A look at Renié’s legacy and two original arrangements
While the normal topic of this column is published music, this edition will highlight a new book that should be of interest to harpists. One Stone to the Building is about the life of Henriette Renié and her unique contributions to the harp world. It was written by Dr. Jaymee Haefner, professor of harp at the University of North Texas, and published by AuthorHouse (www.authorhouse.com). Although this is not the first biographic work about Renié, nor is it intended to be the definitive review of her works, it provides a valuable look at her roles as virtuoso, composer, and teacher.