archives: Performances & Videos
Voices of Music
Some lovely playing here:
Robin Ward plays Scots and Welsh Airs
Three airs with variations written for the triple harp by John Parry and Edward Jones, performed by Robin Ward. You can find out more about Robin’s music at www.robin-ward.com
Harp Cover of Wake Me Up by Avicii
Harp Cover with Loop Station, by harpist Viviane Nüscheler.
Something by The Beatles – Erin Hill on Electric Harp
Live at The Record Collector, July 2011. “Something” cover arranged and performed by Erin Hill.
The Furies – Harpist Maeve Gilchrist & Dancer Nic Gareiss
Some great high energy playing here (made to look effortless of course), with some impressively subtle dance moves to go along with.
Konghou (Chinese Harp), Xiang Fei Bamboo
According to the Harp Spectrum,
“In the 20th century, a new demand arose for a national instrument rooted in ancient times, yet still contemporary. In 1964, Konghou was revived in Shenyang, China, and during the 1980s several musical instrument factories in China began to design and produce a new type of Konghou combining the Guzhang (koto, like a movable-bridge zither), Pipa (lute) and Qin (mandolin), and utilizing the modern technology of the pedal harp.”
The Flood: Recreating ancient music for lyre and voice
According to Stef Conner’s website:
“The Flood’ is a creative collaboration between Stef Conner, Andy Lowings (instrument-builder, harpist and creator of the Gold Lyre of Ur Project) and Mark Harmer (sound engineer, producer and harpist). Based on Mesopotamian texts from as early as the 4th millennium BC and composed for voice and the Lyre of Ur (a reconstructed 4500-year-old instrument excavated in the early 20th century from the Royal Graves at Ur), the album is the first ever CD of new music sung entirely in Sumerian and Babylonian.”
You can find out more about the Lyre Ensemble and the Gold Lyre of Ur Project here: www.stefconner.com/the-lyre-ensemble
Harp & Vocal Duet Cover of “Royals” by Lorde – Tyné & Katie
Performed by Tyné & Katie, Dec 30, 2013. You can see more videos by harpist/singer Tyné Angela on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TyneAngela
Aeolian & Celtic Harp, Sarah Deere-Jones
Sarah Deere-Jones, playing a duet for wind and Celtic Harp. Recorded at Castlerigg Stone Circle, Cumbria.