Sweepin' the Clouds Away
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 Away:
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.
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
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
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