Introducing a major new work for solo harp, inspired by the retro vinyl Jukebox...
The 1950's were the heyday of the vinyl record jukebox, and this new 14-minute work for Solo Harp mirrors the concept of the jukebox, playing short 'singles' that vary in style & feel.
Jukebox was composed by Andy Scott for harpist Sioned Williams.
Enjoy the full, premiere performance above by harpists Sioned Williams, Keziah Thomas, Lauren Scott, Alex Rider, Elizabeth Bass & Eleanor Turner, with each harpist playing one movement of this six-movement work: RPM, Jump, Vinyl, Groove, Stylus & Turntable.
Harpist Sioned Williams spoke to HarpColumn prior to Jukebox's online premiere in May 2021. Commissioned for her 60th birthday, Sioned worked with Andy to create a piece reminiscent of her teenage years and “jukeboxes were popping up everywhere, bringing color and fun.”
Learn more about the piece & its background by clicking here
Jukebox is "great fun and worth the many hours of practice"
The sheet music for Jukebox is available as a PDF download at Harp Column Music here
Find out more about this unique, challenging and fun multi-movement work for solo harp & view the hard copy version on our website here
Adventures for Lever Harp by Lauren Scott has been gathering praise from Harp societies around the world.
"This next book is one to put on your wish list for Santa. Adventures for Lever Harp Book 1 is a delightful new book of original solos... For those who play or teach lever harp, these entertaining and innovative pieces are a welcome addition to the repertoire, and audiences should find these tunes interesting and engaging." Jan Jennings for Harp Column Magazine
"This is a brilliant collection of original compositions for the lever harp... a wonderful addition to anyone's lever harp music collection, leading away from the cliched music and I highly recommend it." Monika Stadler for Harp Magazine
"I have enjoyed these pieces for many reasons, but mostly for their very catchy tunes with lots of groove and their so very well placed extended techniques! Each piece is musically satisfying and fun to play. They are programmatic and will be very accessible to an audience of non-musicians and musicians alike." Review by Michelle Velvin and Becky Swan for The Harp Society of New Zealand
"We don't often find an intermediate to advanced book for lever harp, so I was excited to see this publication. This collection is ideal for professionals, or for the advanced student. I plan to use one or two of the selections for my annual recital." Review by Denise Grupp-Vernon for Folk Harp Journal
Adventures for Lever Harp is a series of books, each containing five pieces specially composed for fully-levered 34-string harp by Lauren Scott.
With no lever changes but pre-set levers from the start of each piece, they are of Intermediate to Advanced standard and target one or two different techniques within each piece.
Book 1 focuses on rhythm & groove in a natural and organic way, however, ultimately the pieces are about having a sense of fun and adventure.
Book 2 explores the extended harmonic possibilities unique to the lever harp through accessible and enjoyable music for the listener and player.
The books are available as either a hard copy or instant PDF download HERE