Watercolor on White, 7 harp solos
All of the compositions in this book are lovely little jewels. They work together as a set, although each one has its own personality. I am so glad I bought this book. I have them all memorized now and play them almost daily!
There are definitely challenging things about them and I had to work hard to get them flowing. But it was a journey I really enjoyed. Now I'm settling in to learn another book of pieces by Anne - Year Round.
Anne, you are my favourite modern-day composer for the harp. Thank you.
Oh so sweet! Thank-you, Jean!
These are some of the first pieces I had so much fun learning. Each one speaks to you differently and stands on its own while also easily flowing into the others with some improvisation. A really sweet and enjoyable collection.
Thanks so much for taking the time to add your reviews, Maryam! Much appreciate! - Anne
Each piece is a delight to play and I find challenges in all of them. So fun to work on. Thank you.
I'm so glad you are enjoying these, Romona! I wrote them for myself when I was learning to play.
I appreciate that Anne makes videos of each of her gorgeous compositions, so I can hear and see them played before deciding which to purchase. I really enjoyed the videos for Watercolor on White and bought the digital book four months ago. It is a lovely collection of absolutely achievable pieces for the late-stage beginner. Because of the shared key, each works nicely in a set list with the others, while maintaining their distinctive character as solos. My current favorite is Rose Madder, which has such fun melodic runs to play. Be careful though, as it will get stuck in your head, and your humming of it may drive those around you to distraction.
Thank-you Karen! Your comment made me laugh because I remember a period when Rose Madder was stuck in my head and everyone in my house was humming it too!