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Seven Medieval Songs
Seven Medieval Songs

Seven Medieval Songs

Ars Musicæ Hispaniæ

MUSIC

56 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Saddle-Stitched, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

PDF, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781609406004

Rights: WOR

Wings Press (Sep 2018)

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Overview

This is a collection of seven uncommon medieval songs from the 12th to the 14th centuries. Milligan's attractive arrangements of these evocative songs include suggestions for the addition of viola and hurdy-gurdy. Perfect for those preparing voice and harp programs or for just noodling around at home. Milligan is one of the most widely recognized arrangers of harp music alive today.

Reviews

"This genre of music has not been readily available before now. Hauntingly beautiful and soulful, the accompaniments can be played by both intermediate and advanced levels of players. They offer the harpist expressive solo lines that enhance the songs. In addition, the historical and musical commentaries are both helpful and useful." —Susan Jolles. First Alternate Harpist, Metropolitan Opera

"Samuel Milligan's collection of Nine Sephardic Songs is a wonderful addition to the harp and voice repertoire. This will be a treasured volume of music for musicians of all levels." —Sarah Bullen, Principal Harp, Chicago Symphony Orchestra  

"Samuel Milligan again gives us a perfect collection of music filled with history and grace. These songs are passionate and descriptive of Sephardic life. The opening pages include a rich history, filled with traditional customs and events. Beautifully arranged and set, we are fortunate to have this exceptional addition to our libraries." —Barbara Allen, Principal Harpist with American Ballet Theatre  

Author Biography

 Born in 1932 near Joplin, Missouri, Samuel Milligan grew up in the Texas Panhandle. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from University of North Texas, with a major in harp performance. He began a master's degree in musicology, working with Dr. Helen Hewitt, who further fueled his fascination with early music. For many years he organized various conjuntos for the performance of this music, the repertory covering the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, with emphasis on the music of the Spanish colonial New World. Milligan has been the recipient of two recent awards. One, in 2008, from the American Harp Society, honors his outstanding service to the AHS and to the harp. Another, presented by the Somerset Harp Festival in 2014, is in honor of his lifetime achievement. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by harps of all sizes and descriptions.

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