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All John's music can be ordered as PDF files from him at john_lyre@yahoo.co.uk

Lyre Solo

24 Preludes for alto lyre:
Book 1, Preludes 1 to 12
Book 2, Preludes 13 to 24
3 Pieces for alto lyre including Love Song Without Words and Romance
Aria, Allegro and Adagio for alto solo
Light on the Lake 5 meditative pieces for soprano or alto and/or ensemble
8 Preludes for soprano lyre
4 Compositions short pieces for alto lyre or ensemble (including Mirror Form and King David)
4 Compositions, for Pru pieces for eurythmy, alto solo or ensemble
Scales harmonious exercises for soprano or alto
Both Hands on the Lyre technique of using alternating right and left hands for soprano or alto
9 Studies for using both hands on soprano or alto lyres

Lyre Ensemble

29 tunes from Turlough O'Carolan arranged for lyres
volume 1: Bridget Cruise simple arrangements of O'Carolan's music for all lyres including an easy part and (guitar) chords
volume 2: Carolan's Own more complex arrangements of O'Carolan's music for all lyres including an easy part and (guitar) chords
volume 3: 6 Compositions by Turlough O'Carolan 3 part arrangements for 2 sopranos, 1 alto and (guitar) chords

Japanese Spirit ancient Japanese melodies with lyre accompaniment, soprano and alto
Variations on Greensleeves for minimum of 4 lyres, 2 soprano, 1 "solo", 1 alto
Contemplations on an English Folk Song for minimum of 3 sopranos and 1 alto
Theme and Variations with Intermezzo (Star of the County Down and Song for Yona)
a/ for mixed lyre ensemble and
b/ for mixed lyre ensemble including easy parts with small orchestra
Vier Lieder um 1500 4 German songs from the 16th century, 2 sopranos and 1 alto
Carlingford Lough for mixed lyre ensemble plus optional classical guitar and string quartet
Autumn Garden minimum 2 sopranos and 2 altos
Pale Blue Rock : music from the CD

Lyre(s) and Melody Instrument

12 Pieces for lyre and melody instrument:
volume 1: Six Little Pieces, for soprano or alto lyre with C recorder (or flute/violin etc)
volume 2: Six Little Pieces for soprano or alto lyre with F recorder (or flute/violin etc)
3 Pieces for melody instrument and lyre any melody instrument and alto lyre solo or soprano and alto
21 English Folk Songs
volume 1: 8 English Folk Songs melody instrument and soprano lyre
volume 2: 7 English Folk Songs melody instrument and alto lyre
volume 3: 6 English Folk Songs melody instrument, soprano and alto lyres
Concert Piece for alto lyre and flute (or other melody instrument)
Gentillesses : music from the CD
NB Gentillesses includes 12 Pieces for lyre and melody instrument:
volume 1: Six Little Pieces, for lyre with C recorder
volume 2: Six Little Pieces for lyre with F recorder
3 Pieces for melody instrument and lyre
and Concert Piece for alto lyre and flute

Lyre(s) and Voice(s)

Thankyou voice and alto lyre
A Star in Every Stone voice and alto lyre
Moon voice and alto lyre
Found My Heart voice and alto lyre
Speak To Us Of Children (text from Kahlil Gibran) voices and lyres
Speak To Us Of Love (text from Kahlil Gibran) voices and lyres
Novalis Hymne (German text from Novalis) voices and lyres
5 Festive Songs voice and lyres