Welcome to our featured harp music section!  Every quarter (March, June, September, and December) we will feature a work by one of our talented Pacific Northwest harp composers and arrangers. You are welcome to download and print a copy of this music for your personal private use. (If you wish to perform the music publicly for profit, print or publish any arrangement, or record or broadcast it, you must first contact the copyright holder for the appropriate permissions.)

Please Note: Beginning June 2013, Reigning Harps is using YouTube to display video/audio of Featured Harp Music scores. To see/hear playback of the tune, simply click the YouTube link. To print out the score, use the Adobe PDF link.

Autumn's Featured Harp Music:

It's September and time for new Featured Harp Music!

This quarter's Featured Harp Music are two arrangement of traditional American Spirituals. These were the two group tunes presented at the PSFHS Summer Folk Harp Retreat in June 2019. (If you have a PSFHS Harpers' Songbook, please print these two tunes and add them to your book to keep it current.)

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and Deep River are two spirituals with beautiful melodies that are very effective on the harp. Some of the history of each tune is given on the page, and the lyrics also give us an idea of the yearning and hope of the original composers and singers of these Spirituals. The arrangements make use of seventh chords in a number of places to attempt to indicate the emotion behind the music.

Now, on to the music!  To print, view, or hear this quarter's tune, click on the links below.

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot:  PDF Format
Swing Low, Sweet ChariotYouTube Link

Deep River:  PDF Format
Deep RiverYouTube Link

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This page was last updated on September 01, 2019