Barbra Bailey

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Straight from the Harp

Price: $12.00
Year of Release: 2004


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Track Listing

1. Musette – Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
2. Musette – J.S. Bach
3. Minuet – Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
4. Huron Carol – Traditional
5. Slane/Nettleton – Old Hymn Tunes
6. She’s Like the Swallow/I’se the Bye – Traditional
7. Lakes of Pontchartrain – Traditional
8. Sonatina in C – Muzio Clementi – Allegro
9. Sonatina in C – Muzio Clementi – Andante
10. Sonatina in C – Muzio Clementi – Vivace

About Straight From the Harp

Barbra Bailey Bradley’s CD, Straight from the Harp, is a relaxing blend of Baroque and Classic keyboard music and traditional tunes, arranged for harp.

The Three Baroque Dances [Musette, Musette, Minuet] come from the era of J.S. Bach. Many beginning pianists have studied them. Barbra has arranged the dances for solo harp. The Minuet utilizes the Baroque style of adding ornamentation to each repeated section.

Huron Carol is known to many Canadians as the way the Jesuits taught the Christmas story to the Huron peoples of northern Ontario. Barbra made the arrangement for, and dedicated it to the Heatherwood Harp Ensemble. All three parts are performed by Barbra herself on the recording.

Slane/Nettleton is a medley of two beloved hymn tunes. Many listeners will recognize Slane as Be Thou My Vision, and Nettleton as Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. This arrangement for solo harp was begun soon after 9/11, and was dedicated to Barbra’s husband, Joseph, for his birthday in November 2001.

She’s Like the Swallow/I’se the Bye are two folk songs from Newfoundland, first heard by Barbra during undergraduate studies at the University of Western Ontario. This arrangement is for two harps, and Barbra plays both parts on the recording.

Lakes of Pontchartrain is a southern American folk song. Barbra first heard Pamela Bruner sing it at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival, fell in love with it, and made this arrangement for solo harp. It has become her signature piece.

Sonatina in C by Muzio Clementi [Allegro, Andante, Vivace] is another piece played by many beginning pianists. Barbra has arranged it for solo harp, and has given it a more relaxed feel.

Barbra’s first CD – Straight from the Harp –recorded in 2004, is available at CD Baby.

Available for:

touring / teaching (harp & piano) / workshops / adjudicating music festivals

performing at: weddings, receptions, teas, luncheons, dinners, open houses, funerals, memorials, outdoor events, holiday functions and much more!

Located In

Barbra performs in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia Areas.

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