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This is a book of 15 original compositions for the harp,
suitable for beginners and intermediate players. These tunes are
great for therapy work, performances, weddings, or just to play in
your own living room. The tunes are arranged to facilitate memorization
by using some consistent methods of arranging using left hand patterns
that often repeat in other sections of the piece. There are 6 tunes
in the key of C, 4 in G, 2 in D, 2 in F and 1 in Eb. There are lever
changes in only two of these tunes. Tunes include God's Garden, Sweet
Serenade, Sweepin' the Clouds Away, Summer Rain, Birds of Blue Ridge,
The Last Leaves of Autumn, Harpeggio, The Promise, Winter Waterfall,
September Sunrise, Mayne Island Waltz, Easy Pickin's, Between the Thorns,
On the Wing and AT-etude.
The book is $20. Now available with an audio
CD accompaniment ($5).
Here's what people have written me about Sweepin' the Clouds
This collection is Sharon’s eighth book of compositions
and arrangements for the harp. This lovely and accessible collection
includes fifteen selections, plus an ensemble arrangement for two harps.
Selections range from one to four pages each and are ideal for the
late beginners to early intermediate players. Sharon has included excellent
fingerings, placings and chord symbols. Lever changes are clearly marked
with the diamond method and some arrangements include rolled chords
and glissandos. Harpers cannot go wrong with a Sharon Thormahlen collection
and her little stories about the tunes are always creative and fun.
Denise Grupp-Verbon as written in the Folk Harp Journal Spring 2009
In addition to Birds of Blue
Ridge, I sure like The Last Leaves of Autumn, and Harpeggio! - - am
sure I like the others too, just noticed I marked Between the Thorns
as something to get back to, but these are the ones that first
grabbed me. Boy you sure have the stuff!
I received your book last week, and it's just great. The songs are
ALL delightful to play and to listen to. Love those free-style glisses
in 'The Last Leaves of Autumn'. 'Harpeggio' is so much fun to play...
Ditto 'AT'etude' (clever title!). Your 'Birds of the Blue Ridge' gets
a double A++ -- both for the music and the most interesting text that
accompanies it. Your songs are absolutely beautiful. You are a gifted
I just LOVE having the CD to listen
to -- it helps me so much.
I have to tell you how much I love your books. I have
all of them I think now! I have just opened Sweeping the Clouds Away
and must tell you "On the Wing" made
me cry! Beautiful. Keep up the great work. You provide what pleases
me! I think I have every piece of music with in my capabilities! Anyway,
just wanted you to know I a big fan, and trying to promote your works
here in Australia. Best wishes.
I LOVE your new book, "Sweepin' the Clouds Away." Some tunes
just fall right under the fingers - BRAVO!!
perusing the harp music at the local music store and discovered Sweeping
the Clouds Away. My harp
has become a bit of a "dusty strings" in recent times, so "Sweeping" is
being a good nudge back. "Sweet
Serenade" is good for harp and for my piano sight reading. "Last
Leaves of Autumn" is just plain lovely--it's exactly in my sight
reading range (mildly challenging without being discouraging). Also "On
I've always liked "The Promise" (and your other Jewish-flavored
pieces). Thank You for continuing to provide lovely
music for those of us who are and likely will be perpetual beginner-to-baby-intermediate
Your "Harpeggio" is positively fantastic on all levels!:
music theory for tonic, subdominant and dominant; for an harmonic minor
scale (A with the G#); and for your continuum of increasingly complex
variations; to say nothing of being a fabulous etude for first position
arpeggios! WE ALL LOVE IT!!! I play it at all kinds of events too!
On Valentine's Day someone asked me to repeat "that gorgeous passionate
piece where you played all over the harp!"
Sue Carole DeVale
Just wanted to express my gratitude at the beautiful musical compositions
that you share with the world through your books of original music.
I recently bought Moon over the Mountain and Sweepin' the Clouds
Away and am so enjoying playing from these books. I look forward
to adding some of these new tunes to my hospice repertoire, and I
can't wait to play some of these tunes for my Harpers Hall friends.
Your music just keeps getting better!
A month or so ago while purchasing another piece of music from Melody's,
I ordered your Sweepin' the Clouds Away book. Some of these
pieces have immediately become from among my favorites. So nice.
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your comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Singing Tree
Dance Thru the Music
Where the Fingers Fall
'Tis the Season
Waltz Upon a Time
Cabin Fever for Two
The Lone Egret
Moon Over the Mountain
Sunset on Seattle
Under the Double Rainbow
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