About Stephen Dunstone

Photo: Stephen DunstoneStephen Dunstone is a composer, harpist and teacher based in Oxford. After playing the flute and piano from a tender age, then spending three years singing in the choir of Clare College Cambridge, he discovered the folk harp accidentally when he was looking for a harpsichord. It was a life-changing event: he bought the harp, abandoned the harpsichord, and never looked back.

The desire to create fun pieces for non-virtuoso pupils, and to get them all playing together, has resulted in the Harpo books of solo pieces and a steady stream of harp ensembles, which have been performed in such venues as Blenheim Palace and Windsor Castle, as well as at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival; they’re also in the repertoire of the National Youth Harp Orchestra of Great Britain.

Additionally, his fascination as a teacher with how the young brain masters, or struggles to master, the varied skills necessary for a musician, has led him to create the Harpo Beginners series (for all-round musicianship), Racing Training (focusing on sight reading), and Clap Battles (to develop rhythm skills).

He also plays the hammered dulcimer and has written prize-winning radio plays for the BBC.

 

 
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Sheet Music: Stephen Dunstone

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Technique, Theory, Sight-Reading
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Clap Battles (Rhythm Skills) Hands / Piano
Racing Training (Reading Rhythms and Sight-Reading) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
Harpo Beginners - A complete approach for beginner harpists
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Harpo Beginners Book 1 Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harpo Beginners Book 2 Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harpo "Not Quite" Beginners Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Racing Training Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
Solo Harp Music - Collections
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Harpo One Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harpo Two Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harpo Three Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harpo Four Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harpo Christmas Carols Book 1 Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
Harp & Clarinet
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Rêverie (Clarinet and Harp) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harp & Flute(s)
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Rêverie (Flute and Harp) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Strolling Albert (1 or 2 Flutes and Harp) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Harp & Voice
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Three Welsh Songs Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
2-Part Harp Ensemble / Duets
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Bedtime & Time To Get Up Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Mr Pepys' Pavan & Mr Pepys' Pleasure (Duets) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
North Island Ramble Pedal Harp
Rondolino (Harp Duet or flexible Harp Ensemble) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
The Forest Pool (Duet) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Three Easy Duets Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
3-Part Harp Ensemble
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Aces High (or 4-part) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Happy Birthday Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Incógnita Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Prairie Dogs Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
The Frozen Lake Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Two Easy Trios Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Water Nymph Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
4-Part Harp Ensemble
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Goose Creek (or 3-part) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Los Pájaros Carpinteros (The Woodpeckers) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Pachelbellies Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Snakes Alive Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
The Risen Sun Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Two Shetland Reels Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Valse Triste Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Waltzing by Candlelight Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Wind Harp Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
5-Part Harp Ensemble
Viennese Waltz (or 2-, 3-, or 4-part) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
6-Part Harp Ensemble
Harpy Ever After (or fewer) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   
Christmas Carols for Harp Ensemble
Title (click for further info) Instrumentation
Away In A Manger - 4 Players (or flexible) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
We Wish You A Merry Christmas - 4 Players (or 3) Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Infant Holy - 4 Players Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Masters in this Hall - 4 Players Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Noël Nouvelet - 4 Players Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
Silent Night - 4 Players Pedal / Non Pedal Harp
   

Creighton's Collection are delighted to be printing and distributing Stephen Dunstone's music. The new editions detailed above are now available from Creighton's Collection or your usual harp music supplier.

During the next 12 months we will be publishing new editions of the rest of Stephen's music including the following works. A limited number of the original editions of the works below are available from Creighton's Collection while stocks last - please e-mail for details.

Harp Ensemble Music - 2 Players
Dance of the Dormice
Strolling Albert (also available as 3-part ensemble)
Waking Early (also available as 3-part ensemble)
Harp Ensemble Music - 3 Players
The Ash Grove
Coming Home
Dance of the Deer
Esperanza
The Forest Pool (also available as duet)
'Fraid Not
Moaning
Skeleton Crew
Strolling Albert (also available as duet)
Strutting Your Stuff
Thistledown
Waking Early (also available as duet)
Wind Across the Poppy Field
Harp Ensemble Music - 4 Players
Pink Bird
Valse Triste
The Wild Hunt
Tubby's Tango (+ percussion)
Mélancolie (4 or 5 players)

YouTube Videos

Starting Spring 2021 Stephen is recording and publishing videos of his composition on YouTube

Click here for Stephen's full YouTube channel

Harp Ensemble Playlist


 

Audio Samples