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Healing Harp Melodies: I

CD $5.00 each + $2.50S&H


(Click on highlighted titles to hear audio sample)

I - More Familiar Melodies:

1. Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy, arr. Balderston)
2. Arioso
(J.S. Bach, arr. Ajay)
3. Canon in D
(Johann Pachelbel)
4. Shenandoah
(arr. Kim Robertson)
5. All Through the Night
6. Now on Land and Sea Descending (A selection of popular natural airs) /
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
(J.S. Bach) /
Largo (G.F. Handel)
7. Amazing Grace
(N. American Melody)
8. Brahm's Lullaby (Johannes Brahms) /
Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Traditional)

II - Less Familiar Melodies

9. Soaring (Louise Pratt) /
Gaten Mother's Lullaby (arr. Kim Robertson) /
The Quiet Land of Erin (arr. Kim Robertson)
10. Verbum Supernum (Gregorian chant. arr. Kim Robertson)
Solace (Stephanie Curcio)
11. Carolan's Dream (arr. Kim Robertson)
12. Cherubim (May be heard on "Illuminations" CD by Christina Tourin. Christina Tourin)
13. Annwvyn: Mystical Otherworld
(Christina Tourin)
14. Beyond the Dream
(Comp. Michael Jones. Publ. by Nara Music, Inc - BMI)


As a Certified Music Practitioner with the Music for Healing and Transition Program, my intention is to offer a ministry of presence at the bedside with therapeutic music for patients, families and staff. This service is not entertainment or performance. I use the principles of music, i.e., Rhythm, Harmony, and melody, to meet the needs of the patient. CMPs always request and receive permission from the medical staff and the patient or family before playing music for the healing. We choose repertoire which is merry, sad, or soothing. Published research data indicates that many health benefits result from live music at the bedside, from weight gain in premature infants to stabilized vital signs in patients in CCU and ICU, and a lower stress level for all.

Repertoire is tailored to the patient's needs. E.g. conscious patients in rehab enjoy a variety of genres, including familiar and less familiar music. Some with throbbing pain benefit from open-structured New-Age type music, as rhythmic selections reinforce the distress created by the pain. Many workshops now offer classes in improvisation entitled No Paper Playing, Playing Off the Page, etc. Improvisational and unfamiliar music do not trigger a person's memory and offer "sonic wallpaper" where relaxation, meditation, prayer, pain relief and healing can occur.

Live music is also used in hospice situations as the healing musician is engaged in "musically midwifing death," a phrase used by Therese Shroeder-Sheker, founder of the Chalice of Repose, a program which trains music therapists. For more information on MHTP visit:


This project is dedicated to Martha Lewis, Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), and Laura Riley, CMP, cofounders of the Music for Healing and Transition Program in 1994. To date there are about 150 CMPs in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Japan


Linda Knutson - Graphic Designer at Kinko's Blacksburg, VA
Mark Williams - Graphic Designer at National Media Services, Inc in Front Royal, VA
George Hodgkiss - Recording Engineer at Phoenix Productions

Other Healing Harp Melodies Titles:

To God Be The Glory CD

On Wings Of Song DVD

Serenade Of Strings

Songs of Comfort, Songs of Joy CD

Healing Harp Melodies: Classical Tunes & Loveabyes CD

Healing Harp Melodies: I CD

Healing Harp Melodies: II CD

Healing Harp Melodies: Hyms & Spiritual Songs CD

Healing Harp Melodies: Christmas CD

Mosaic CD

Christmas Fantasia with the Drivertimento Trio CD



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