The Prolific Dragonflower

Dear Friends,

We’d like to feature a most prolific composer and arranger this month, Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher of Dragonflower Music.

First, let’s start with a helpful hint from Dar:

String Snippets #2
String Snippets #2

Now – a listing of her music for harp:

Christmas and Winter

Cantique de Noel Oh Holy Night, a multi-key publication for voice and harp, with harp solo included.  Download Version

Christmas Classics Volume 1 – Elegant Christmas arrangements, excellent repertoire choices, good harmonies.  Download Version

Christmas Classics Volume 2 – Elegant arrangements, many of them early music selections.  Download Version

Classical & Romantic

The Restaurant Book, Classical – classic melodies arranged for background gigs or performance, a big seller, very useful book.  Download Version

The Restaurant Book, Romantic – romantic melodies arranged for background gigs or performance. Download Version available soon.

Duos and Ensembles

Celtic Duo/Solo Book  – lovely duets, nice harmonies.  Download Version

Medieval Solo/Duo Book – great duos, wonderful for concert or church services.  Download Version

Renaissance Solo/Duo Book – very similar to the Medieval, great for concert or church.  Solo instrument can take the RH of the primo part.  Download Version

Terpsichore in Tandem – the awesome newest book!  Download version available soon.

The Entertainer – for pedal or lever.  Not yet available as a download.

Yankee-Dixie-Johnnie – very nice ensemble, fun to play.  Good interludes and harmonies. Very entertaining and would be great for recitals or a program at senior centers. Below are 2 excerpts recorded a looong time ago!  This selection is on sale during July – 20% off. Harp camp and festival directors, contact us for more discounts.  We’d like a Youtube of the piece in its entirety – we’ll send you complimentary music if your ensemble is willing to provide a YouTube for us!

Yankee Doodle Harp Duet arr. Rees-Rohrbacher
Yankee Doodle Harp Duet arr. Rees-Rohrbacher
Johnny Comes Marching Home - Harp Duet arr. Rees-Rohnbacher
Johnny Comes Marching Home – Harp Duet arr. Rees-Rohnbacher
Early Music

A Little LullySix Short Pieces From the Operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) For 4-Octave Lever Harp (C-C) Or Any Pedal HarpDownload Version.

Come, Ye Sons of Art – a really nice processional, not too hard. Download version not available.  This title also on sale throughout July. You can play just the theme, repeat it, or choose whichever variation you want to add.  It’s a pick and choose kind of thing. Lovely melody, stately and pretty.

Come, Ye Sons of Art Theme
Come, Ye Sons of Art Theme

Concerto in Bb (Handel) for small harp.  Download version not available.

Dance Suite in Eb (original in the baroque style)  Download Version

Dance Suite in F (original music in baroque style) Download version not yet available.
English Country Dances – great tunes, not hard. Contributions from Ellen Tepper and Therese Honey. Fun to play.  Download Version.

English Country Dances - an overview
English Country Dances – an overview

 

Another selection from English Country Dances:

 

Jenny Pluck Pears
Jenny Pluck Pears

Folk

Good Morning to You – solo that sounds like Happy Birthday. Download version not available.

Old Welsh Airs – not many books can boast of being all Welsh.  Darhon has 2 to her credit.  This is the first.  Download version.

The King’s Bard – the second all Welsh book. Download version.

Texts

Pocket Guide to Harp Composing, PDF expanded download version

Pocket Guide to Harp Composing, original paper version on sale.  A great gift for you choir director or school orchestra director!

Original Works

Harpation – premiered at the Capital Harp Retreat, 2013.  Whole tone based.  Great for a student who needs to playing something modern sounding.  Very pleasant and interesting!

Kymation – the original version before Harpation was expanded.  On Sale!

Worship and Wedding

Festival Preludes and Postludes – 23 requested pieces you will want in your repertoire.  Download version.

The Complete Ave Maria – multi keyed and includes a solo.  Schubert Ave Maria.
Download Version.

The Liturgical Harp Book 1 – many titles for all settings. Download not yet available.
The Liturgical Harp Book 2 – Download not yet available.

Lastly, another helpful hint from Rees-Rohrbacher:

String Snippets #1
String Snippets #1

We have just updated most of our blog site – (you know, the one that was lost in transition from old web site to new….). It is a WordPress site at www.melodystraditionalmusic.com.

Thought you might be interested in reading some of the articles posted – they’re informative and helpful.

SKYPE lessons: With the web site behaving most of the time, Mary Radspinner has time available for teaching and is accepting students for SKYPE lessons. To learn more about Mary, co-owner of Melody’s Traditional Music, see www.heartfelt-harp.net.  E-mail to schedule.

Have a great week!

Peace and Blessings from the folks at Melody’s and Afghan Press Music for Harp.

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