Featured Harp Music

Welcome to our featured harp music section!  Every quarter (March, June, September, and December) we will feature a work by one of our talented Pacific Northwest harp composers and arrangers. You are welcome to download and print a copy of this music for your personal private use. (If you wish to perform the music publicly for profit, print or publish any arrangement, or record or broadcast it, you must first contact the copyright holder for the appropriate permissions.)

Please Note: Beginning September 2023, Reigning Harps is using MP3 files to enable audio playback of Featured Harp Music scores. To hear playback of the tune, simply click the MP3 Audio link. To see or print out the score, use the PDF link.

Summer’s Featured Harp Music:

For this summer’s featured harp music we are offering a harp ensemble piece! Our recent Spring Festival explored harps in ensemble, and this three-part arrangement of Lovely Joan,” written by Festival co-directors Anna Jenkins and Beth Kolle, is a piece that might be enjoyed by a trio of harp friends or by your local harp circle. (Note that even though this piece was presented at the Spring Festival it was not intended as a Group Tune and is not meant to be included in your PSFHS Harpers’ Song Book.)

“Lovely Joan” is a traditional English folk ballad that tells of a rich young man out riding who meets a girl named Joan, and tries to seduce her by offering his golden ring. Joan, being wise, doubts all his empty promises and instead steals his horse and his ring, leaving him stranded in the fields!

Below you’ll find links where you can print out the full score (all three parts at once) and also each part separately. There is a sheet of lyrics if you wish to sing along, or learn more about the story of the ballad. And finally, there is an audio file provided so you can hear all the parts playing together.

Now, on to the music!

Lovely Joan – Full score (all parts): PDF

— Harp 1: PDF

— Harp 2: PDF

— Harp 3 (condensed): PDF

Lovely Joan – Lyrics: PDF

Lovely Joan – Full score (all parts): MP3 Audio

Music Archive: click here to see previous Featured Harp Music scores

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