Melancholic Waltz for lever harp


Melancholic Waltz for lever harp by Roxana Moișanu


Date of first publication online: March 23, 2023

“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories.” – Oscar Wilde

Originally written for piano*, “Melancholic Waltz”** is a composition that captures the essence of the profound connection between music, emotions, and memories. Inspired by the Oscar Wilde quote, “Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories”, this piece takes the listener on a journey through a range of emotions, from wistful nostalgia to profound sadness.

As the melancholic waltz progresses, the listener is invited to reflect on their own memories and emotions, and to find solace in the beauty of the music. With its haunting melody and evocative harmonies, “Melancholic Waltz” is a tribute to the power of music to express the depths of human experience. (Roxana Moișanu)

* This is the lever harp version. Compositional adjustments had to be made to accommodate the limitations of the lever harp. This version retains the original key (B minor) in which it was originally composed for piano. There are a few lever changes, but not difficult considering the slow tempo of the piece. Every lever change is notated in the score.

** This piece is also available on pedal harp in the keys of B minor and B-flat minor.

Melancholic Waltz for pedal harp

This piece is also available on piano in the key of B minor:

Melancholic Waltz for Piano

Melancholic Waltz for lever harp is a very nice addition to a musical program for any:

  • therapy setting
  • Remembrance Day events
  • cinematic project/visuals
  • guided meditation
  • harp music therapy
  • theatrical shows
  • music and visuals projects
  • movie soundtrack
  • gallery show openings
  • peaceful gatherings
  • spa sessions
  • yoga sessions
  • poetry reading show
  • art exhibitions
  • church services
  • memory care centres
  • harp workshop
  • music concert
  • nursing homes
  • hospital
  • harp recital
  • harp concert
  • special event


Additional information

Playable on:

lever harp, electroacoustic lever harp, electric lever harp


lever harp solo

Level of difficulty:


Duration of music:



B minor


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