Morning Has Broken, harp
This is a special collection of pieces that has been growing and evolving with me for several years. It started in 2012 when my sister was dignosed with ovarian cancer and was hospitalized for numerous weeks. I found that providing a playlist of quiet harp music for her room was helpful and soothing. I started arranging these favorite traditional melodies at that time.
I also found myself composing some original music for the collection. As the three pieces emerged, I felt they belonged to three family members that have dealt with cancer in their lives. I asked each of them to name her piece based upon a favorite place. The titles include: “Lake Fanning” (for my mother), “Belle Baie” (for my aunt) and “Sambro Creek” for my sister. The fourth original composition, “Mermaid's Tears” flowed out my fingers on the anniversary of my sister's passing. The entire collection is dedicated to my sister, Dr. Lynn Crosby.
The arrangements are written in keys with two flats up to one sharp. Only one piece has a lever change and it is a very easy one. The patterns are comfortable so you can sit down and enjoy playing right away. Some fingering has been added to help navigate some trickier spots.
Content: 27 pages (10 solo selections)
Instrument: Lever harp
Star of the County Down
Baloo Baleerie / Leezie Lindsay 12 Belle Baie
The Water Is Wide
Skye Boat Song
She’s Like the Swallow
Morning Has Broken