Re: Re: What’s on your music stand? Winter 2011

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    joyce-rice on #106714


    Patricia Jaeger has just alerted me to the fact that some of you are discussing “Red Sequins”, which I wrote for the 1993 Folk Harp Conference, in particular for Tina Tourin. At the 1991 conference, Deborah Henson-Conant walked on stage for her set in the final concert wearing a short black sequined jacket over her shoulders. She got to the harp, reached around, took hold of the jacket, held it at arm’s length and rather suggestively dropped it to the floor with a crash, leaving her in a strapless black top at a time when strapless harp-playing garb was pretty much unseen. “All right” I thought, “she is off and running!” At the end of that concert, Tina Tourin got up and said, “I’m the chair of the ’93 conference that will be in Burlington, Vermont. I’m making a pledge right now that by the time of that conference I’m going to be 50 pounds lighter and I’m going to wear RED sequins!” Well! I saw her afterwards and said, “If you lose 50 lbs., I’ll write you a piece called “Red Sequins.” Tina lost a lot ( not quite 50) and I wrote the piece which she then premiered with her band at the conference. And that’s the story! And thanks for the other nice comments about my music!

    Best to all,


    jennifer-buehler on #106715

    Thanks so much for sharing the story!

    stan-guy on #106716
    Jerusha Amado on #106717

    Hi Stan,

    I’m not familiar with Elster’s “Granada”.

    barbara-brundage on #106718

    I love that arrangement of Granada. And I’m enjoying your “Cinema Paradiso”, Stan. Thanks for doing that one.

    Jerusha, Reinhardt Elster arranged a bunch of popular Latin music, all of it for either lever or pedal harp. The lever notation is a little antiquated, but it all works just fine:

    He also did Frenesi, Perfidia, Tico-Tico, and maybe more, but those are all I can remember off the top of my head.

    Jerusha Amado on #106719


    Thanks for the info. on Elster’s work!

    deb-l on #106720

    what an amazing place this forum is.

    stan-guy on #106721

    Hi, Barbara —-

    shelby-m on #106722

    Oh, also, my teacher has asked me to buy some new music because he thinks we’ll be finished with Stephanie Curcio’s book next week!

    Jerusha Amado on #106723

    Hi Shelby,

    I hope that your kitty doesn’t hurt your harp!!

    kreig-kitts on #106724

    When I had kitties they

    Philippa mcauliffe on #106725

    My kitty doesn’t scrabble the harp at all (just the dresser in the kitchen)

    Philippa mcauliffe on #106726

    Oh I forgot.

    Jerusha Amado on #106727

    Hi Philippa,

    I learned “Brian Boru” as a duet with flute when I had a duo.

    Faure’s “Pavane” is a beautiful song.

    shelby-m on #106728

    Hi Philippa!
    What a coincidence!

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