Music Books - Broken String Productions

Below are arrangements that Robin has published through Lulu.com. More arrangements will be made available on an ongoing basis, so check back for updates. If you have any questions about any of the pieces please don’t hesitate to e-mail Robin at robin@robin-ward.com

Ancidetemi Pur, per L'arpa by Giovanni Maria Trabaci
Ancidetemi Pur by Giovanni Maria Trabaci is one of a handful of pieces written for the Arpa a tre registre or Triple harp. The piece was originally a madrigal for four voices by Arcadelt, and this is Trabaci's instrumental version for the harp. This edition is playable on chromatic and pedal type harps, and is of a moderately difficult level of difficulty.                  



Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega - Arr. Robin Ward
A piece originally written for the guitar by Francisco Tarrega in 1892, transcribed for the harp. The piece is of an intermediate level of difficulty, and is pedal or chromatic (triple and cross-strung) harp friendly. 

                 


Pieces by Charles Mouton - Arr. Robin Ward for Lever Harp
From the French Baroque, a selection of pieces by French lutenist Charles Mouton transcribed and arranged for the lever harp. The pieces included in the collection are the pieces that were written out in the Milleran Manuscript collected by Rene Milleran in around 1690. This volume also includes a small number of pieces that are Mouton's arrangements of pieces from Lully's theatrical works. The music is of an intermediate level of difficulty and many of the pieces included in this volume contain several lever changes. All lever changes are marked, and suggested fingerings for the right hand are given for passages where both treble and bass need to be played with the right hand while the left hand executes the necessary lever changes.

Pieces by Charles Mouton - Arr. Robin Ward for Pedal or Chromatic Harp
From the French Baroque, a selection of pieces by French lutenist Charles Mouton transcribed and arranged for the lever harp. The pieces included in the collection are the pieces that were written out in the Milleran Manuscript collected by Rene Milleran in around 1690. This volume also includes a small number of pieces that are Mouton's arrangements of pieces from Lully's theatrical works. The music is of an intermediate level of difficulty.                  


Suite BWV996 by Johann Sebastian Bach - Trans. Robin Ward
Transcription of J.S.Bach's Suite BWV996 in Em for the harp. Pitched in Am the piece is of a moderately difficult level of difficulty and is playable on Chromatic and pedal type harps.                  



Suite in C major by Ernst Gottlieb Baron - Arr. Robin Ward
A Suite from the mid-eighteenth century by German Lutenist Ernst Gottlieb Baron, transcribed for the harp. This suite is of an intermediate level of difficulty and is playable on lever, pedal and chromatic type harps. All lever changes are indicated. The Suite is comprised of: 1.Allemande 2.Courante 3.Minuet 4.Sarabande 5.Bourée 6.Minuet 7.Air 8.Gigue

This book is now included as part of Trinity college's 2016 - 2019 syllabus
No. 3 Minuet - Grade 4 Lever or Pedal * No.5 Bouree - Grade 5 lever or Pedal * No.7 Air - Grade 3 * 


Suite in Am by Robert De Visée - Arr. Robin Ward
A Suite from the French Baroque. Originally written for the guitar or lute this piece has been edited and arranged for pedal or chromatic type harps(cross strung or triple strung). The suite is of an intermediate level of difficulty and is made up of twelve movements including a short prelude, a pair of Allemandes, courantes, gavottes, and minuets.



Suite in Am by Robert De Visée (lever harp) - Arr. Robin Ward
A suite from the French Baroque. Originally written for the guitar or lute, this piece has been arranged and edited for the lever harp. This piece is of a intermediate to moderately difficult level of difficulty and includes a significant number of lever changes. All lever changes have been marked and where necessary I have suggested some fingerings for passages where the right hand needs to play both the treble and bass while the left hand is moving levers. Not a piece for lever harpists afraid of moving levers.                  

This book is now included as part of Trinity college London 2016 - 2019 syllabus
No. 2 Allemande & No.3 Courante or no. 10 Deux Minuets - Grade 6 Lever Harp

Suite in F by Sylvius Leopold Weiss - Arr. Robin Ward
A suite of pieces composed for the lute by Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686 - 1750), transcribed and arranged for the harp by Robin Ward. Whilst arranged with the lever harp in mind, the piece is playable on lever, pedal, and chromatic type harps and is of an intermediate level of difficulty.



Three Lute Suites Arranged for Lever Harp by Robin Ward
This book contains the three suites by Baron, De Visée and Weiss that I had arranged for the lever harp as a single volume. The Three suites are fine examples of eighteenth century lute music transcribed for the harp. The suites are of an intermediate level of difficulty and provide the performer and student a like with three substantial works suitable for study and performance.

This book contains all of the above mentioned music for the Trinity College Music exams.

© Robin Ward 2017