Pedal marking question

With reference to the score for "Fantasia" for Harp in C Minor (Opus 35)
(http://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/fantasia-for-harp-opus-35#). I transcribed this directly from the original manuscript so I kept all the original pedal markings. As you will see on the transcription, there are pedal markings. Ab, C#, etc... There is one in particular that has really got me confused. There is repeated use of the "H♮" (e.g., see measure 54). How can this be? What is it for? Thanks!

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6 years ago
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A question about accidentals

What/or is there a general rule when writing/arranging for Harp regarding accidentals? Specifically when encountering a half-step outside the key of the piece (e.g., 'C' followed immediately by 'C#'. In this case, should the 'C#' be written as 'D♭'?). Are there some general rules I can follow to make it playable for the harpist? Thanks!

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5 years ago
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Assistance requested

Folks,

I'm not a harp player; I simply like the way many of the arranged pieces sound with the MuseScore Harp soundfont (I mean the one called "GeneralUser GS.sf2" Soundfont by S. Christian Collins Software from http://www.schristiancollins.com/generaluser.php and not the native MuseScore SoundFont wich soulds rather "Toy-Like").

I do understand that only 4 fingers on each hand are available for a given chord so I have been careful in my arrangements to preserve that restriction. I do not however have a good grasp (pardon the pun) on the manual reach available at any given measure. I know verry little else about this beautiful instrument and would appreciate any guidance harpist to ensure that my arrangements are playable and still retain their musical character.

Thank you!

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6 years ago
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