Favorites from the ’50s

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Sylvia Woods’ latest book takes harpists through the songs of a generation

“Find a poodle skirt and start the year off by playing the music of the ’50s.”

Depending on your generation, Sylvia Woods’ new book, Favorites from the Fifties, could be a stroll down memory lane or a history lesson of post WWII pop music. She has sorted the 40 selections into seven categories. Seven of the pieces are presented twice in order to accommodate lever harps tuned to C or E-flat. Two others are presented twice because they offer multiple levels of difficulty.

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Jan Jennings is the music review editor for Harp Column and is the author of The Harpist’s Complete Wedding Guidebook and Effortless Glissing. You can email her at mail@harpbiz.com.

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