Don’t Miss this Beautiful Presentation from Harpist Carla Bos!

by Sharon Hanjian Rondeau

(Sep. 20, 2021) – On September 17, highly-accomplished harpist Carla Bos gave a live performance on the “Luis R Live” show to speak about her background, freelancing in her home country of Holland, and her favorite repertoire, parts of which she played in her unique style.

The livestream was broadcast while Carla was in Portugal for a ten-day music festival, “Casa de Musica.”

She also discussed her “Sparkles” series, which she posts on her YouTube channel each day consisting of short excerpts from harp repertoire new and old.

Remarkably, Carla is fluent in Dutch, English and Portuguese, as is demonstrated in the interview.

As for making a living as a musician in today’s world, Carla told the host, “It’s a difficult time to become a musician. If you doubt, like, ‘Shall I become a musician or maybe a doctor?’ then I would recommend to be a doctor. But if you have the feeling, like I have, that you’re born as a musician and you will die as one, then really go for it. Just love your passion, create initiative, go new paths, start exploring, and show your character and show your personality in what you do, because that is what makes people unique.”

Carla Bos Performs my Arrangement!

(Apr. 1, 2021) – On Tuesday, Dutch harpist Carla Bos contacted me to say she would be releasing a video of my arrangement of “On This Glorious Easter Morning” as part of her March music series.

Carla Bos, “On This Glorious Easter Morning”

The YouTube link is here:

The arrangement was also featured in a Harp Column post on March 20. Sheet music is available at Harp Column Music and SheetMusicPlus.

Many thanks to Carla for reaching out! Visit her website and explore her fine discography.

“Harp Column” Review!

(Mar. 30, 2021) – I was honored to receive an email today from Liana Alpino, blogger for The Harp Column, informing me of her inclusion of one of my Easter arrangements in her latest post, “Songs for Spring.”

Liana is a 20-year professional in both solo and orchestral venues and shares how she incorporates each of the 12 selections featured in the article in her performances.

About my setting of “On This Glorious Easter Morning,” sold at Harp Column here, Liana wrote, ” For sacred occasions, I like to bring a few traditional hymns with me that are set in four-part harmony, just like this traditional 19th century Easter carol. I love the extra color that it brings to arrangements.”

She concluded her review with, “If you like this style of writing, Sharon has several more hymn arrangements to peruse here.” 

Please Visit My Page!

(Jul. 26, 2019) – Last summer, a representative from Lyon & Healy’s music and accessories division,, contacted me about submitting my arrangements for online distribution. I did so with my collections, one at a time, and I now have my own page there:

I am pleased that, based on recent sales reports, harpists are finding the books useful. In the near future, I hope to add another unique collection of arrangements to the page and, more important, to the harp repertoire.

Pilates Workout with Therapeutic Harp Music

(Jun. 29, 2019) – Pilates is a physical fitness method created by German-American physical trainer Joseph Hubertus Pilates in the early 20th century. Joseph Pilates uses his book Return to Life through Contrology to present his training method as the art of controlled actions, which when properly applied, should feel similar to a workout.

On the other hand, harp music is associated with harp therapy, a term used to describe using harp music for therapeutic purposes. The harp is regarded by many as a musical healing tool because of its spiritual connection and soothing timbre. Recipients of therapeutic harp music experience decreased pain and anxiety and improvements in sleep, relaxation, mood, and vital signs.

In the 1940s, performing artists and dancers quickly adopted Joseph Pilates’ means of body conditioning. Today, many people do Pilates and are discovering the benefits of the workout. Even though people of different body types can do this workout, performing Pilates will not expose the athlete to risk of injury. The exercise builds strength and improves flexibility. What is common is that these two methods are both aimed at helping people to improve their health both mentally and physically.


Although it is uncertain whether Pilates alone can help remedy deformed limbs or correct the spine’s posture, it is evident that including Pilates exercises in your routine benefits your health and helps achieve a leaner body physique. A combination of your favorite supplements from 120 kg, Pilates exercises, and therapeutic harp music can provide a good post-workout program that is great for you to try after intense training. Below are two paragraphs on individual benefits of these two healing methods.


Breathing is vital to the Pilates exercises. This helps with blood flow, and the method attempts to coordinate this respiration practice with actions. Although Pilates exercises do not require a lot of strength, they do demand concentration and require a focus on the quality of the workout over quantity.All the workouts are carried out with total control of the affected muscle areas.When doing Pilates, its essential that you maintain a correctly aligned posture to avoid harm by optimizing coordination and rectifying muscle imbalances. The relaxing mood helps improve mental health.

Harp Therapy

As enchanting as harp music may sound, its healing capabilities have been identified, and several psychology experts use this therapeutic method to assist their patients in achieving a peaceful state of mind.Combining Pilates with enchanting harp music is a unique way of toning your body while at the same time giving it the deserved conditioning. Since Pilates classes last up to an average of one hour, listening to harp music as you perform your Pilates can help with concentration and flow in movements. The mild nature of the instrument’s music brings about a relaxed atmosphere wherever you may be engaging in the exercise. Another thing to note is that Pilates is somewhat similar to modern yoga because of their common background as mind and body discipline, but unlike yoga, this workout is focused on core strength and not only flexibility.

Sharon’s Music Featured on “BelieversVoiceTV” Memorial Day Weekend

(May 25, 2019) — Via Breaking News Journal and BelieversVoiceTV, you can watch harpist Sharon Hanjian Rondeau perform her unique arrangements during a 24-hour marathon beginning on Sunday morning, May 26, 2019 with a Roku device.

BelieversVoiceTV is available on Roku here.

According to BNJ founder Ruth Bryant White, other artists and programs to be featured are: Corner Cafe, Ron McMillon Chistian saxophonist, Pastor Robert Cummings of Palm Desert Christian Center, Karen Covell of Hollywood Prayer Network, Cincinnati Bengals Legend of Cooking, Interview and his cause w Ickey Woods, Save The Cowboy Church, Ironside Medieval Combat and much more.

“Tell everyone you know to get their Roku boxes so they can subscribe to their favorite,” White said on Saturday evening.

House Concert with Harpist William Jackson Middletown, CT

William Jackson of Glasgow has been at the forefront of Scottish traditional music for more than 40 years. He is highly regarded as one of the leading harpers and multi-instrumentalists in Scotland and has gained an international reputation as a composer. In 2004 he was given the Swannanoa Gathering’s Master Music Maker award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 the Somerset Folk Harp Festival awarded William with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

William was a founding member and creative tour de force of Ossian in 1976, which became one of Scotland’s best-loved traditional bands. The band, whose music influenced a generation of musicians, has toured extensively in the USA and Europe.  In 2015, he and the band were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in Inverness Scotland. 

In addition to his performing, as a composer William is well-known for combining traditional and classical music in such major works as The Wellpark Suite, St. Mungo, Inchcolm, and A Scottish Island. In 1999 his “Land of Light” won the international competition as the new song for Scotland, and in that same year his composition ‘Corryvreckan’ from the album Inchcolm was included on Fiona Ritchie’s favourites collection, “The Best of The Thistle & Shamrock, Volume 1.”

William’s music is featured on many BBC and other television productions; he is not only in demand as a composer of sensitive music, but is increasingly becoming a producer. He directed and performed the music for “Battle of the Clans” for The History Channel, and produced and recorded the music for a new six part series about Scottish National Trust properties for Scottish Television. 

William’s performance on harp, whistle and bodhran is featured on the soundtrack of the motion picture starring Robert Duval and Michael Keaton, which was filmed in Scotland. (Sounding Strings) 

“… he has total command of the Scottish traditonal idiom.” — Sounding Strings


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