Five Poetical Studies for Harp Alone

Carlos Salzedo

Edition is 2 pages. These excercises were originally designed for the touring harpist who had a very limited time to prepare for performances. Depending on the tempo taken, these can be warm-up exercises for advanced harpists, or may be used as short etudes with the advanced beginner for the development of muscle memory and strength.

A Concert Fantasy for advanced pedal harpists. Lighthearted arrangement by Carlos Salzedo of the American folk song "Dixie" for pedal harp. Requires many fast hand jumps from one octave to another, and many chords stretch well over an octave, so this piece will not be comfortable for small hands.

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Although the piece changes keys four times, the pedals are not difficult and there are no enormous technical challenges other than those sited above plus the lively tempo. This collection of twelve exercises is for advanced pedal harpists maintaining technique and for warm-ups. Unlike concert etudes, these all contain easy to remember patterns that you can use at any time without the music once you have learned them. An arrangement of this beloved Irish tune also known as "Danny Boy" for intermediate level pedal harp by Carlos Salzedo.

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This piece is often in demand for memorial services, background music and wedding ceremonies. One critic said was a "piece of convenience", while fellow composers praised the work's strength and personality.

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From the s onward, Salzedo appeared as a soloist with many orchestras. During his visit, he went to London to give the first live broadcast harp recital over the BBC. His last visit to France was for two weeks in , on his way to Israel to judge the first International Harp Contest. Volunteers and friends helped with publicity mailings and other secretarial work.

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Salzedo became the chairman of the National Association of Harpists in , and was the editor-in-chief of its publication until He was also the president of the National Association of Harpists in Robert Schmitz in , and was its vice president in Salzedo raised money to buy a pipe organ in Seal Harbor, with matching funds from John D. Rockefeller , [34] and later, was most notably able to raise sufficient funds to aid Vaslav Nijinsky and his family to escape into safety in Switzerland.

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Salzedo based his teaching technique on the aesthetics of arm movement, focusing on the movements of specific body parts. He taught that a harpist's elbows should be parallel to each other and the floor, and that a true legato was impossible on the harp, while Grandjany taught that the left arm should be lower than the right and that advanced finger techniques could produce a legato on the harp.

He also taught at Juilliard School until Salzedo's students had two or three lessons per week. Salzedo began composing at a young age. While Salzedo was in the French army, he arranged pieces for the soldiers to perform. When he secretly taught Olga Samaroff harp, he composed a piece based on her name for her to perform. In , he wrote five preludes, including Iridescence , which he followed with Five Poetical Studies in Also in , he composed a symphonic poem, The Enchanted Isle , after the death of Debussy. Salzedo included Five Poetical Studies in his Modern Study of the Harp , where he introduced his notation system for indicating certain harp techniques.

A crescent shape over notes indicates that they should be played with fingernails. Square notes indicate that the harpist should press on the string with one hand and pluck with the other, giving it a sound like a xylophone. Rapid glissandos are represented with arrows in the vertical lines of notes, and "L. V" instructs harpists to "let vibrate". He wrote Four Preludes to the Afternoon of a Telephone based on the telephone numbers of four of his students.

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He stated that he composed Concerto for Harp and Seven Wind Instruments because contemporary repertoire lacked a harp concerto. He dedicated the composition to Lucile Lawrence. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge commissioned Salzedo to write a piece for harp and chamber orchestra; Preamble et Jeux premiered in Please enter recipient e-mail address es. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es.

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