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Harp Guide

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This guide is designed to help you find music for the harp and information about the instrument. Use this as a starting point or browsing tool and consult IUCAT for more complete information. If you need more help, feel free to ask at the Reference Desk.

 

Classification Numbers for Harp Music

(if you’d like to browse the shelves)

 M115–M119  Harp alone:
     M115      Collections (more than one composer)
     M116      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M117      Original works: Separate
     M118      Arrangements: Collections
     M119      Arrangements: Separate works
 M272–M273  Harp with piano accompaniment:
     M272      Collections
     M273      Separate works
 M292–M293  Duets for two plucked instruments (of all kinds):
     M292      Collections
     M293      Separate works
 M294–M295  Duets—one stringed and one plucked instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M325–M329  Piano and two plucked instruments
 M330–M334  Piano, one string, and one plucked instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M365–M369  Three plucked instruments
 M370–M374  Three stringed and plucked instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments
 M380–M384  Three stringed, wind, and plucked instruments

 

Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).

Concertos and similar pieces

 M1036  Harp with orchestra, full scores
 M1036.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1037  Harp with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1136  Harp with string orchestra, full scores
 M1136.5  Cadenzas for such works
 M1137  Harp with string orchestra, piano reductions

 

 

Studies and methods:

 MT540  General works
 MT542  Systems and methods
 MT543  Teaching pieces
 MT544  Instructive editions
 MT546  Orchestral studies (excerpts)
 MT547  Two harps
 MT548  Self-instructors
 MT552  Celtic harp
 MT557  Piano harp

 

Not all harp music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.  

 


Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)


 

Solo harp music: sonatas (harp); suites (harp); variations (harp); etc.; harp music
Harp and piano music: rondos (harp and piano); sonatas (harp and piano); suites (harp and piano); variations (harp and piano); etc.; harp and piano music
Duets: harp music (harps (2))

violin and harp music; flute and harp music; horn and harp music; etc.

Trios: Plucked instrument trios [for three plucked instruments]

trios [mixed stringed and plucked, various combinations]; e.g., trios (flute, harp, viola), trios (harp, violin, violoncello)

Quartets: plucked instrument quartets [various combinations];

also suites [various combinations of plucked instruments]; variations [various combinations of plucked instruments]; etc.

plucked instrument quartets [mixed string and woodwind, various combinations];

also suites, variations, etc.

Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.

Harp and Orchestra: concertos (harp)

concertos (harp) — solo with piano

harp with orchestra

concertos (harp with string orchestra)

rondos (harp) with orchestra, etc.


 

Classification Numbers for Books about the Harp

 Ref. ML128 .H3  Harp bibliographies
 ML1005  General works
 ML1006  Construction
 ML1008  Music and playing

 

 

Selected Periodicals

(Current issues available in Periodicals on 1st floor)

 The American Harp Journal (1967--)  ML1 .A49
 Harp News (1950--)  ML1 .H29
 HarpEvents Newsletter (1997--)  ML5 .H34


 

 

Selected Internet Resources

 American Harp Society  http://www.harpsociety.org/
 The Harp Therapy Journal  http://www.harptherapy.com/


 



last updated: 7/26/2013