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Recordings/Storybooks

 

Live From the Harp Shop Recording - Dave and Sharon Thormahlen

Recorded in the early summer of 2013 (just a few weeks ago), this CD is a wonderful collection of our favorite tunes. It has 15 tunes on it including: Alpenglow, Habanera Gris, Sweepin' the Clouds Away, Gander in the Pratie Hole, Merengue Rojo, Sunstream, Hewlett, The Night Sky, Autumn Moon, Gossamer Gate, Flamenco Lingo, Sweeten Creek, Birds of Blue Ridge, Moon Over the Mountain and Carrickfergus. You will find many of these tunes in the books below.

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The Castle Dance - Sharon Thormahlen and Jory Aronson

This is a story and songs for children to dance to. The story, written by Jory Aronson and read by Sharon Thormahlen, tells of the fight for the magical singing trees and how the 2 kingdoms, through dance, resolve their differences and remain forever friends. Songs are interspersed in the story along with beautiful illustrations by Jan Reed.

Storybook and CD with story and 15 tunes: $16.95

Castle Dance Storybook & Music CD

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Holiday Books

 

Season's Greetings and White Christmas - Sharon Thormahlen

Sharon's newest book of 18 Christmas tunes include many tunes that are not readily available in other harp books. The tunes in the book are: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, In the Bleak Midwinter, Angels We Have Heard On High, Christmas In Killarny, The Little Drummer Boy, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Silver Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Here Comes Santa Claus, Joy to the World, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, A Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting), Ding Dong Merrily On High, Frosty the Snowman, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Medley: O Christmas Tree/We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Still Still Still. I wasn't allowed to include White Christmas in the book so I have published it as a stand alone piece.

18 tunes: $30
White Christmas: $5

Of course you can tell that Earl Newman did the artwork!

Season's Greetings/White Christmas, shipping included

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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 O' Little Town of Bethlehem, Deck the Halls, Silent Night, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Holy and the Ivy, Celtic Carol, 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.

Now available with an audio CD

11 tunes - $15.00; audio CD: $5

The Singing Tree

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"Thank you so much. I love your books, especially since I'm definitly not an advanced student." Karen Muldoon

 

 

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!

Now available with an audio CD

14 tunes - $15; audio CD: $5

Shalom

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Celtic, Traditional, Waltzes

 

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.

This book cover was drawn by artist Earl Newman

14 tunes - $15.00; CD: $5

Dance Thru the Music

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A Beginner's Book


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.

Staying in the tradition of Sharon's books, it is beautifully spiral bound with a delightful color cover by Earl Newman.

Now available with an audio CD

14 songs - $15; audio CD: $5

Where The Fingers Fall

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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 by Earl Newman

16 tunes - $20; audio CD - $5

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Waltz Upon a Time

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Books of Sharon's Original compositions

 

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.

Cover by, yep, Earl Newman that is truly a piece of art.

Now available with an audio CD

10 tunes - $15.00; CD: $5

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.

Now available with an audio CD

11 tunes - $15; audio CD: $5

The Singing Tree

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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 might want to hang on your wall.

Now available with an audio CD

10 tunes - $15.00; CD: $5

Gossamer Gate

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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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Sweepin' The Clouds Away

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Moon Over the Mountain - Sharon Thormahlen

This book contains 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

Moon Over The Mountain

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Sunset on Seattle - Sharon Thormahlen

This is my newest book of 14 original harp compositions, some of them were written by friends and I played a roll in helping write them. The tunes in the book are: The Liminal Bell, Carolina Sunset, Waltz Upon a Time, Sunset on Seattle, Halona’s Waltz, Habanera Cats, Tourner à Trois, Music Box Lullaby, The Dragon King, Dreamcatcher, The Emerald Forest, Windy Ridge, The Lost Banjo, and Lullaby Waltz. The keys range from Eb to G with some lever changes in some of the tunes.

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10 tunes: $15, digital audio CD- $5

Sunset on Seattle
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Duet Books

 

Under the Double Rainbow - Sharon Thormahlen and Anna Thormahlen Jenkins

Sharon and Anna have put together a wonderful book of 5 duets. Included are Over the Rainbow (with introduction and the option of playing the Iz Kamakawiwo'ole version), La Chanson de Claudine, Hermosa Mariposa, Prelude for Peace and Under the Double Rainbow.

Under the Double Rainbow: $2

Under the Double Rainbow, shipping included

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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 (We think you should buy 2 of them if you plan on playing with a friend)

audio CD - $

Cabin Fever For Two, shipping included

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The Lone Egret - Sharon Thormahlen and Jessica Urey

This harp and flute duet book has six beautiful pieces. The harp part stands on its 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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$20, audio CD - $5

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Teaching Books by Pamela Bruner

 

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

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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 TheAsh Grove, Danny Boy, Scarborough Fair, Greensleeves, The Water is Wide, Morning Has Broken, and more! 96 pages. $25

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Play the Harp Beautifully Performance Gems: This book is designed as a companion book to the Level 1 and 2 books. Each piece has 2 page numbers listed after it in the table of contents, designated “skills” and “notes.” The pieces are designed to follow along the method books and give you interesting repertoire to play as you progress. Each piece has specific instructions to assist you in becoming adept at the harp in your technique and your phrasing. $20

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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

 

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Play the Harp Beautifully
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Ordering information:
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. Shipping costs are slightly different when ordering through Paypal.

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