Medieval sheet music for a 15-string harp?

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Everild Sweordbora
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Medieval sheet music for a 15-string harp?

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I was just wondering if anyone had / knows where I can get some period sheet music for a 15-string harp? I'm not really bothered about the exact date of the music as it's probably not going to be played at events, only for teaching myself. Currently the only medieval song I can play on my harp is 'greensleeves' - I'd like to expand my knowledge a tad further than that. Oh, and as I don't know the medieval notation, and as I'm aiming to know these songs off by heart eventually - I have 'greensleeves' off pat now...almost...I'd much prefer it if they were in modern notation form....

ANY help much appreciated.

(P.S - by 15-string I mean that my harp can only go from middle C up to the second C above it - so CDEFGABCDEFGABC)
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try busy mole music . they may be able to help

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8) Thanks Handbag!
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We have a book of Early Music for the harp, most of which can be played on a 15 string harp. It's in clear modern notation too! It goes from 1150 to 1550 and has some lovely pieces in. If the range goes too high, you can play an octave lower, play around with the spacings etc. It's on our website.
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Brilliant! Thank you very much!
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Everild
have PM ed you the details

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