THE SPARROW is an uplifting mid-intermediate level harp solo, composed in memory of harpist and composer Brook Boddie. In May of 2018 I received an email from Brook that read, "You don't know me, but I ran across your music on YouTube this evening. Your music immediately spoke to my heart, not only in the notes but in the way you translated them from your heart to the harp and then to others." This was the first of many kind and encouraging notes that I received from Brook.
On the evening of July 15, 2020 I was shocked and saddened to learn that Brook had died of cardiac arrest earlier that day. I went to my harp and "The Sparrow" is the music that came through as I reflected on his kindness over the past years. I hope my composition reflects his warmth, light and uplifting spirit.
One of Brook's fine arrangements is called "His Eye is on the Sparrow". My composition hints at this melody as an acknowledgement to his beautiful music that people are drawn to for its heart and soulfulness.
All proceeds from "The Sparrow" during the month of July 2020 were donated to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
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