This article extra is a companion to the feature article 24 Christmas Works to Learn Now in this issue.
Composer John Rutter’s Dancing Day is scored for harp and choir. Many harpists have harrowing tales of their encounters with this work. Jacquelyn Bartlett implores harpists to learn it early and learn it well, and John Carrington shares his memorable performance of the work early in his harp days, while he was pursuing his master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His story was first printed in the article “Unforgettable” from the July/August 2017 issue of Harp Column.