My Arrangements of Popular Songs Now Available at SheetMusicPlus!
(Jan. 23, 2018) — Since my Mel Bay book titled "Easy Scottish Harp Music" containing ten interpretations of little-known Scottish ballads was published in April 2009, I have adhered to the standard of groups of ten when producing new projects. Beginning last summer, I published arrangements of 14 of my favo
New Collection of Traditional Irish Songs Available
I am pleased to announce that a compilation of some of my best-loved Irish songs is now available here and at SheetMusicPlus.com on my publisher's
The Online Music Business is a Whole New World!
It's like stepping from one world into a new one...transitioning from traditional, physical performances to building an online presence through tools I never heard of before. Spotify, SoundCloud...what are these all ab
My “Celtic Reflections” Now Available at CD Baby!
(Sep. 17, 2017) — I am very pleased to announce that my CD, "Celtic Reflections," is now available at CD Baby in both downloadable and hard-copy formats: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/sharonhanjianrondeau12 Although I am still becoming acquainted with their services, the people there thus far have been professional, very prompt, a
It’s Not Too Early to Think About Christmas Music!
(Sep. 12, 2017) — Last week, the publisher of my arrangements, SheetMusicPlus.com, reminded its newsletter audience that musicians are already looking for Christmas music and associated titles have increased in sales in recent weeks. At first it seemed to be too early to even think abou
A New Direction
(Aug. 11, 2017) — After so many years of public performance, retirement is not easy. Last month I decided to channel my musical energies into notating the many well-loved songs I played at all kinds of events over the years, many of which have not been arranged for the harp until now. Sometimes the process is s
Revisiting an Old Favorite
(Jun. 29, 2017) — While deciding which songs I was going to record next several weeks ago, I suddenly "heard" this song differently from the way I had played it for more than 20 years after arranging and recording it for my CD in 1998. Because I often performed
Sounds of Beautiful Scotland
Based on an arrangement by Sylvia Woods from "52 Scottish Songs for All Harps," this song is associated with funerals in Scotland. I have played it at many types of events where quiet, introspective music was needed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sUSt7IMUNM My own arrangement of the song is based on a version I heard somewhere years ago, but I can't
Dreaming of Sunny Spain…
On January 29, I released a post with an MP3 recording taken from a CD which contained all of the selections from a 1989 demo tape. In 1988, I resumed playing the harp after an 11-year hiatus. Having retired in December from a 28-year run as a free