Borodin’s Prince Igor played by four harps is so beautiful we want everything to be arranged for harp ensemble
21 June 2017, 12:33
4 girls 4 harps: Polovtsian Dances
The brilliant harp ensemble perform their own arrangement of Borodin's famous piece
4 girls 4 harps is an ensemble made up of… well 4 girls who play the harp. We went along to their rehearsal this week and filmed them playing some of their amazing arrangements of familiar classics.
The four harpists have made a name for themselves with their unusual, dramatic arrangements of well-known works (arranged by Harriet Adie and Eleanor Turney, who also play in the quartet).
They're currently in rehearsal ahead of recording their first album (released in October), so we went along to catch them in action.
Mazurka from Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite
And just look at that pedalling!
Masquerade Suite Mazurka: 4 girls 4 harps
Khachaturian as you've never heard it before
And finally, here’s an amazing interpretation of de Falla
Look at those fingers fly
De Falla from 4 girls 4 harps
Their own arrangement of a fiery Spanish peice