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Required Excerpts List

Summer Harp Camp 2015
Repertoire Requirements

All excerpts are available for downloading at www.imslp.org

Orchestral Repertoire using only 1 harp

  • Pick 1 piece and learn it in its entirety
    • Ravel: LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN
    • Ravel: MOTHER GOOSE SUITE
    • Falla: NIGHTS IN THE GARDENS OF SPAIN
  • Pick 1 piece and learn the listed excerpts
    • Dukas: SORCERER’S APPRENTICE
      • 2 ms. Before 22 to 4 ms. Before 24
      • Entrance after 38 to 41
      • 52 to 53
    • Ravel: PIANO CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HAND
      • 1 ms. Before 25 to 1 ms. before 27
      • 38 to 3 ms. before 39
    • Ravel: PIANO CONCERTO IN G MAJOR
      • 22 TO 24
    • Faure: PELLEAS ET MELISANDE SUITE
      • Fileuse – 4 to 1 ms. after 9
      • Sicilienne – beginning to E
    • Falla: THE THREE-CORNERED HAT
      • 10 to 14
      • 22 to 4 ms. after 23

Orchestral Repertoire using 2 harps

  • Pick 1 piece and bring BOTH parts with you to camp. We’ll work on these in class time.
    • Ravel: LA VALSE
    • Ravel: DAPHNIS ET CHLOE SUITE #2
    • Debussy: NOCTURNES

We will have one-day workshops on the following major works for harp solo with orchestra, harp with choir and orchestra, and chamber music. All of the parts are available for downloading at IMSLP.ORG. Bring music for these pieces, listen to them on YouTube. make notes of any questions you may have, and/or if you are preparing these in lessons this Spring, plan on having to opportunity at camp to coach these parts with the faculty.

  • Debussy: DANSES SACRE ET PROFANE
  • Ravel: INTRODUCTION AND ALLEGRO
  • Saint-Saens: CHRISTMAS ORATORIO
  • Faure: REQUIEM
  • Debussy: TRIO SONATE (for flute, viola and harp)

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