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Historical Sheet Music

Many items of sheet music originally collected by Joseph George Morley (1847–1921) are available to download for free on this page.

A few of the larger editions cost £5 to download. All are fully printable at high resolution and carry a Morley Harps watermark. Those who do not wish to download music can purchase facsimile editions without watermarking. These editions are spiral bound and printed on high quality paper.

See also documents and images from the same collection.


Elias Parish Alvars

4th Grand Concerto for the Harp, Op. 60
Free Download (1.83 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Concertino for Harp and String Quartet, Op. 34 – Harp Part
Free Download (2.98 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Linda Di Chamounix (Duet) – Donizetti
Arranged for harp and piano or two pianos by Parish Alvars and Czerny
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Ossiansklange Schwain und Phoenix Gross Fantasie für die Harfe
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Romances for the Harp Vol 1
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Romances for the Harp Vol 2
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Romances for the Harp Vol 3
Free Download (1.14 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
For nearly a hundred years, the previously unpublished manuscripts of these delectable short pieces (94 in total) have lain in the Morley library. They are an exciting new addition to the harpist’s repertoire from the “Liszt of the Harp.”


Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Duet Arranged for Harp and Piano
Free Download (791 KB) or Buy Sheet Music


Jean Baur

4 Sonates Pour La Harpe
With piano and violin accompaniments. Contains harp, piano and violin parts.
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Nicholas Charles Bochsa

12 Lessons and 2 Airs
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A Fantasia for the Harp – With a Favourite Irish Melody (The Last Rose of Summer)
Free Download (880 KB) or Buy Sheet Music

Concerto di Camera for Harp
With accompaniments for two violins, viola and cello and a flute ad libitum.
Free Download (3.07 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

The Favourite Waltz from the Grand Ballet of Giselle
Free Download (538 KB) or Buy Sheet Music

Grand and Brilliant Variations for the Harp on the Last Waltz by Weber
Free Download (1.55 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Grande Sonate Pastorale For Harp and Flute op.36Includes harp and flute parts.
Free Download (1.46 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

L’Imagination du Moment – Grand Fantasia on the Favourite Romance: Teobaldo e Isolina
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Ma Normandie
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A New Notturno Concertante for the Harp and Flute
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Notturno Concertante for Harp and Flute op.70
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Notturno for the Piano or Harp and Flute Op. 53
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Souvenir du Tyrol
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Tyrolienne Favourite
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D Bruguier

Trios for Two Pianos with Harp Accompaniment:Hark Apollo Strikes the Lyre
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‘I Love Thee’ and ‘Should He Upbraid’
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Tell Me My Heart
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The Chough and Crow
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Jean-Baptiste Cardon

Four Sonatas for the Harp
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J Balsir Chatterton

Martha, Fantasia for the Harp
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My Lodging is on the Cold Ground
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Santa Lucia
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The Minstrel Boy
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Martin-Pierre Dalvimare

Three Grand Sonatas for the Harp
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Jan Ladislav Dussek

A Favourite Duet for Harp and Piano or 2 Pianos Op.XI
Free Download – Harp One (984 KB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (996 KB) or Buy Sheet Music


Olivia Buckley Dussek

Oft In The Stilly Night
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Sophia Dussek

Concerto (Giornovichi) – Arranged for Harp by Sophia Dussek
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Three Sonatas for the HarpIncludes Sonatas in E Flat, F and C majors
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G Foignet

Three Nocturnes for Harp and Flute
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Baldassare Galuppi

Allegro and Larghetto
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Félix Godefroid

Ballade De La Fée and La Derniere Rose D’Éte
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Carnaval de Venise
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Étude De Concert in E Flat Minor / La Jeune et la Vieille / Le Sommeil de Dieux
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Grande Fantaisie Originale For Two Harps or Harp and Piano
Free Download – Harp One (1.60 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (1.70 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Souvenir Castillan: Rondeau Brillant
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Three Characteristic Studies for the Harp: La Melancholie / Le Rêve / La Danse des Sylphes
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Three Pieces for Harp: Le Désir / Les Gouttes De Rosée / Le Coucou
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Three solos: Les Adieux / La Serenade / La Harpe Eolienne
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G. F. Handel

Rinaldo (air d’Almirena) for Piano and Violin
Free Download (468 KB) or Buy Sheet Music


Alphonse Hasselmans

Aubade Op.30
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Bénigne Henry

Premier Sonate pour la Harpe Op.2
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Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz

Sonata XXVII For the Harp Op. 14 No. 2
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Sonata XVIII For the Harp Op. 15 No. 1
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Sonata II For the Harp Op. 1 No. 2 and Sonata XXI For the Harp Op. 13 No. 1
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Frederick Meyer

Frederick Meyer was one of the two harpist sons of Philippe Meyer. He was a well-known teacher and wrote some pleasing compositions. These short pieces are in different keys and are useful studies in the style of late eighteenth century music. They are also good sight-reading pieces.

14 Progressive Lessons and Preludes For the Harp
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Philippe James Meyer

This is another great discovery from the Morley library. Philippe James Meyer (1737-1819) was born in Strasbourg, worked in Paris and finally settled in England in 1784. With Voltaire, he wrote the opera “Samson” and became known as the “young Gluck”. His compositions are remarkable for their sensitivity and although many of the movements are technically easy, they make delightful concert pieces. Meyer uses harmonics with great originality and has probably the earliest example in print.

Four Original Lessons (Sonatas) for the Harp
Free Download (1.53 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

The Cries of London
For one or more voices with an accompaniment for the harp or piano.
Free Download (932 KB) or Buy Sheet Music


Mrs Miles

Serenata for Two Performers on the Piano with Flute and Harp Accompaniment
Free Download (3.12 MB) or Buy Sheet Music


Francois-Joseph Naderman

A Favourite Air of Mozart Duet for Two Harps or Harp and Piano
Free Download – Harp One (25.70 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (5.68 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Deux Sonates Progressives et Chiffrèes Op.19
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Duet for Two Harps Op. 56
Free Download – Harp One (9.22 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (7.94 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Duo En Fantaisie For Two Harps
Free Download – Harp One (4.46 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (4.32 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Grand Sonata For the Harp in F Major Op. 47
Many harpists have played Naderman’s “Seven Progressive Studies”, which are admirable pieces for the foundation of a good Classical technique. However, none of the studies are as extended or as musically interesting as this Grand Sonata. Naderman, confident that this was one of his best compositions, dedicated it to Muzio Clementi, the famous pianist.
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Charles Oberthür

Twelve Exercises for the Harp
Twelves studies in a pleasing Romantic style, from the important harpist, Charles Oberthür (1819-1895).
Free Download (9.56 MB) or Buy Sheet Music


Igna Pleyel

Duo
Includes 1st and 2nd harp (or piano) parts. A charming sonata from the time of Mozart.
Free Download – Harp One (1.03 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (912 MB) or Buy Sheet Music


Richard Roberts

Cambrian Harmony

A collection of Welsh Airs arranged as they were originally performed by the Ancient Britons. Adapted for the harp and pianoforte by Richard Roberts (1769-1855). Includes 30 airs, plus a second harp/piano part for Sweet Richard.
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Camille Saint-Saëns

Serenade – Duet for Piano or Harp and Alto Instrument
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Henry Smart

Sonata For the Harp with a Violin Accompaniment (Ad Lib.) – Henry Smart

Henry Smart studied with Cramer and in the earlier part of his life played in the orchestra of the Italian Opera at the Haymarket Theatre. With his brother, the conductor, Sir George Smart, he would have performed many times with Haydn. This sonata is much influenced by Haydn and Arne and may be considered as one of the best classical sonatas for the harp. It is dedicated to Phillipe Meyer’s eldest son, Philip, a fine harpist who studied with Madame Krupmholtz.

Sonata For the Harp with a Violin Accompaniment (Ad Lib.)
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C. M. Sola

La Marziale Fantasia for Harp and Flute
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Louis Spohr

Fantasia For the Harp Op. 35 Plus Variations for the Harp on the Air Je Suis Encore Dans Mon Printemps Op. 36

Two major harp compositions that bridge the style of eighteenth century classicism to nineteenth century romanticism. Spohr (1784-1859) wrote several solos for his wife Dorette and duos and double concertos for harp and violin, which they performed on their concert tours.
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Stephen Storace

Eight Canzonetts for Medium Voice with Accompaniment for a Piano or Harp
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John Thomas

All Through the Night
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Andantino for Two Harps or Harp and Piano
A movement from John Thomas’s First Harp Concerto with a melody reminiscent of Mendelssohn’s compositions.
Free Download – Harp One (952 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (796 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Ave Maria Duet – Franz Schubert, arranged for Two Harps, or Harp & Piano by John Thomas
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Free Download – Harp Two (0.98 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Bardic Fantasia Duet for Two Harps or Harp and Piano
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Come to Battle (Duet) – Duet For Two Harps or Harp and Piano
Free Download – Harp One (1.50 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (1.50 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Coronation March for Two Harps or Harp and Piano
Free Download – Harp One (620 KB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (1.00 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Gigue (G.F. Handel) Arranged for Two Harps or Harp and Piano by John Thomas
Free Download – Harp One (461 KB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (461 KB) or Buy Sheet Music

Grand Duet In E Flat Minor for Two Harps
Arguably one the best of John Thomas’s compositions, this duet features ingeniously arranged melodies and a beautiful slow movement.
Free Download – Harp One (15.7 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (13.2 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti (Duet) – Arranged by John Thomas
Free Download – Harp One )1.17 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (1.03 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

March of the Men of Harlech (Duet) Arranged for Two Harps or Harp and Piano
The arrangement of this familiar tune is brilliant sounding, but not too demanding to play.
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March of the Welsh Fusiliers For Two Harps or Harp and Piano (Duet)
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Duet on Themes from Norma – Arranged by John Thomas For Two Harps or Harp and Piano
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Free Download – Harp Two (1.96 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Soldier’s Chorus from Faust (Gounod) Arranged for Two Harps
Free Download – Harp One (544 KB) or Buy Sheet Music
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Souvenir du Nord – Duo for Two Harps or Harp and Piano on Russian Melodies
Free Download – Harp One 940 KB or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (786 KB) or Buy Sheet Music


Various

Seven Songs for Harp and Voice
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For Harp, Voice, Basso and Flute:
Hope Told a Faltering Tale – Mazzinghi

For Harp and Voice:
O! Merry Row the Bonny Bark – John Parry
The Harper’s Lamentation – Wm Horsley
The Maid of Lodi – Mr Shield
The Soldier’s Tear – Alexander Lee
The Spirit Song – Dr Haydn
Who Boasts the Brightest Eye – Charles E Horn

All parts written in one score.


Samuel Webbe

Duet for Harp and Piano – G F Handel, Arranged by Webbe.
Andante from ‘Suite de pieces’ and March from the ‘Occasional Oratorio’
Free Download – Harp One (609 KB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (586 KB) or Buy Sheet Music


John Weippert

These fresh and charming dance movements were written about 1800. It is rare to find music of such quality for the less advanced player. Of easy to medium grade, they will be especially attractive to the harpist who would like to begin to play duets.

12 Divertimentos for Two Pedal Harps or Pedal Harp and Pianoforte
Free Download – Harp One (2.35 MB) or Buy Sheet Music
Free Download – Harp Two (8.66 MB) or Buy Sheet Music

Duet for Two Pedal Harps
Two popular melodies – Away with Melancholy and Sir David Hunter Blair’s Reel – arranged in a simple and attractive way for two harps or harp and piano.
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Free Download – Harp Two (1.23 MB) or Buy Sheet Music


Albert Zabel

Born in Berlin, Albert Zabel (1835-1910) was a protoge of the composer, Meyerbeer. After concert tours in Europe and America, he moved to Russia. In 1854 he became harpist to the Imperial Ballet and Professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. His compositions are in the grand Romantic tradition and his Springbrunnen (The Fountain) is perhaps one of the best known harp compositions in the world. His three attractive Concert Studies are considered essential to the development of the complete performer.

Compositions Pour la Harpe, Vol 1
This volume includes:
Op 31 Romance sans paroles
Op 23 Am springbrunnen (La Source)
Op 26 Marguerite douleureuse au rouet (No 2)
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Légende: Morceau Fantastique
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Three Concert Studies
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By Other Author


Robert Bruce Armstrong

The Irish Harp
An important document of the history of the harp in Ireland. There are detailed descriptions of old harps notably the Trinity College Harp and many diagrams and pictures. There are sixteen pages of music for the Irish Harp taken mainly from the Bunting Collection. Published in 1904.
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The Highland Harp
Includes detailed descriptions and measurements of The Queen Mary and Lamont Harps, which are illustrated with beautiful engravings. These will be especially helpful to harp makers and those interested in Celtic design.There are eight pages of traditional clarsach tunes.
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Cousineau

Methode de Harpe
Facsmilie of this important, early, harp tutor, by major eighteenth century harpist, harp maker and harp teacher. French text only.
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Eleri Rhiannon Darkins

The Welsh Triple Harp
Modern tutor book with exercises for beginners that are intended to give a basic knowledge and understanding of the triple harp.
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Pierre Erard

The Harp: In its Present Improved State Compared With the Original Pedal Harp
Facsimilie of the 1821 treatise by the nephew of the inventor of the double action pedal harp. Pierre Erard dedicated this work to his uncle, Sebastian Erard, with these words: “As a brief history of the different improvements which have been made on the harp. I trust that it will not prove uninteresting to the lovers of music, who derive so much gratification from that beautiful instrument.” Includes many beautifully engraved diagrams.Also includes the Following Essays: A Genius of France: A Short Sketch of the Famous Inventor Pierre Erard – A. Grainger (1924). Notice Biographique Sur Sebastien Erard – F. Fetis (1831) in French
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Edward Jones

Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784)
“preserved by tradition and authentic manuscripts from remote antiquity… with a choice collection of the pennillon, epigrammatic stanzas or native pastoral sonnets of Wales, with English translations. Likewise, a history of the bards from the earliest to the present time and an account of their music, poetry and musical instruments with a deliniation of the latter.” This facsimile edition contains 41 pages of text and 33 pages of traditional Welsh music.
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The Bardic Museum: The Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of The Welsh Bards and Druids (1802)
Facsimilie of Jones’ sixty page scholarly study of the Welsh Bards in Welsh and English. Includes a generous selection of fifty pages of traditional Welsh and Bardic Tunes arranged for the harp.
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Cambro British Melodies: National Songs and Airs of Wales
“Consisting of Caniadau, Erddiganau, Blodau, Marwnadau, Ymdeithiau, Mwynion, Seiliau, Bugeiliaeth, Hoffeddau. That is, Songs, Euphonies, Flowers, Elegies, Marches. Delectable Themes, Pastorals and Delights.”
57 pages of traditional Welsh music arranged for the harp. This is the third volume of the series that begins with Musical and Poetical Relicks and continues with Bardic Museum.
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J. B. Mayer

Complete Demonstration of the Harp
A complete demonstration of the advantages afforded by Mr Sebastian Erard’s new invented harp, with double action in the pedals.
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Complete Instruction for the Harp
A new and improved edition of J.B.Mayer’s instructions on playing the double action harp.
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John Parry of Denbigh

The Welsh Harper
An extensive collection of Welsh music, published by John Parry of Denbigh (1776-1851) (not to be confused with John Parry of Rhuabon (1710-1782). It comprises most of the contents of the three volumes published by Edward Jones. Includes observations on the character and antiquity of the Welsh music and an account of the rise and progress of the harp. 144 pages of music. 152 pages in total.
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Ellis Roberts

Method of Instruction for Playing the Welsh Harp
“with explanatory remarks on the principles of fingering, and the various means of acquiring good tone and finished execution. illustrated by several useful examples and exercises.” The aged manuscript of this Welsh Triple Harp tutor was discovered and published in 1902 by a Mr Parry.
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