“Making Your Own Harp Arrangement”,

an invited video presentation for the American Harp Society,  Bay Area Chapter by Janice Ortega.

Janice’s Prelude to

"Making Your Own Harp Arrangement"

Three questions that I ask myself when arranging music for the harp:


1. The composer is looking at a blank manuscript page. What is that composer’s intent? What is the musical work being created: i.e., dance, song, classical style, etc.?​

2. How do I remain faithful to the original musical intent of the composer and still highlight the radiance of the harp?

3. What ideas do I bring to this music that enhance the original work through the harp?

Now, pick your favorite melody and join me in "Making Your Own Harp Arrangement."