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The Beauty of the Universe Suite

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“The Beauty of the Universe” for lever/pedal harp by Roxana Moișanu

Description

Date of first publication online: June 15, 2022

“That is where my dearest and brightest dreams have ranged — to hear for the duration of a heartbeat the universe and the totality of life in its mysterious, innate harmony.”

(Hermann Hesse, Gertrude)

“The Beauty of the Universe” suite for lever or pedal harp contains 5 pieces with cinematic and meditative mood. This little collection features harp techniques such as glissandi, rolled chords, harmonics, lever changes, grace notes. Lever changes are marked in the score.
All the pieces can be performed both individually or all together as a suite.

“The Beauty of the Universe” suite is a very nice addition to a musical program for any: 

  • therapy setting
  • space/Cosmos/Earth themes project
  • guided meditation
  • 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 meetings
  • harp recital
  • harp concert
  • special event
  • music concert for kids

 

1. Dreaming of the Moon

Duration: 03:13
E flat maj
No lever changes

I like to think that the Moon is there, even if I am not looking at it. (Albert Einstein)

Watch Dreaming of the Moon on Youtube

2. Distant Galaxies

Duration: 04:53
E flat maj/C min
4 lever changes notated in the score

There’s as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy. We are, each of us, a little universe. (Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos)

Watch Distant Galaxies on Youtube

3. Via Lactea 

Duration: 03:37
Do maj
6  lever changes notated in the score

In less than a hundred years, we have found a new way to think of ourselves. From sitting at the centre of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. (Stephen Hawking)

Watch Via Lactea on Youtube

4. Passengers on Mother Earth

Duration: 03:57
Do maj
No lever changes

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. (Neil Armstrong)

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. (Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder)

Watch Passengers on Mother Earth on Youtube

5. When the Stars Shine

Duration: 04:01
Do maj
No lever changes

Stars don’t beg the world for attention; their beauty forces us to look up. (Matshona Dhliwayo)

Be like stars; when darkness tries to stop you from shining, shine all the more. (Matshona Dhliwayo)

Watch When the Stars Shine on Youtube

“The Beauty of the Universe” Suite is a very nice addition to a recital program for any: cosmos/universe themed project, cinematic project/visuals, environmental themed event, nature themed event, global environmental events, music festival, peaceful gatherings, harp meetings, yoga sessions, poetry reading, harp workshop for kids, weddings, gallery show openings, art exhibitions, theatrical shows, or any special event.

Music performed and recorded on a Salvi Egan Electroacoustic Lever harp.

Additional information

Playable on:

Lever harp, Pedal harp, Electric pedal harp, Electroacoustic pedal harp, Electroacoustic lever harp

Instrumentation:

Harp solo

Level of difficulty:

beginner, intermediate

Duration of music:

20:00

Key:

E flat major, C major, C minor

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