Many of you have enjoyed Mr. Mahan’s first collection of French pieces entitled “French Impressions”. Here is another collection of beautiful pieces with the impressionistic harmonies. These pieces can be played on lever or pedal harp, but not on small harps of 26 strings or less. The melodies are lovely. Intermediate level, left hand is supportive of right hand melodies and usually contains ascending arpeggios. Carousel and Moonlight on the Seine are quite different than the others in the collection, one having the driving 3/4 rhythm and the other having a decidedly modal feel. The Windows of Paris Suite is similar to the rendition in the first collection (French Impressions), but has a new introduction and ending, total playing time around 5 minutes. INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS.
The optional CD (see SKU 70895BCD) contains all the music played on harp, slowly for practice purposes.
Plasir D’amour by Jean Martini | Paris Nocturne | Here’s to You | Moonlight on the Seine
Carousel Waltz | We’ll Always Have Paris | Windows of Paris Suite | Un Chanson Vieux | A Time to Say Goodbye
John and I used to foster for Golden Beginnings. We had a foster named Paris: