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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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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Unique Witcher Harp for sale!

We have handled harps of all types over the years but this is probably one of the most unique! Built by Jay Witcher in 1994, it is a Renaissance ‘type’ double strung harp. 61 strings with the parallel rows offset, it is staved back with a closed sound box design. Built of maple, it has a traditional Renaissance red stain. ~58″ on the column with the back at ~49″. As harps of this period were not free standing, it comes with the cradle for when not being played. It’s listed as a Renaissance ‘type’ due to the metal support plate on the bottom and being strung in nylon.
Besides the cradle, also included is a Triplett Signature case and ergonomic tuning key – $2500.00
Jay Witcher Stringing Jay Witcher Witcher Offset Witcher Neck 2 Witcher Full Witcher Back
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A Variety of Harps!

March 23, 2017

Greetings Harpists,

During the course of 2016, we received over a dozen harps from an estate.  John has been diligently assessing and working on these harps, and most of them are now available for sale.  The list below includes those harps plus several others that are on consignment. Please feel free to mention these harps to your friends!   Email for larger pictures. These harps are for pick-up only. Continue reading

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Yankee Dixie Johnnie arr. Rees-Rohrbacher

July 3, 2016

Of course I’m a little late in mentioning this excellent duet arrangement of three songs closely associated with American History:  Yankee Doodle, Dixie, and When Johnny Comes Marching Home.

Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, a gifted arranger of harp duet music, wrote harp duo parts for these three songs a few years back.  The book was recently made available as a PDF download. Continue reading

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The Heartfelt Music of Fran McGaughey


Frn with harp on beachFran’s Music is from the heart. Each composition and arrangement is written for a person, or to comfort, or for that special feeling necessary for the moment.

I asked Fran (Eleanor) McGaughey to tell us a little about herself and how she comes to write her music.  We think you’ll find her story delightful.  And from the heart.


“I came to composing and arranging harp music from several directions.

In 1935, I was born into a home with a mother who played classical music and in the little West Texas churches where my father was the “preacher.” We were poor as church mice. Perhaps we were church mice. Continue reading

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