Thank you for visiting this page of our website. I am so happy to be able to offer these CDs as an accompaniment to my songbooks for learning purposes. They are an electronic representation of my Sibelius Notation computer program files, and is exactly what is written in the book.
I chose to use a piano setting rather than a harp setting for clarity and ease of listening. A computer just can’t generate a very good sounding harp (thank goodness!) UPDATE: The new version of Sibelius has created a harp sound that is quite good, so I used it for my newest book Sweepin' the Clouds Away.
Each CD plays through the contents of the book twice. The first time, all the tunes are played at the recommended metronome marking. The second time the tune is played at a slower speed, to allow you to play along and get more familiar with the tune. The slower version is somewhere between 10-30 metronome markings slower. Of course, you may play the tunes at any speed you like. (Sweepin' the Clouds Away is only played once through, regular speed).
Because rolled chords and other dynamic markings did not always translate well to the CD, I often took them out. However, you may want to use them where they are marked in the music. I was able to represent glissandos, so I did include them. (Due to the newer version of Sibelius dynamic markings were used in Sweepin' the Clouds Away and Waltz Upon a Time).
These audio recordings are available for all 8 of my books:
the Clouds Away (Sweet Serenade) Audio
The Lone Egret (not available yet)
The book and CD combination is $20 (this is $6 more than the book by itself which is $14) except for Sweepin' the Clouds Away and Waltz Upon a Time which is $26 with the audio CD and $20 without. If you already have my book, you can purchase the CD separately for $7.50.
If you have any questions or would like to order, please call (541 753-4334) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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