Welcome to June! With longer days and more free time (hopefully!), reading lists are a popular summer pastime, and we couldn’t resist making one especially for harpists. Read on for Vanderbilt’s list of 5 books for and about harpists. We hope you find something here that inspires. Happy reading!
Harp Music Bibliography by Mark Palkovic is a must have any studio. Quickly look up ideas for repertoire and research with this thorough and comprehensive guide to harp music. SOLD OUT!
Alfred Holy Memoirs by Artiss De Volt. Holy was one of the most celebrated harpists in Europe before becoming the first principal harpist for Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1913. Learn more about his life, compositions, writing, and teaching.
Harps & Harpists by Roslyn Rensch. Beautifully illustrated with more than 130 photos and drawings, this book surveys the progress of the harp from antiquity to the present day. A classic for every harpist’s library! This book has SOLD OUT!
Parish Alvars: Life, Music, Documents, by Floraleda Sacchi. An encompassing biography of a harp luminary.
A Harpist’s Guide to Effortless and Organic Playing by Heidi Lehwalder. Released in March, 2021, this book is a masterclass in musicality and technique from renowned soloist Heidi Lehwalder.