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Harping the Boston Marathon for Parkinson's

1 day ago
From Deborah Henson-Conant's blog:

Did you ever wish you could enter a Marathon with your harp, do something you've trained your whole life to do, and raise money for something that's really important to you?

Me, too!!! And that's what I'll get to do on MONDAY - "Marathon Monday" as we call it in Boston.

On Monday, I'll be playing a MARATHON concert via Livestream right from my studio to raise money for Parkinson's Research - and at the same time, my husband will be running the Boston Marathon...

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Three Goddesses (Paterson, Robert)

  • Composer(s)
    Paterson, Robert
  • Instrumentation
    Harp and Flute (doubling piccolo)
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    0 players are working on this piece right now.
  • Three Goddesses consists of the movements for flute and harp from another work I composed entitled The Book of Goddesses, for flute (doubling piccolo, alto flute and bass flute), harp and percussion. My initial inspiration for both works is the beautiful, lavishly illustrated book entitled The Book of Goddesses by Kris Waldherr, a Brooklyn based author, illustrator, designer and cellist. Waldherr’s book contains descriptions and images of hundreds of female deities from around the world, some...


Lyon & Healy Style 100, 46 strings, mahogany, $16,500 o.b.o.

Serial #5669-100. Great condition. Rich, beautiful tone. Includes three piece Lyon & Healy...


Lyon & Healy Style 85E, semi-grand, 46 strings, mahogany, $12,000

Built 1998, all new strings, pedal felts, regulated in March 2014. Beautiful, rich sound....


Camac Aziliz, 34 strings, mahogany, $2,750.

Six years old, lotus tree decal on soundboard. Excellent condition. Includes full set of...


Lyon & Healy Style 17, semi-grand, 46 strings, walnut, $15,000

Built 1991, all new strings, pedal felts and regulated in March 2014. Beautiful, warm sound....


Lyon & Healy Style 23, concert grand, gold, $40,000 o.b.o.

Serial #2228, built 1921, rebuilt 1948 and 2008, including re-gilding. Has been in family since...

AHS Announces Repertoire for 2015

The American Harp Society has announced the required repertoire for its 21st National Competition, which will take place in 2015. The competition includes five divisions for harpists up to 30 years of age and awards prizes from $100 to $2500. The winner of the Young Professional Division will also earn the title of AHS Concert Artist. Entries must be received by April 15, 2015. For more information visit www.harpsociety.org/CompetitionsAwards/NationalCompetition.asp

The required repertoire is:...


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How to make your posts look their best

September 18, 2012
From HC Staff's blog:

As a music scholar, I of course like to make my meaning as clear as possible. So I always make sure to use the special Markdown syntax to format my posts so they look their best! Here's how you can do the same:


Line spaces between blocks of type -- paragraphs, in other words -- are very easy. Just separate them with an extra "enter" (hit "enter" twice).

Bold and Italics

It's very easy to add emphasis with bold and italics! I made this line by typing in the...



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