The Lone Egret
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Thormahlen and Jessica Urey
January of 2008, Jessica, a home schooled 14 year old, came to me with
the beginnings of her compositions. Together
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.
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.
The book is $20. Now available with an audio CD accompaniment ($5).
I want to thank you again for your arrangements.
I keep discovering new “favorite” tunes. Today it is Waltzing in the Dark from your Lone Egret book. It’s beautiful! I’m hoping PJ will love it as much as I do and we will incorporate it into our tune list.--Christine
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! --Anna Jenkins
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 Kollé
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 asreviewed 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 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.
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