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Arts and Letters

ALL HARPS INTERMEDIATE TO LOWER INTERMEDIATE  -   original songs in a variety of styles based on translating the English alphabet into the western music alphabet. Book/CD combination. Wonderfully creative melodies!! I listened to the CD and it is GREAT!

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Patricia Lee Ruston
1940 –2010

Patricia Rushton was a forward thinking, traditional music and Celtic harp lover. She loved finding nearly forgotten music and bringing the almost lost melodies into today with her own contemporary arrangements. She also performed, taught and wrote music of her own in Santa Barbara, California. This Arts & Letters collection includes many of Patricia’s original music that are based on a simple technique that translates the English alphabet into the western music alphabet. She used this technique as a source of inspiration for each of the tunes in this collection.

Table of Contents
The Technique
Anastasia
Avila
Bruce
Carolynian Air
Catha’s Hornpipe
Dr. Joe in F
Ejé Invention
Ejé’s Song
The Farris Transition
Joe’s Jig in G
Mother’s Lullaby
Norman and Patricia
Norman and Patricia Harp (L hand L speaker, R hand R speaker)
Norman and Patricia Cello (Harp L speaker, Cello R speaker)
Planxty Harriet
Radley
Robert’s Roost
Robin’s Hood

The Last Letter
Arts & Letters is the final of three publications for harp music compiled by
Patricia Lee Rushton. Open the Door Softly (2005) is Patricia’s first CD and
songbook publication, and Songs for the Small Harp (2011) is a songbook
collection of arrangements that Patricia wrote for the small harp. This third book
introducing Patricia’s original music has been a labor of love for me, and the
fulfillment of a promise that I made to Patricia near the end of her life. It is my
honor to present her music to the world.

In addition to the computer-generated play-along CD that accompanies this book,
Patricia’s music from Arts & Letters is available as acoustically performed sound
recordings using a collection of excellent musicians from across California. You
can purchase the “live” Arts & Letters CD at Folk Mote Music Store, iTunes, CD
Baby and other music retail outlets.

All of Patricia’s proceeds from the recordings and songbooks go to the Patricia
Rushton Harp Scholarship Fund, which is managed by Folk Mote Music Store
in Santa Barbara, CA.
In joy,


Ejé Lynn-Jacobs
Sound Transformation Network
www.STNstudios.com

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ALL HARPS INTERMEDIATE TO LOWER INTERMEDIATE  -   original songs in a variety of styles based on translating the English alphabet into the western music alphabet. Book/CD combination. Wonderfully creative melodies!! I listened to the CD and it is GREAT!

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