How to outsmart the limitations of a diatonic baroque harp!
This harp was made in 2016 by Claus Henry Hüttel after an anonymous, probably 17th C., original in the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt. The setup of this one is rather 18th C.: five hooks per octave, three silkwire bass strings and the bray-pins switched off (for this recording).
Disclaimer #1: I have discovered many unexpected possibilities of this little harp but, please, musical directors should not think that everything is playable on a hook harp now. The texture of the music should be sufficiently sparse in order to liberate the player's left hand to make semitones. Also, minor keys are more likely to be problematic due to their leading notes.
Disclaimer #2: I don't think I'll ever be able to play a piece of this length flawlessly. If flawless is how you like music to be, please listen to heavily edited cd's, not to my videos...