Thormahlen and Jessica Urey
original duet compositions for Harp and Flute but is also suitable for
January of 2008, Jessica, a home schooled 14 year old, came to me with
the beginnings of her compositions. Together
we worked on their structure, melody, chords, etc. and eventually decided
to make harp/flute duets out of them. This book is a culmination of
our work.The book includes the complete scores along with separate
Harp and Flute scores for easy reading.
The book is set
up in the order of keys from 3 flats to 2 sharps. The lever changes
in 3 of the 6 tunes are relatively easy to accomplish. The harp accompaniment
parts can stand on their own as harp solos. The flute melody parts can
serve as a lead sheet for the harpist to play with their own improvised
accompaniment. Two harpists can play together with one harpist
playing the flute melody with an improvised accompaniment while the
other harpist plays the written harp part. And of course, the flute
part can be played by any melody instrument. We hope you will have fun
with these tunes.
A midi Audio CD is
available for purchase to accompany this book. It includes the
duet version along with each individual part so you can hear them separately.
This doll was a gift I recieved at the Southeastern Harp
Conference this year. Everyone said it looked just like me! I love
her! I made little music books for her. She's playing from The Lone
Egret in this picture.
Waltzing in the Dark
Les oiseaux d'amour
Memory in the Music Box
The Lone Egret
The book is $20. Now available with an audio
CD accompaniment ($5).
I want to thank you again for your arrangements.
The Memphis Harp Ensemble played Asia
Minor last evening, in a medley of Asian tunes. We were playing for
a party at our art museum and there was a Chinese exhibit. Just before
we were about to play your arrangements of Ashokan Farewell and Lovers
Waltz we were told we had to move to the basement because of tornado
warnings. And both last night and for a program on Tuesday we started
off with your Preluce for Peace. I often wonder of arrangers/composers
realize how frequently they're creative efforts are used and enjoyed.--Barbara
What fun to have a book of original songs for flute and
harp combining Jessica's flute melodies with Sharon's beautiful
harp compositions! Because the harp parts are not simply accompaniments
to the flute, but stand alone as harp solos –it’s
like getting two books in one! --Verlene Schermer
I love the music in "The Lone Egret." The
interplay between the harp and flute is lovely to listen to and a joy
to play. Sharon's compositions just keep getting better and better!
The book/CD format is a perfect learning tool. Well done. The music
is lovely throughout!
--Barbara Gladstone (flutist)
I purchased a Cygnet
from you almost a year ago and I love it!! But the real inspiration
for my note is that I have been playing Asia Minor. I don't have anyone
playing the flute part, but no matter, it is just the joy of my heart.
I love it It is very complicated and unique
and I am amazed I can play it at all. I have been playing the harp
for about 19 months. It is the most amazing melody and such interesting
intervals and harmonies. I just wanted you to know how dearly I treasure
your creativity!! --Stephanie Raphael-Nakos
At Harpcon St. Louis, I read through all the pieces in this book
and thought they flowed very nicely in a harpistic way. They lay
under the hands very well. What I like about Sharon's music is that it fits
the harp so well, unlike some harp music that is too pianistic.
Each of her books is better than the last one! --Kathy Chanik
Absolutely beautiful, Sharon. This is some of your
very best work. --Beth
Sharon Thormahlen always publishes delightful and creative material. This
collection is a bit different, as it is for harp and flute. This collection
features six originals for the duo combination. There is a score, harp part,
and flute part for each tune and permission is given to copy a part if you
need it for performance (such as the flute part, for example). The selections
are in the keys of Eb, C, Dm, Am and Em. Chord symbols are provided in the
score and harp parts and lever changes (just a few) are clearly marked. Helpful
rehearsal letters (such as “A” and “B”) are even included!
This collection is the ideal opportunity for a late beginner to work in a small
ensemble. You could even play the arrangements with one harp playing the flute
part and another the harp part. Get creative!--Denise Grupp-Verbon
as written in the Folk Harp Journal Spring 2011
Just wanted to let you know that I'm enjoying playing your title song, "The
Lone Egret." I have practiced with the CD, and hope to be playing soon
with my daughter, the flutist.-Marjorie
What beautiful cover art! I just played through the melodies, and I was
imagining the two of you working together to produce this beautiful music.
Well done Jessica. I will be playing the Asia Minor, and The Love Birds : )
I also like The Lone Egret. What a lovely edition to my growing music library
and repertoire! Peace and love to all. Marguerite Sprague
I just wanted to mention how much the trio I play
in loves your arrangements in Cabin Fever. We were commenting last night, that
of all the music we play, when we play your arrangements, we can just feel
the music and effortlessly sound as one. Thank you for that gift.
I played last week for the elderly Mother of a friend. I knew the friend was
a violinist - we played lots of Lone Egret pieces together. She was so gifted
that no matter what I started to play, she would join in the melody by ear
- it was wonderful.
Friday my flutist friend with early dementia is coming over. She specifically
requested that we play more music from the Lone Egret book. Ginny Burger
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