End out 2017 with a bang (or, at least a new “pluck”)
Reduced prices on used harps!
Lionwood Bridget 36 – $3900
Salvi Daphne 40 – $7900
Lyon & Healy Style 24 – $12,500
Salvi Diana – $14,000
Call for complete information and/or questions – 281.890.4500
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More about the harps:
From 2002 is a very unique instrument built by Mike Maley of Lionwood Harps. It is his standard Bridget 36 model in gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood with the neck and column of Birds eye Maple. 61″ at the column peak, back at 48″ with the solid spruce sound board 18″ across at the bottom. Her name is Jennie as illustrated by the signature burned in at the bottom of the sound board. She liked to shine on stage so there are battery operated lights under the neck and the installed Fishman transducer made sure all could hear her beautiful, crystalline tone! The included custom fiberglass hard shell case kept her safe (and the whimsical art work attest to her very playful quality!) This harp remains on the planet while the owner, a good friend to many of us in the Houston area, has taken on her new experience.
Beautiful used Salvi Diana Concert Grand Pedal Harp in Walnut Finish SN: 3526 Purchased in 1982, this has been a one-owner harp lovingly played at home for personal pleasure. Moved very little, it is in pristine condition. Although health issues prevented the owner from playing it the past 2 years, it was well maintained with a full string change and complete regulation by Peter Wiley in 2014. Beside the dolly pictured with the harp, included is a dust cover, heavy-duty padded transport cover, tuning keys, tool kit and spare strings for the top 3 octaves plus a wooden Salvi transport trunk.
This harp did experience an issue with the center strip slipping out of alignment causing the string holes not to match. Shipped to Lyon & Healy in 2002, a new soundboard was installed with repairs completed in June 2003.
Rich, warm sound.
Style 24 pedal harp price negotiable | Heartland Lap Harp $950 | Blevins Exthara 24/17 (Cross Strung in cherry with spruce soundboard. Bottom has a separation that has been repaired. SN 1922 built in 2004. Maple stand to hold harp. $1250.00)
We are now the distributors of the compositions and arrangements of Mitch Landy! We’ve known Mitch for many years, and are honored that he would choose us to handle his many years of labor. Continue reading →
For those who love this romantic and lyrical music, we have a digital download of Mattinata, written in 1904 and dedicated to Caruso. The PN (part number – it is usually easiest to find items on any site in any store by part number) is E280. This arrangement is by David Sullivan of “Celtic Harp on the Prairie” fame.
You can click HERE to immediately go to the product.
You Tube of the great Andrea Bocelli singing this charming piece.
Mattinata was written by Ruggero Leoncavallo in 1904 and dedicated to the famous operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso. Mr. Caruso was the first to record it in 1904 with the composer at the piano. Ever since, this piece has become a well known favorite on the concert stage. Translated from the Italian, Mattinata means Morning. It is the tale of a singer entreating a sleeping lover to awake and behold the dawning of the day. This arrangement can be played on a lever harp tuned in F. A 36 string lever harp can play all the written bass notes, but a smaller harp could play the entire arrangement by shifting some bass notes an octave higher. Lever changes are indicated throughout with symbols and text.
July 10 – July 15, 2017
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074-3298
The HOUSTON SUMMER HARP FESTIVAL brings young harpists together in a fun and educational atmosphere for a week long intense and non-competitive study of the harp, its history, and music. Students from around the world have attended our Festival! Students have the opportunity to study the harp with founding director Kimberly DeRosa, Therese Honey, Susanna Campbell, and Hope Cowan. Together, these instructors bring over 100 years of harp playing experience and expertise to the program.
The Festival accepts incoming 6th through recently graduated 12th grade students who are comfortable with reading bass and treble clef and have had a minimum of 6 months of harp instruction. In a non-competitive atmosphere, the students are provided with comprehensive studies on the many aspects of the harp and its music, its history and ensemble playing.