Welcome to the Aberdeen Harp Project, an initiative of sound supported by the north-east branch of The Clarsach Society.
This project came about following discussions around the lack of available new music for lever harp players of intermediate standard. We decided quite simply to commission new pieces from established composers that would stretch players and introduce them to working with new techniques and in new contexts. The first three pieces for the Aberdeen Harp Project were performed in a concert at Glenbuchat Hall as part of the sound festival on November 2nd 2014.
Since then we have added new works to the project each year. soundfestival 2016 will feature new works by Sally Beamish and Snorri Sigfús Birgisson as part of the Aberdeen Harp Project. Birgisson's another piece Hymni was also performed in April 2016 as part of the concert for newly commissioned pieces for the project. You can download the score from the composer's website.
We want to make the Aberdeen Harp Project as accessible as possible and so we have the pieces available to download. See below.