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Healing Harp Melodies: II

CD $5.00 each + $2.50 s/h


(Click on highlighted titles to hear audio sample)

Familiar Tunes

1. Etude, (No Other Love) Op. 10, No. 3 - excerpt (Chopin/Balderston)
2. Prelude (Raindrop), Op. 28, No. 15 - excerpt
3. Pavane (Ravel/Agay)
4. To a Wild Rose
5. Scarborough Fair
6. Medley: Danny Boy, Annie Laurie, Loch Lonwnd (arr. Bethune)
7. Cradle Song Meuller
(arr. Bethune)
8. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck/Burton)
9. All the Pretty Little Horses
(Publ. Mel Bay (arr. Robertson)
10. Cockless and Mussels (arr. Baine)
11. Evening Prayer (Haugen)

Less Familiar Tunes

12. Sentito (Semmann)
13. Sereno (Semmann)
14. Meditation (Nystrom)
15. Moondance (Nystrom)
16. Elegy (Moore)
17. Gentle Soul (Tourin)
18. Volante (Semmann)
19. November (Houcks)
20. Semplice (Semmann)
21. Snowfall (Nystrom)
22. Teneramente (Semmann)
23. Quiet Evening (Wienand)


As of Winter 2010 proceeds in this series have Reached almost $90,000. Members of the Pairs and Spares Class at Blacksburg United Methodist, Blacksburg, Virginia and other musicians sponsored this project to Build Habitat Houses with Art and Music. We are grateful to many publishers and arrangers for their waiver of mechanical license fees for this project.

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 patients.
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 as 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 CD is dedicated to my husband Dick our daughters, Mary Jordan, Julie Hilton, Anna Collins, and their families.


Julie Hilton - Graphic Artist;
Aricia Hackney of National Media services, Inc.
Photography - Lakeview Golf Course, Harrisonburg, VA
George Hodgkiss of Phoenix Productions - Engineering
National Media Services, Inc. in Front Royal, Virginia 22630

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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