Gotham Harp Publishing

Gotham Harp Publishing is a harp music publishing company with an historical emphasis, founded by Laura Sherman in 2012.

The following critical performance editions of Johann Sebastian Bach's Lute Suites, transcribed and edited by Laura Sherman, will be available on June 29, 2012.

  • Suite in G Minor, BWV 995
  • Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
  • Suite in C Minor, BWV 997
  • Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in Eb Major, BWV 998
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a, transposed to Db Major
  • Suite in E Major, BWV 1006a, transposed to Eb Major

The Suites can only be purchased through this website, on the forthcoming GHP Store page, and this summer at the American Harp Society's Conference in New York City. They will be available as separate editions, with extensive notes and commentary particular to each work included. Please sign up for email notification on the Bach "Lute Suites" page, and we will let you know when these editions are ready.

Available June of 2012 will be a solo harp piece written for harpist Gloria Agostini in December 1980 by Torrie Zito, an American composer, pianist, arranger and conductor. Entitled Concert Etude, it is a virtuosic work that is perfect as a recital opener or encore. With subtle, jazz-influenced harmonies and classic harpistic arpeggiations, its effect is fresh and exciting. 

A recording of Gloria Agostini performing the work will also be available. Please sign up for email notification on the Zito/Agostini page, and we will let you know when this piece becomes available.

Gotham Harp Publishing is a harp music publishing company featuring quality transcriptions of early music and original works by contemporary composers. Based in New York City, it was founded by Laura Sherman in 2012.

Early Music Editions:

•Bach's complete Cello Suites, transcribed and edited for solo harp by Victoria Drake. Volume I includes Suites 1-3 and Volume 2 includes Suites 4-6. Intermediate to advanced pedal harp.

•Handel's Concerto in Bb Major, Op. 4, No. 6. This transcription by Susan Jolles includes the original bass line of the first 1738 edition, occasional stylistically appropriate enhancements of the melodic content, and an original cadenza in the Baroque style. Intermediate to advanced pedal harp.

•Rameau's Pieces de clavecin, transcribed for harp by Susan Jolles. A collection of five solo pieces by this French Baroque composer, originally written for keyboard. Intermediate to advanced level, pedal harp. Titles are La Triomphante, Les Tourbillons, Les Tendres Plaintes, La Dauphine, and Le Rappel des Oiseaux.

•Selected Prelude & Fugues from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (Books I & II), transcribed for harp by Laura Sherman. A collection of nineteen solo movements by this German Baroque composer, originally written for keyboard. Intermediate to advanced level, pedal harp. Prelude & Fugues include BWV 846, 847, 858, 850, 855, and 872; Preludes only include BWV 848, 851, 853, 854, 857, 862, 866, 867, and 881.  

•Critical editions of J.S. Bach's five Lute Suites, transcribed by Laura Sherman. Published as separate editions, each includes critical notes, commentary, and ornament suggestions. Intermediate to advanced level, pedal harp. BWV 995, 996, 997, 998, and 1006a (in two editions, one transposed to Eb Major & one to Db Major).

Contemporary Solo Harp Works:

•A beautiful, intermediate-level, tonal, solo harp piece written in 2011 by the UK composer Stephen Burtonwood. A recording of this will be here soon.

Concert Etude is a virtuosic solo harp piece with subtle, jazz-influenced harmonies and classic harpistic arpeggiations written by the American composer, arranger and conductor Torrie Zito. This piece is perfect as a recital opener or encore. Written for Gloria Agostini, a recording of her performing this piece will available here soon.

Also Available:

•Felt glissando picks. Gorgeous feel and sound. Won't hurt the strings, easy to hold, and long lasting. Used in orchestras and recording studios in New York and London, as well as Broadway pits in New York. Free shipping on all picks!

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G.F. Handel Sonata in Bb Major, edited and adapted for pedal harp by Susan Jolles

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Domenico Zipoli Suite in B Minor, transcribed by Susan Jolles

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