For the Grade 4 Harp syllabus 2008 - 2014, we offer you a choice of tunes to start you on your way to a rich and varied repertoire. Where appropriate, tunes in this volume have been edited for guidance purposes. The arrangements represent the technical standard to be expected at the grade, and as such should be adhered to by candidates when performing in the exam.
- A:1 The Dowie Dens of Yarrow - Trad/arr Savourna Stevenson, A:2 The Lure of the Sea Maiden -Trad/arr Anne Macdearmid, A:3 Dh’Fhàg Thu Mi fo Bhròn - Trad/arr Catriona McKay, A:4 O Càit’ an Caideal an Ribhinn a-Nochd? - Trad/arr Anne Macdearmid, A:5 The Massacre of Glencoe - Trad/arr Corrina Hewat, A:6 An Cuala Sibh mar Thachair Dhuinn?/Culloden Day - Trad/arr Isobel Mieras, A:7 *The Sweetness of Mary - Joan MacDonald Boes/arr Charlotte Peterson (* Obtainable from CMCP@catrionamckay.co.uk)
Dance or Rhythmically Varied Tunes - B:1 Port Patrick - Trad/arr Alison Kinnaird, B:2 *The Thorn Bush - James Fraser/arr Anne Macdearmid and *Sir Reginald MacDonald - Trad/arr Anne Macdearmid (* These tunes may be played in A flat or A major), B:3 Ho rò mo Bhoban an Dràm/The Favourite Dram - Trad/arr Wendy Stewart, B:4 Ben Dorain - Ronald Stevenson, B:5 The Iron Man - J. Scott Skinner/arr Patsy Seddon, B:6 Cailleach an Dùdain - Trad/arr Alison Kinnaird, B:7 The Little Cascade - G S MacLennan/arr Wendy Stewart, B:8 Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston’s Jig - Nathaniel Gow/arr Wendy Stewart, B:9 The Spey in Spate - J. Scott Skinner/arr Patsy Seddon.
Recent Compositions - C:1 Harps at Hamnavoe - Isobel Mieras,C:2 Lament for a Blind Harper - Savourna Stevenson, C:3 Amy’s Rollerskates - Mary Macmaster, C:4 Marsaili Stewart Skinner - Corrina Hewat, C:5 Wild West Waltz - Wendy Stewart