Author Archives: maryradspinner

New use for rusty pedal rods

Who knew that those pedal rods in the garage would be reused for a yard decoration?

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Mozart Sonatine #1 for harp and flute

Recently when going through old files and music, I came upon a printed transcription I had done about 25 years ago, in an old notation program called “Music Printer Plus” – it was a DOS based program some of you … Continue reading

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A Great String Bag at a Great Price

John bought this bag 2 years ago. He uses it to hold harp repair tools, a full set of pedal harp strings, tuner, tuning keys, a can of air (to blow out the pin holes), and more. He says it was … Continue reading

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Marble Halls

I played a concert last week on lever harp.  My harp mover helper was out of town, and I had planned on playing my pedal harp.  So at the last minute I changed the part in Marble Halls that is … Continue reading

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O Perfect Love

I recently wrote a simple arrangement of “O Perfect Love” for one of my students.  You are welcome to download it and use it.  Compliments of Melody’s Traditional Music and Afghan Press Music for the Harp. Enjoy!  o perfect love

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Harp/Flute Concert at St. Joseph Chapel, Milwaukee

Yesterday I played a sacred concert at the historic St. Joseph Chapel in Milwaukee.  It was preceded by a Taize service.  That morning I realized that I wouldn’t be able to take my pedal harp because my helper was out … Continue reading

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Amazing Slow Downer App

Thanks to Robbin Gordon-Cartier and Cynthia Shelhart, I have discovered ASD – AMAZING SLOW DOWNER.  It’s a great app for practicing – especially if you have a long and difficult movement.  If you have an mp3 of your music, you … Continue reading

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The Beloved Bard – a new Welsh book

The Beloved Bard – Welsh Music arranged by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher for harp and flute/violin Scroll down to download the first piece FREE.  (Right Click, Save As).  Purchase This collection contains twenty arrangements of beloved Welsh airs, based on collected tunes … Continue reading

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A Style 16 has entered the building

Here it is, May of 2019 and there are a lot of used harps at the shop.  One in particular, a Style 16, came with a small stack of music.  We found 3 price lists:  1957, 1961, unknown. Also what … Continue reading

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Las Mañanitas

I love Sam Milligan’s arrangement of “Las Mañanitas” in Medieval to Modern Volume 2. Been playing it for years. Today when teaching it to one of my students, her father informed me that it is never done in C, always … Continue reading

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