“Anthology” is a collection of fifty themes and melodies in a smart format developed by Ray Pool – see the You Tube below for specific explanation. The repertoire is drawn from many areas: Folk songs, Children’s songs, Celtic songs, Christian hymns, Spirituals, Jewish melodies, Christmas carols, Opera themes and Classical themes and reductions. It also includes five pages of harmonic explanation and performance examples.
The indicated range of melodies and chords is perfect for harps that have one octave of strings below middle C. This includes harps of 23 to 26 strings, and of course any larger instruments as well. All arrangements are in C or G Major or their relative minors of A and E. Only four of the selections require limited lever movements. They are clearly indicated.
The repertoire is perfect for those who wish to play a broad range of tunes. It is of particular benefit for those who play in the hospital / nursing home / hospice environment.
From us here at Melody’s:
This book was a BIG seller at “Beginning in the Middle.” It is in “enhanced lead sheet” format that includes fully fingered melody lines, and in-depth liner notes, unlike traditional fake books. Conveniently indexed according to topic (folk, Celtic, children, hymns, spirituals, plainsong, Jewish, Christmas, opera, and classical), alphabet, and level so that no matter what, the harpist may always find his/her music. It includes four pages of basic chord progressions, and helpful performance notes. Perfect for the harpist of any type or level! Includes: Air (“Water Music”), All Through the Night, Amazing Grace, Angels We Have Heard on High, Aura Lee, Away in a Manger, Barcarolle, Blest Be the Tie That Binds, Candle Blessing, Chanuka Chag Ya’fe, Cockles and Mussels, Creator of the Stars of Night, Down By the Salley Gardens, Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Erev Shel Shoshanim, Fairest Lord Jesus, Hinnei Mah Tov, Humbly I Adore Thee, I Gave My Love a Cherry, I Know Where I’m Goin’, I’m a Little Teapot, Intermezzo, Jacob’s Ladder, Kum Ba Yah, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, Let Us Break Bread Together, Loch Lomond, London Bridge, Lord, I Want To Be a Christian, Lullaby (Brahms), Morning, Musetta’s Song, O! mio babbino caro, Old Hundredth, Polovetzian Dance #1, Rondo in C (Clementi), Shalom Chaverim, Sheep May Safely Graze, Shenandoah, Silent Night, Sonata in C (Haydn), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, The Farmer in the Dell, The Harp That Once, The King of Love, This Old Man, To a Wild Rose, Traumerei, Un bel di vedremo.
You will see that you have four choices when purchasing this book, depending on your preference of digital or paper. There is also a standalone CD if you already have the book and are only looking for the CD. SKU 94112. It can be found HERE.
Below, the accompanying music is from the Anthlogy book.