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Updated November 26, 2014

Cabin Fever for Two - Sharon Thormahlen and Anna Thormahlen Jenkins

CABIN FEVER FOR TWO is a brand new book of harp duets by Sharon Thormahlen and Anna Thormahlen Jenkins. These eight tunes for beginning intermediate to advanced intermediate players were developed over a six-year period as Sharon and Anna traveled to harp conferences, retreats and family gatherings. Both old and contemporary tunes are included as well as traditional folk music gems. Tunes are: Musique dans la Cabane, The Water is Wide, Inis Oírr, The Ash Grove, My Cape Breton Home, Tourner à Trois, Hewlett and Waltzing Matilda. There is a full score of both parts along with each individual part.

8 tunes: $25; with audio CD: $30

Cover by Earl Newman!

 

Moon Over the Mountain - Sharon Thormahlen

This is my newest book of 10 original harp compositions. The names of the tunes are inspired by the many backpacking trips that Dave & I go on. They are: Alpenglow, Lilacs & Lavender, Moon Over the Mountain, Misty Meadow, Redwood Waltz, The Brides Bouquet, Out of the Clouds, Van Gogh Canyon, Sweeten Creek and The Night Sky. I have also included a duet arrangement of Alpenglow with the help of Jessica Urey and her flute, although any instrument could play the other part, even another harp. The keys range from F to D with no lever changes in any of the tunes.

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10 tunes: $15, audio CD - $5

Earl Newman was happy to draw another cover for my book and I am thrilled that he did!

The Lone Egret - Sharon Thormahlen and Jessica Urey

This new harp and flute duet book has six beautiful pieces. The harp part stands on it's own as a piece unto itself and the flute part can be played on the harp with an improvised accompaniment. The flute part can also be played on any melody instrument. The book includes both parts together, as well as the parts separated out. The key range goes from Eb to G (Em) with 3 tunes that have easy lever changes.

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This book is beautifully spiral bound with this fabulous new color silk screen cover from artist Earl Newman who continually puts out incredible pieces of art.

$20, with audio CD: $25

Sweepin' the Clouds Away- Sharon Thormahlen
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. Sharon uses 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.

Cover by Earl Newman

15 songs - $20, audio CD - $5

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Waltz Upon a Time - Sharon Thormahlen
This is a book of 16 tunes written by a variety of contemporary composers from Jay Unger to Susan Conger. All in 3/4 timing and incrediby beautiful tunes that have been specifically arranged for the harp. Keys range from F to A (which includes C, G, and D). There are a few lever changes some of which are optional. Tunes include: Enrichez Vous, Sunday River Waltz, Chance Creek, Emily's Waltz, Hopkin's Waltz, Grandma Rebecca's Favorite, Nancy's Waltz,Winter's Waltz, Josephin's Waltz, Ashokan Farewell, The Lovers' Waltz, Midnight on the Water, Franconia Waltz, Margaret's Waltz, Far Away, Waltzetude.

Cover naturally by Earl Newman 16 tunes - $20 with audio CD - $25

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 Waltz Upon a Time

 

Dance Thru the Music-A Beginner's Set List. This book contains beginning to intermediate arrangements of tunes that beginners can play. Songs include: Southwind, Brian Boru's March, Suo Gan, Country Gardens, Parson's Farewell, Oh Suzannah, Oh Shenandoah, The Shearin's No' For You, Down By The Sally Gardens, All Through The Night, Skye Boat Song, Morning Has Broken, Gander in the Pratie Hole and Carrickfergus. All but the last two are in the key of C, Gander uses the F# lever and Carrickfergus needs both F# and C#. There are no lever changes. Fingerings and placement brackets are used throughout the book.

Staying in the tradition of Sharon's books, it is beautifully spiral bound with a delightful color cover by Earl Newman.14 songs - $15, with audio CD - $20

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Dance Thru the Music

A Beginner's Book

A Rose In Winter Music Book - Sharon Thormahlen
This is a book of original compositions for the harp, suitable for beginners and intermediate players. Songs include A Rose in Winter, Act Of God (1 lever change), Planting Dandelions, Where River Turns to Sky, Caterpillar on the Dill, Rikud Began Eden, Song for a Whale, Dancing on Snowflakes, Harpin' in the Rain and After the Garden's Been Planted.

This book is beautifully spiral bound with a color cover from artist Earl Newman that is truly a piece of art. 10 songs - $15, with audio CD - $20

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A Rose In Winter

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The Singing Tree Music Book - Sharon Thormahlen
This is Sharon's second book of original compositions for the harp, suitable for beginners and intermediate players. If you liked the first one, this one contains melodies that are equally as beautiful. Songs include Dragon King Round, In the Wind, The Mossy Glade, Moon Drifting (1 lever change), Nanalu O Kahola, A Walk in the Woods, Queen Anne's Lace, Pepperoni, The Wolf at the Big Odell, Waltz Around With Rosie, and The Singing Tree.

This book is also beautifully spiral bound with an Earl Newman color cover that you will enjoy looking at. 11 songs - $15, with audio CD - $20

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The Singing Tree

Jim (Chiron the Bard) recorded Waltz Around with Rosie and put it up on U-tube. Here it is:
Waltz Around with Rosie


Gossamer Gate Music Book
- by Sharon Thormahlen
Sharon thinks her third book of original compositions for the harp is her best one yet. Suitable for beginners and intermediate players, the tunes are in the keys of Eb, F, C, G, Em, and D. If you liked her other books, you'll love this one. Songs include Lady of Shamrock, Lazy Dogs, Huckleberry Heaven, The Confluence (1 lever change), Time to Sleep, Figmint, Sunstream, Gossamer Gate (recorded on Pamela Bruners CD entitled Gentle Maiden), and The Last Goodbye (which is recorded on Sharon's Singing Tree CD).

Once again this book is spiral bound with a beautiful Earl Newman color cover that you'd want to hang on your wall. 10 songs - $15, with audio CD - $20

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Gossamer Gate

 


Where The Fingers Fall Music Book - Sharon Thormahlen
This is a book of traditional songs that Sharon arranged for the harp. Again, it's suitable for beginners and intermediate players. Songs include Blind Mary, Childgrove (1 lever change), Far From Home, French An Dro, Grandfather's Clock, Planxty George Brabazon, Swedish Music Box, Kitty McGee, Morgan Magan, O'Carolan's Draught, The Parting Glass, The Ashgrove, Waltzing Matilda, and Simple Gifts.

Yes, of course another whimsical color cover by Earl Newman. 14 songs - $14, with audio CD - $20

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Where the Fingers Fall

 

Prelude for Peace - Sharon Thormahlen and Anna Thormahlen Jenkins

This new ensemble piece, Prelude for Peace, is a beautiful ensemble for 8 instruments and vocals in 3 parts. It can be played entirely on harps. It is a great piece to play at your harp circle. It is not a difficult. There is a full conductors score as well as each individual part.

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Cover by who else but Earl Newman!

$20, with audio CD: $25

'Tis the Season Music Book - Sharon Thormahlen
This is a book of traditional Christmas Carols that Sharon arranged for the harp. These easy arrangements are suitable for beginners and intermediate players, although interesting and fun for any level player. You could learn all of these tunes in one season. Songs include Celtic Carol, O' Little Town of Bethlehem, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Holy and the Ivy, What Child is This?, Away in a Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, O Come All Ye Faithful, and The First Noel. Tunes are in F, C, Am, G, Em and D.

Guess what? This book is beautifully spiral bound with another wonderful color cover by Earl Newman. 11 songs - $15, with audio CD - $20

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Tis the Season

 

 

Shalom Music Book - Sharon Thormahlen
This is a collection of Jewish tunes that Sharon grew up with. They are Erev Shel Shoshanim, Rikud Began Eden (original composition), Hava Nashira, Hinei Mah Tov, Mana Vu, Shalom Medley of Shalom Chaverim, Shabbot Shalom and Shalom Alecheim, Havtacha (original composition), Rozinkes Mit Mandlen (Raisins and Almonds), Hatikvah, Zum Gali Gali, Tumbalalaika and The Borucha (Blessing of the Candles).The arrangements go from easy to intermediate.

You guessed it, another Earl Newman cover! 14 tunes - $15, with audio CD - $20

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Shalom

 

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Play the Harp Beautifully: A Self Teaching Book Level 1: If you've ever wanted to play the harp, this book is for you! Play the Harp Beautifully gives you step-by-step instructions on technique. It teaches you all the basics of harp playing: hand position, fingering, placing, brackets, and more. It contains 86 pages of photos, diagrams, and explanations on everything from tuning to practicing. This book will even teach you to read music, if you don't already know how! $25

 

Play the Harp Beautifully: A Self Teaching Book Level 2: This book continues the 'self-teaching with ease' program learned in the Level 1 book. You'll learn how to play intervals, rolled chords, left-hand patterns, the art and science of fingering and brackets, glissandos, harmonics, and more! If you've begun the harp, and are ready to move to the next level of accomplishment with confidence, this collection of music, photos, and explanations is perfect for you. Songs include The Ash Grove, Danny Boy, Scarborough Fair, Greensleeves, The Water is Wide, Morning Has Broken, and more! 96 pages. $25
Play the Harp Beautifully: A DVD to accompany the books: This self-teaching DVD follows Pamela's books, Play the Harp Beautifully Level 1 & Level 2. With close-ups, on-screen page numbers, and all the demonstrations and tips you'll need, learning to play the harp has never been easier! There has never been a harp video like this - progressing slowly, one step at a time, so that you master each aspect of playing the harp. You don't just learn to play a few tunes - you learn the harp skills that will have you enjoying the harp for years! The video contains years worth of lessons, all for what you might pay for a single lesson with a live teacher. And you can watch it over and over again! $50

A Luthier's Alphabet of Imaginary Instruments - Woodcuts and Poems by Fred Carlson: It's Inventive Harp Guitar Builder meets Dr. Seuss! From the Guild of American Luthiers:

"From the off-beat imagination of (harp guitar builder) and artist Fred Carlson comes a fanciful collection of alphabet woodcuts and poems, playfully describing rare instruments not seen in your average luthier's shop! From Autoharp to Zukulele, they're all here in this sturdy 64-page hardbound book, sure to delight musicians and luthiers of all ages. Whimsical poems describe each full-page woodcut. It's a unique alphabet that every luthier (and music fan!) will want to own." 64 pages, 8-3/4" x 8-3/4" hardbound $20

   


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All of these books are available through Thormahlen Harps. Please send the listed price per songbook plus $4 shipping for 1 item, add $2 shipping for the next item and $1 for every additional item after that. Send your order to Thormahlen Harps, 1876 SW Brooklane, Corvallis, OR 97333. Or call us at 541-753-4334 for Visa, MasterCard or Discover purchases.

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