List of compositions by Carlos Salzedo

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This is a list of compositions and arrangements by Carlos Salzedo. A large number of them are in manuscript only and are as yet unpublished. Most of them have been included here. If no publisher name is listed, they are unpublished.

Compositions for cello, flute, piano, trombone, voice[edit]

Many early works were published by Costallat, but have apparently vanished.

  • Berceuse for Cello and Piano, opus 72 (1907)
  • Caprice Scherzando for Cello and Piano (1908)
  • Invocation for Cello and Piano (1908)
  • Piece Concertante for Trombone and Piano, opus 27 (1910)
  • Rivalite de Fleurs for Voice and Piano, opus 25 (1911)
  • Four Choruses in Old Sonata Form for 3 men's voices/choir and harp, organ or piano (1914)
  • Prelude to Olaf Bolm for Piano (1926)
  • Breaking in the New Year for Piano (1935)
  • Offrian for Cello (1951)
  • Volute and Rondel for Flute (1951)
  • Marya Freund for Piano (1956)
  • Enigme for Piano (1960)

Original compositions for harp (alone or with other harps, and other instruments or voice)[edit]

  • Ballade op. 28 (1910)(later revised) (Trois Morceaux no. 1)
  • Paraphrase (Cadenza) for Liszt's Second Rhapsody (a solo showpiece or cadenza for orchestral performance)(1910) (Schirmer/Lyra)
  • Jeux d'Eau (1911) (Trois Morceaux no. 2)
  • Variations sur un theme dans le style ancien (1911)(Trois Morceaux no. 3) (Leduc) (a later edition revised by Salzedo was published by Lyon & Healy)
  • Chanson Chagrine (1914) (Lyra)
  • Five Preludes for Harp Alone (1917) (Carl Fischer) (to be performed in this order) (original title: Pentarhythmie)
    • Lamentation
    • Quietude
    • Iridescence
    • Introspection
    • Whirlwind
  • Five Preludes on the name of Olga (Samaroff-Stokowski) (1917)
    • Embryon
    • Eveil
    • Fete au village
    • Hallucinations
    • Fraicheur (Schirmer)
  • The Enchanted Isle, a tone poem for Harp and Orchestra (1918) (Lyra)
  • Bolmimerie, for seven-harp ensemble (1918)
  • Brise Marine, for soprano, oboe, horn, bassoon, six harps (1918)
  • Modern Study of the Harp: Five Poetical Studies for Harp Alone (1919) (Schirmer)
    • "(Flight)"
    • "(Mirage)"
    • "(Inquietude)"
    • "(Idyllic Poem)"
    • "(Communion")
  • Poems of Sara Yarrow, for soprano, oboe, horn, bassoon, six harps (1919)
    • Ecstasy
    • Despair
    • Humility
  • Preludes Intimes (1919) (Boosey & Hawkes)
    • tenderly emoted
    • dreamingly
    • profoundly peaceful
    • in self-communion
    • procession-like
  • Burlesque-Sentimental (1920)
  • Five Sketches on Friends of Mine (1920)
    • Kyra Alanova
    • Dane Rudhyar
    • Edith Sullivan
    • Sara Yarrow
    • Edgard Varese
  • Four Preludes to the Afternoon of a Telephone, for harp duo (1921)
    • Audubon 530
    • Plaza 4570
    • Prospect 7272
    • Riverside 4937
  • Poem of the Little Stars (1921) (Lyra)
  • Recessional (1921) (Lyra)
  • Sonata for Harp and Piano (1922) (Society for the Publication of American Music, Lyra)
  • Four Pieces for the Modern Irish Harp (1924)
    • Sarabande variee
    • Bi-tonal jig
    • Pavloviana
    • Prelude Nocturne
  • Three Poems of Stephane Mallarme, for soprano, harp, piano (1924)
    • Las de l'amer repos ou ma paresse offense
    • Feuillet d'album (soprano solo)
    • Une dentell s'abolit
  • Nocturne to Ursula, for oboe (1925)
  • Concerto for Harp and Seven Wind Instruments, harp, fl/picc, cl A, ob, hn, bsn, trp C (1926) (Lyra)
    • (three movements)
  • Preludes for Beginners, harp, published in Method for the Harp (1927) (Schirmer)
    • (No titles for I-XI)
    • XII Fanfare
    • XIII Cortege
    • XIV La Desirade
    • XV Chanson dans la nuit
  • Pentacle, suite for harp duo (1928) (FC)
    • Steel
    • Serenade
    • Felines
    • Catacombs
    • Pantomime
  • Preambule et Jeux, harp solo, fl, ob, bsn, str quintet (one movement)
  • Prelude Fatidique, harp solo (1930) (Schirmer, Lyra---published with Suite of Eight Dances)
  • Prelude in the Nature of an Octave Study (editor's title) (1930) (Lyra)
  • Untitled work, harp, brasses, strings (1930)
  • Musique des Troubadours, soprano, harp, viola d'amore, viola da gamba (1931)
  • Triptic Dance, harp duo or trio (1931) (Lyra) (published as a transcription from Pierre Beauchant, a pseudonym)
  • Short Stories in Music, harp (1934) Series I and II (Elkan-Vogel)
    • The Dwarf and the Giant
    • The Kitten and the Limping Dog
    • Rocking Horse
    • On Donkeyback
    • Raindrops
    • Madonna and Child
    • Memories of a Clock
    • Night Breeze, harp solo or ensemble
    • On Stilts
    • Pirouetting Music Box
    • Behind the Barracks
    • At Church
    • Goldfish
    • The Mermaid's Chimes
    • Skipping Rope
  • Scintillation (1936) (Elkan-Vogel)
  • Tiny Tales for Harpist Beginners, two series (1936) (Elkan-Vogel)
    • In Hoop-Skirts
    • The Little Princess and the Dancing Master
    • A Little Orphan in the Snow
    • Lullaby for a Doll
    • The Cloister at Twilight
    • A Mysterious Blue Light
    • Funeral Procession of a Tin Soldier
    • The Chimes in the Steeple
    • A Lost Kitten
    • Pagoda of the Dragon
  • Panorama Suite (1937)
    • Noon
    • Moonset
    • Expectation
    • The Birth of the Morning Star
    • Waltz
  • Vieni, Vieni (1938) (a suite of harp solos)
  • Sketches for Harpist Beginners, two series (1942) (Elkan-Vogel)
    • Rock Me, Mommy
    • Imitation
    • Echo
    • Huntsman's Horn
    • Lost in the Mist
    • Hurdy-Gurdy
    • Poor Doggy
    • Tuneful Snuff-Box
    • Pagan Rite
    • Beethoven at School
    • The Organist's First Steps
    • A Young Violinist
    • Falling Leaves
    • Royal Trumpeters
    • A Lonely Bell
    • Baby on the Swing
    • Mourners
    • On the Tight Rope
    • Pierrot is Sad
    • Choral
  • Second Harp parts for Short Stories in Music (1942)
    • Behind the Barracks
    • Memories of a Clock
    • On Donkey-Back
    • Rain Drops
    • Night Breeze
    • The Mermaid's Chimes
    • Skipping Rope
  • Tiny Tales for Harpist Beginners, second series (Elkan-Vogel)
    • Processional
    • The Clock-Maker's Shop
    • Winter Night
    • The Dandy
    • Chimes
    • Little Soldiers
    • Mysterious Forest
    • Little Jacques
    • Grandmother's Memories
    • Frere Jacques
  • The Art of Modulating (1943)(Schirmer)
    • Lullaby
    • Reverie
    • Carillon
    • Grandmother's Spinning Wheel
    • Florentine Music Box
    • Petite Valse
  • Suite of Eight Dances (1943) (Schirmer) dedicated to Lucile Lawrence
    • Gavotte
    • Menuet
    • Polka
    • Siciliana
    • Bolero
    • Seguidilla
    • Tango
    • Rumba
  • Mimi Suite (1946)
    • Mimi
    • Awakening
    • Incandescence
    • Obsession (harp or piano)
  • Wedding Presents (1946–52)
    • Garlanded Chimes
    • Vers l'Inconnu
    • In the Valley
    • In the Month of Maie
    • Shadow of a Shade
    • Idee-fixe
    • Desir
    • Interlude for the Theatre
    • Vision
    • Carol-Paul
  • Cadenza (and editing) for the Berezowsky Concerto for Harp (1947) (Elkan-Vogel)
  • Prelude for a Drama (1948) (M. Baron)
  • Diptych, Two Pieces for the Right Hand Alone (1950)
    • Reflection
    • Interference
  • Conditioning Exercises (1951) (Schirmer)
  • Mardi-Gras Patrol for harp ensemble
  • Conflict (in Pathfinder for the Harp, Peer)
  • Elyze (1952)
  • Second Concerto for Harp and Orchestra 1953-1961(Lyra), also known as Symphonic Suite (dialog for harp and orchestra)
  • Chanson dans la Nuit, second harp part (Schirmer)
  • Rumba and Tango (Suite of Eight Dances) second harp parts (Schirmer)

Original paraphrases, arrangements for the harp[edit]

  • Annie Laurie
  • Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
  • Blink to me only with one eye
  • Concert Variations on:
    • Adeste Fideles
    • Deck the Halls
    • Good King Wenceslaus
    • O Tannenbaum
    • Silent Night
  • Deep River
  • Diatonic Variations on The Carnival of Venice
  • Dixie Parade
  • I Wonder as I Wander
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Piper
  • Londonderry Air
  • Paraphrases on Christmas Carols:
    • Angels We Have Heard on High
    • Away in a Manger
    • Away in a Manger (to the tune of Flow Gently, Sweet Afton)
    • The First Noel
    • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear**
    • O Little Town of Bethlehem
    • We Three Kings of Orient Are
    • What Child is This (Greensleeves)
  • Short Fantasies on
    • A Basque Carol
    • A Catalan Carol
    • A Neapolitan Carol
    • A Noel Provencale
  • Song of the Volga Boatman
  • The Last Rose of Summer
  • Traipsin’ thru Arkansaw
  • Turkey Strut
  • Two New Wedding Marches: Meyerbeer, Gluck

The Suite of Eight Dances edition by Lyon & Healy is not the same as the original, hence not authentic.

Transcriptions of works by other composers (for harp alone unless otherwise indicated)[edit]

  • Albeniz:
    • La Fete-Dieu a Seville (orchestra part created for Leopold Stokowski)
  • Bach, J.S.:
    • Bourree (Schirmer/Lyra)
    • Polonaise et Badinerie (flute and harp) (Lyra)
    • Sixth French Suite (harp duo or ensemble) (Lyra)
  • Beethoven:
    • Adagio from Moonlight Sonata (Schirmer)
  • Boccherini:
    • Sonata in A Major (flute, cello, harp)
  • Brahms:
    • Lullaby (Elkan-Vogel)
    • Waltz in A-flat (Carl Fischer)
  • Cady:
    • Oriental Dance (harp duo)
  • Candeille:
    • La Provencale (Tambourin) (harp quartet)
  • Corelli:
    • Giga (Solos for the Harp Player, Schirmer)
  • Couperin:
    • Concerts Royaux (flute, harp, cello)
    • Sarabande
  • Dandrieu:
    • Le Caquet (harp duo)
    • Play of the Winds (harp duo) (Lyra)
  • Daquin:
    • L'Hirondelle (harp duo)
  • Debussy:
    • Ballade II from Trois Ballades de François Villon (voice and harp duo)
    • Children's Corner Suite (harp, flute, cello) (Lyra)
    • Clair de Lune (harp solo) (Schirmer)
    • Clair de Lune (harp duo) (Southern)
    • Danseuses de Delphes (harp duo)
    • En Bateau (Lyra)
    • First Arabesque (Solos for the Harp Player, Schirmer)
    • La Cathedrale Engloutie for harp ensemble (published as harp duo)
    • La Danse de Puck (7-harp ensemble)
    • La fille aux cheveux de lin (Lyra)
    • Les Cloches (soprano and harp duo)
    • Les Ingenues (soprano and harp duo)
    • Voiles (harp duo)
  • De Falla:
    • Seven Popular Spanish Songs (voice and harp duo) (American Harp Society edition)
    • various works collected and titled by Salzedo as Suite Espagnole (flute, cello and harp duo)
  • Dahlgren:
    • The Maid and I (soprano and harp duo)
  • Donizetti:
    • Cadenza and solo from Lucia di Lammermoor (Elkan-Vogel)
  • Durand:
    • Chaconne (Solos for the Harp Player, Schirmer)
  • Duparc:
    • Invitation au Voyage (soprano and harp duo)
  • Dvořák:
    • Humoresque (harp solo—C. Fischer, or duo)
  • Enescu:
    • Sept Chansons de Clement Marot (soprano and harp duo)
  • Faure:
    • Dolly Suite (flute, harp, cello)
  • Gluck:
    • Gavotte from Armide (Lyra)
    • Gavotte from Iphigenia in Aulis (Lyra)
    • March of the Priests from Alceste (Lyra)
  • Granados:
    • Spanish Dance no. 5 (harp duo) (Southern)
  • Grieg:
    • A Vision (soprano and harp duo)
    • Springtide (soprano and harp duo)
  • Guion:
    • Alley Tunes—Three Scenes from the South (flute, harp, cello)
  • Handel:
    • Concerto for Harp in B-flat, edited extensively and original cadenza (Schirmer) in modern style, also edited in period style in ms.
    • Concerto for Oboe and harp
    • Largo (C. Fischer)
    • Largo (fl/vln/vla, cello, harp)
    • Sonata in D (flute, cello, harp or harp duo)
    • The Harmonious Blacksmith (Elkan-Vogel)
  • Haydn:
    • Theme and Variations (edited)
  • Hue:
    • Jeune Chansons sur des vieux airs (soprano and harp duo)
  • Kjerulf:
    • Ingrid's Song (soprano and harp duo)
  • Lara:
    • Concert Fantasy on Granada (Southern)
  • Lie:
    • Snow (soprano and harp duo)
  • Locatelli:
    • Trio Sonata (flute, harp, cello)
  • Lotti:
    • Sonata in G Major (flute, harp, cello)
  • Malotte:
    • The Lord's Prayer (Schirmer)
  • Marcello:
    • Toccata in C Minor (7-harp ensemble)
  • Martini:
    • Gavotte (harp duo) (Lyra)
  • Massenet:
    • Meditation from Thais (violin and harp) (Baron)
    • Menuet d'Amour from Therese (Heugel)
  • Mendelssohn:
    • On Wings of Song (harp duo) (Lyra)
    • Spinning Song (harp duo) (Lyra)
    • Spring Song (Schirmer)
    • Sweet Remembrance (Songs Without Words, no. 1) (Fischer)
    • Wedding March (Elkan-Vogel)
  • Meyerbeer:
    • Coronation March from Le Prophete (Elkan-Vogel)
  • Mozart:
    • Concerto for flute and harp, edited and revised orchestration, edited cadenzas by Reinecke (Southern)
  • Nin:
    • Granadina (cello and harp) (Lyra)
  • Offenbach:
    • Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman (Fischer)
  • Pescetti:
    • Sonata in C Minor (Schirmer/Lyra/Colin)
  • Prokofieff:
    • Prelude in C Major (Leeds/Lyra)
  • Rameau:
    • Gavotte from Le Temple de la Gloire (Schirmer/Lyra)
    • La Loyeuse (harp duo) (Lyra)
    • Les Sauvages (harp duo)
    • Menuet Chantee (soprano and harp duo)
    • Rigaudon and
    • Tambourin (Solos for the Harp Player) (Schirmer)
  • Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin en Concert, Suites I and II (flute, harp, cello)
  • Ravel:
    • A la maniere de Faure, Chabrier, Borodin (flute, harp, cello)
    • Cinq Melodies Grecque (voice and harp) (Lyra)
    • Piece en forme de Habanera (solo instrument or voice and harp) (Lyra)
    • Prelude (Durand)
    • Sainte (voice and harp)
    • Sonatine (as Sonatine en Trio) (flute harp and cello) (Lyra)
  • Rimsky-Korsakoff:
    • Revised Cadenza for Capriccio Espagnole (ABC of Harp Playing, Schirmer)
  • Rubenstein:
    • Melody in F (Fischer)
  • Saint-Amans:
    • Ninette a la cour (harp duo)
  • Saint-Saëns:
    • The Swan (violin or cello and harp (Schirmer)
  • Scarlatti:
    • The Cat's Fugue (harp duo)
  • Sierching:
    • Sylvelin (soprano and harp duo)
  • Telemann:
    • Sonata in F (flute/recorder, harp, cello) (Lyra)
  • Tchaikovsky:
    • Cadenza for the Nutcracker (Lyra)
  • Thomas:
    • Cadenza for Mignon (Lyra)
  • Valensin:
    • Menuet from Symphony no. 1 (flute, harp, cello)
  • Wagner:
    • Magic Fire Music from Die Walkure for one or two harps (Leduc)
    • Wedding March from Lohengrin (Lyra)