Summer Stretch


New compositions and exercises to keep your fingers in shape this summer.

Harpist Rebecca Anstine Smith and organist Michael Lodico, Jr. (the Lafayette Square Duo) commissioned a work for harp and organ by Peter Mathews. The result was the self-published Fantaisie for Harp and Organ, and it was dedicated to Jeanne Chalifoux and the organist’s baby, Florence Asha Lodico. The piece is about four and a half minutes long, and the harp and organ share a foundational role.

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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

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