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This blog serves to announce new titles, lists harp teachers and performers, and presents informative articles. For our complete listing, and to purchase, please visit Melody’s Traditional Music

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December 2017 E-blast

End out 2017 with a bang (or, at least a new “pluck”)
Reduced prices on used harps!
Lionwood Bridget 36 – $3900
Salvi Daphne 40 – $7900
Lyon & Healy Style 24 – $12,500
Salvi Diana – $14,000
Call for complete information and/or questions – 281.890.4500
or email: melodytradmusic@gmail.com

More about the harps:  

From 2002 is a very unique instrument built by Mike Maley of Lionwood Harps. It is his standard Bridget 36 model in gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood with the neck and column of Birds eye Maple. 61″ at the column peak, back at 48″ with the solid spruce sound board 18″ across at the bottom. Her name is Jennie as illustrated by the signature burned in at the bottom of the sound board. She liked to shine on stage so there are battery operated lights under the neck and the installed Fishman transducer made sure all could hear her beautiful, crystalline tone! The included custom fiberglass hard shell case kept her safe (and the whimsical art work attest to her very playful quality!) This harp remains on the planet while the owner, a good friend to many of us in the Houston area, has taken on her new experience. 
Beautiful used Salvi Diana Concert Grand Pedal Harp in Walnut Finish SN: 3526 Purchased in 1982, this has been a one-owner harp lovingly played at home for personal pleasure. Moved very little, it is in pristine condition. Although health issues prevented the owner from playing it the past 2 years, it was well maintained with a full string change and complete regulation by Peter Wiley in 2014. Beside the dolly pictured with the harp, included is a dust cover, heavy-duty padded transport cover, tuning keys, tool kit and spare strings for the top 3 octaves plus a wooden Salvi transport trunk.
This harp did experience an issue with the center strip slipping out of alignment causing the string holes not to match. Shipped to Lyon & Healy in 2002, a new soundboard was installed with repairs completed in June 2003.
Rich, warm sound.

The 24 is from 1905 and in excellent condition!

50 Short Pieces for All Harps by Aiga Helmer
Angel and Last Dance by Sarah McLachlan
Annie Laurie and Shenandoah arr. Angi Bemiss 

Christmas Lullaby (PDF) by Kim Robertson [also avail paper version]
Christmas Lullaby Volume II by Kim Robertson (PDF)
Colorful Worship by Bonnie Mohr
Faith of Our Fathers Ensemble arr. Linda Barton Paul
In the Bleak Midwinter Duet arr. Linda Barton Paul/Vicki Smith
Moon Over the Pagoda by Julia Sanders
Eternal Meditations arr. Vicki Smith
Still Still Still arr. Linda Barton Paul
Christmastide Tunes arr. Vicki Smith
I Wonder as I Wander arr. Vicki Smith
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The Estate Harps Part II

The three harps that remain from the Estate:

Style 24 pedal harp price negotiable | Heartland Lap Harp $950 | Blevins Exthara 24/17 (Cross Strung in cherry with spruce soundboard. Bottom has a separation that has been repaired. SN 1922 built in 2004. Maple stand to hold harp. $1250.00)

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The Estate Harps

Dear Friends,

Here is a you tube of the harps in the shop that John prefers not to repair.  If you are interested in any of these harps on an “as is” basis, please let us know.

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Gretchen Monson’s Music

New Music from Gretchen Monson

These are all PDF downloads for you immediate gratification! They are well edited and easy to read. For more seasoned harpists. She has arranged almost of all her music in 2 ways: Continue reading

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Musings of a couple of harp store owners

As John and I muse about entering our 25th year as owners of a very special place, Melody’s Traditional Music, we think of our antics, customers, experiences, trips, and life. Continue reading

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Ghost Ranch Harp Events

October 8 – 14

Linda Larkin, facilitator of harp events



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Mitch Landy’s Music

Dear Friends,



We are now the distributors of the compositions and arrangements of Mitch Landy! We’ve known Mitch for many years, and are honored that he would choose us to handle his many years of labor.   Continue reading

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Harps in the Glen – Sunita and Kim!

Durward’s Glen in Baraboo, WI.  Early August, 2017.

Please click HERE for information.

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For those who love this romantic and lyrical music, we have a digital download of Mattinata, written in 1904 and dedicated to Caruso.  The PN (part number – it is usually easiest to find items on any site in any store by part number) is E280.  This arrangement is by David Sullivan of “Celtic Harp on the Prairie” fame.

You can click HERE to immediately go to the product.

You Tube of the great Andrea Bocelli singing this charming piece.

Mattinata was written by Ruggero Leoncavallo in 1904 and dedicated to the famous operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso. Mr. Caruso was the first to record it in 1904 with the composer at the piano. Ever since, this piece has become a well known favorite on the concert stage. Translated from the Italian, Mattinata means Morning. It is the tale of a singer entreating a sleeping lover to awake and behold the dawning of the day. This arrangement can be played on a lever harp tuned in F. A 36 string lever harp can play all the written bass notes, but a smaller harp could play the entire arrangement by shifting some bass notes an octave higher. Lever changes are indicated throughout with symbols and text.

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Houston Summer Harp Festival

July 10 –  July 15, 2017
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074-3298

The HOUSTON SUMMER HARP FESTIVAL brings young harpists together in a fun and educational atmosphere for a week long intense and non-competitive study of the harp, its history, and music. Students from around the world have attended our Festival! Students have the opportunity to study the harp with founding director Kimberly DeRosa, Therese Honey, Susanna Campbell, and Hope Cowan. Together, these instructors bring over 100 years of harp playing experience and expertise to the program.

The Festival accepts incoming 6th through recently graduated 12th grade students who are comfortable with reading bass and treble clef and have had a minimum of 6 months of harp instruction. In a non-competitive atmosphere, the students are provided with comprehensive studies on the many aspects of the harp and its music, its history and ensemble playing.

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