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Spooky Tunes by Mitch Landy

Mitch Landy’s Spooky Tunes Suite of five pieces for Halloween intended for intermediate players, especially young ones, the styles range from cartoonish (“Boogeyman”) to ethereal (“From Beyond”). None require lever changes; though lever settings for each piece require a harp … Continue reading

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Halloween by Mitch Landy

Original tunes for Halloween or anytime. Modeled after “Spooky Tunes”, another suite by Mitch, these are less challenging and more appropriate for beginning harpists.  See the samples to get an idea of the tune structure and level of difficulty.  Late … Continue reading

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King Arthur’s Court

Here is an inspiring collection of original works for harp by a young harp student named Claire Pershan. Her music is inspired by the stories of Arthurian legend read to her as a very young child by her mother. The … Continue reading

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New use for rusty pedal rods

Who knew that those pedal rods in the garage would be reused for a yard decoration?

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Mozart Sonatine #1 for harp and flute

Recently when going through old files and music, I came upon a printed transcription I had done about 25 years ago, in an old notation program called “Music Printer Plus” – it was a DOS based program some of you … Continue reading

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A Great String Bag at a Great Price

John bought this bag 2 years ago. He uses it to hold harp repair tools, a full set of pedal harp strings, tuner, tuning keys, a can of air (to blow out the pin holes), and more. He says it was … Continue reading

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Marble Halls

I played a concert last week on lever harp.  My harp mover helper was out of town, and I had planned on playing my pedal harp.  So at the last minute I changed the part in Marble Halls that is … Continue reading

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O Perfect Love

I recently wrote a simple arrangement of “O Perfect Love” for one of my students.  You are welcome to download it and use it.  Compliments of Melody’s Traditional Music and Afghan Press Music for the Harp. Enjoy!  o perfect love

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Harp/Flute Concert at St. Joseph Chapel, Milwaukee

Yesterday I played a sacred concert at the historic St. Joseph Chapel in Milwaukee.  It was preceded by a Taize service.  That morning I realized that I wouldn’t be able to take my pedal harp because my helper was out … Continue reading

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Amazing Slow Downer App

Thanks to Robbin Gordon-Cartier and Cynthia Shelhart, I have discovered ASD – AMAZING SLOW DOWNER.  It’s a great app for practicing – especially if you have a long and difficult movement.  If you have an mp3 of your music, you … Continue reading

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