About Anne Crosby Gaudet

Anne Crosby Gaudet has a special talent for creating music and teaching resources for piano and harp.

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Watercolor on White Classic Minuets
Big Adventures Small Harps Tunes for Two
The More We Get Together Morning Has Broken
Year Round Summer Suite

Year Round

The Wheel of the Year depicts the annual cycle of seasonal festivals including the solstices and equinoxes. These eight harp solos take us through the seasons, creating character and imagery through music. Intended for early intermediate harp players, I compose with teachable moments in mind. The left hand uses comfortable patterns and natural coordination. I have included right hand fingerings to help you place in groups and focus upon special techniques like thumb drags, finger crossing, harmonics, muffling and grace notes.

About the Cover Artist

Mary Charette is a talented musician and artist from West Vancouver, British Columbia. Her artwork is inspired by the beautiful gardens and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Outside of her vibrant piano teaching studio, Mary supports Sali’s Farm, an organization that helps at risk youth, and animals. She is passionate about animal welfare and the environment. In her spare time she practices Reiki, enjoys opera, knitting, painting, and gardening.

Content: 30 pages; 8 original and arranged solos
Instrument: lever or pedal harp; F# and Bb required
Level: Early Intermediate

About the Collection

Mary and I have been friends for many years. After completing our Masters degrees at the University of Michigan we each moved to opposite coasts of Canada to pursue our careers as piano teachers. We have kept in touch and have followed each other’s creative paths over the years. Mary recently launched an exciting collection of clothing and beautiful scarves using her artwork designs. When she shared her store on Facebook, I was captivated by her “Wheel of the Year” art piece and imagined how beautifully it would inspire a collection of harp music. She kindly agreed to let me use the art for the cover of this book. Please visit www.shopvida.com/collections/marycharette