Volume 2020 TT | May 7, 2020
Greetings Harpists, Harpers, and Harp Lovers,

Here it is May - already. We continue to hold you in our best thoughts at this time. Give extra hugs to your pets, too.

This newsletter revolves around some new offerings by three of our well-known artists, Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, Frank Voltz and Angi Bemiss.


Christmas is not that far away...Ten Carols for Two - Intermediate music for Harp and Flute (violin); arranged by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher
Additionally, three more Rees-Rohrbacher titles
have just become available in PDF
Come, Ye Sons of Art
The Liturgical Harp Vol. 1
The Liturgical Harp Vol. 2
English Country Dances has been revised just slightly
Read more about Darhon below all the product listings.
Straightforward and easy to get around:
The hallmark of Angi's arrangements! Here are three more!
Read more about Angi below the products.
The wait is over. Those of you who've emailed wanting the next Frank Voltz piece, we have three for you!
Frank Voltz (college photograph)

Frank began playing the piano at age 7 and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor or Arts in Piano Performance. He has been a dance accompanist for The Joffrey Ballet (NYC), among many others, and was Assistant Ballet Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony under Andre Previn. In addition to performing for President Ronald Reagan (twice), he continues to concertize and is in demand as an accompanist for nationally recognized vocalists throughout the country.
 
Frank began playing the organ in church at age 11. He has performed organ recitals around the country and was organist for the National Christian Choir (NCC) in Washington, DC for four years and recorded four CDs with them.

As a Director of Music and versatile church musician, Frank possesses experience in traditional as well as Contemporary Christian music. He has conducted vocal choirs, handbell choirs, and orchestras; directed and produced musical productions; arranged choral and orchestral music; and produced a nationally-syndicated Christian television program.
 
Frank began playing the harp as an adult. After playing the harp for only 5 years, he competed and won Second Prize in the Lyon & Healy International Jazz and Pop Harp Competition, Lever Harp Division. For the past 15 years, he has been guest clinician and performing artist at various harp festivals and conferences throughout the United States and Canada.

Frank has recorded five harp CDs and two piano CDs. As a Gospel Jazz harpist, he is in demand performing in churches all over the country. As a jazz harpist, he has performed on various Rock, Jazz, Gospel, New Age, Folk, Christmas, and Sacred recording projects for various artists (including a Grammy Award winning instrumentalist). He has published more than 85 hymn arrangements, ensemble arrangements, and original compositions for pedal and lever harp through his music publishing company, Chiera Music ( www.frankvoltz.com ). His music has been recorded by other harpists around the world.
Angi Bemiss
Angi has been a musician for most of her life. She studied the piano beginning at the age of 6 and was a church pianist for many years. (Her first piano teacher was her mother.) During her school years she also played other instruments, including the flute, oboe, and guitar. In 1989, her husband surprised her with a harp (and lessons) for their 10th wedding anniversary. It was at this point that her life as a musician took a meaningful turn. With the harp, Angi realized that she would have the opportunity to quietly serve others with the peaceful and unique sound that comes from its strings. Almost from the beginning, it was her desire to play the harp in hospitals. Kevin and Angi met in high school band in Satellite Beach, FL, and they have lived in Atlanta since 1992. In 2019, Angi retired as a partner and CFO of a management consulting firm. (She has a BS in Business Education and an MBA.)
 
Angi has recorded a series of four CDs entitled "Simply the Harp."
     I - Peaceful Songs
    II - Lullabies & Tranquil Songs
    III - Contemplative Songs of Faith, and
    IV - Quiet Songs of Christmas.
She has a comprehensive harp repertoire (~1,000 songs), and she has published over 500 of those arrangements in sheet music and book format through her publishing company Simply the Harp .
 
One of Angi’s favorite quotes states that life without music would be a mistake, and she has found the experience of playing the harp to be rewarding in ways that are beyond description. Truly, her life has been blessed by the opportunity to provide harp music for a variety of settings and audiences (from one-on-one at a patient's bedside to church services and large social gatherings). Photo from 1979 with Kevin.
 
Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher holds a Doctorate degree (DMus) in vocal performance and literature. Initially trained as a classical vocalist and pianist, she began her harp studies after moving to Upstate New York and has since followed a multi-faceted career path. Her musical skills have taken her from the most formal, orchestral concerts to very intimate chamber performances wearing historical costume. She is a well-known composer whose harp arrangements are sold internationally and she has many published articles in harp journals. She is the owner of DFM (Dragonflower Music) and has currently just under 30 fine books available worldwide. Dragonflower Music was established in late 1989. The name  Dragonflower  was chosen because it combines two Welsh symbols: the dragon and the daffodil. Being of Welsh and Irish heritage, Darhon wished to honor her Celtic past and the great harping tradition associated with both Wales and Ireland. Darhon also pursues her interest in healing as a nursing instructor (MSN) in higher education.
Darhon’s hobbies are reading, taking walks, attending cultural events, traveling and dressmaking. Her Celtic first name means "oak nymph" and is pronounced as DAH-run.
Darhon is multi-talented in many areas. She is an excellent voice teacher whose students have done extremely well in their careers. She is a fine church musician and accompanies all over Albany as a substitute pianist. Dragonflower website.
Photo at right from High School.
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We hope you enjoyed this announcement. Take care.