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Music written by Asni the Harper

Music for harp

Elvish Hymn
For solo chromatic harp. Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 2'13"
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Dwarven Blues
For solo wire-strung clarsach or medieval harp. Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 3'04"
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Planxty Kerstin
In memoriam Kerstin Schnickwald. For medieval, wire-strung, or any other harp. An arrangement with koauau and putorino (traditional Maori flutes) is published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 3'33"

Digital compositions, mixes and arrangements

Dwarven Dub
Remix of "Dwarven Blues" from the Travels in Middle-earth album. To be published later this year.
 
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Traditional German Christmas carol arranged for voice and computer. Duration: 4'33"
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White Weather
For voice, wire strung harp and computer. Words by Ursula K Le Guin, from "The Left Hand of Darkness". Duration: 4'29"
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Harp arrangements with other instruments

Gio. M. Trabaci: Toccata Seconda Aotearoa remix
For arpa doppia and taonga puoro (Maori traditional instruments). Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 3'14"
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Planxty Kerstin
In memoriam Kerstin Schnickwald. Arrangement for wire-strung harp with koauau and putorino (traditional Maori flutes). Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 3'33"
Toivo Skogheim: Toneslepe over Hardangervidda
For recorder and chromatic harp. Arrangement by Adriana Breuking and Asni the Harper. Published on Adri's Traumflöte: The Dream CD album. Duration: 5'42"
 

Harp arrangements, solo and ensemble improvisation

Most of the tracks on my solo albums Travels in Middle-earth and 700 Years of Pop are my own arrangements and/or contain substantial amounts of improvisation. Most of the tracks on the Rent a Nightingale: Pourquoy, doux rossignol album are arrangements in collaboration with Gaby Bultmann and/or contain substantial amounts of improvisation.

A selection of notable improvised tracks:

The Butterfly (trad. Irish tune)
For solo wire-strung clarsach. Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 2'06"
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Me He Manu Rere (trad. New Zealand)
For solo chromatic harp. Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 1'51"
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Polorum Regina/ Ave Nobilis (Red Book of Montserrat/ Carmina Burana)
For solo medieval harp. Published on Asni: Travels in Middle-earth CD album. Duration: 3'16"
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Ruiz De Ribayaz: Chaconas & Marionas
For baroque harp and baroque guitar. Published on Asni: 700 Years of Pop CD album. Duration: 2'35"
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Ruiz De Ribayaz: Folias/ Yoropo (trad. Latin america)
For baroque harp and baroque guitar. Published on Asni: 700 Years of Pop CD album. Duration: 4'15"
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Blondel de Nesle: Amour dont sui espris
For solo medieval harp. Published on Asni: 700 Years of Pop CD album. Duration: 6'43"
VEris Dulcis in Tempore (Carmina Burana)
For medieval harp and medieval recorder. With Gaby Bultmann. Published on Rent a Nightingale: Pourquoy doux rossignol CD album. Duration: 2'53"
Gio. Felice Sances: Cantada a voce sola sopra il Passcaglio
For voice and continuo. With Drew Minter & the ARTEK/458 strings continuo ensemble. The instrumental ritornelli were improvised by myself and the ensemble. Published on Love Letters from Italy CD album. Duration: 6'05"