Patricia Lee Ruston
Patricia Rushton was a forward-thinking, traditional music and Celtic harp lover. She loved finding nearly forgotten music and bringing the almost lost melodies into today with her own contemporary arrangements. She also performed, taught and wrote music of her own in Santa Barbara, California. This Arts & Letters collection includes many of Patricia’s original music that are based on a simple technique that translates the English alphabet into the western music alphabet. She used this technique as a source of inspiration for each of the tunes in this collection.
Table of Contents
Dr. Joe in F
The Farris Transition
Joe’s Jig in G
Norman and Patricia
Norman and Patricia Harp (L hand L speaker, R hand R speaker)
Norman and Patricia Cello (Harp L speaker, Cello R speaker)
The Last Letter
From Eje Lynn-Jacobs: Arts & Letters is the final of three publications for harp music compiled by Patricia Lee Rushton. Open the Door Softly (2005) is Patricia’s first CD and
songbook publication, and Songs for the Small Harp (2011) is a songbook collection of arrangements that Patricia wrote for the small harp. This third book
introducing Patricia’s original music has been a labor of love for me, and the fulfillment of a promise that I made to Patricia near the end of her life. It is my
honor to present her music to the world.
In addition to the computer-generated play-along CD that accompanies this book, (or the PDF download book with mp3 sound files), Patricia’s music from Arts & Letters is available as acoustically performed sound recordings using a collection of excellent musicians from across California. You can purchase the “live” Arts & Letters CD on iTunes, and other music retail outlets.
All of Patricia’s proceeds from the recordings and songbooks go to the Patricia Rushton Harp Scholarship Fund. Ejé Lynn-Jacobs | Sound Transformation Network | www.STNstudios.com
If you purchase the PDF/MP3 combination, it is zipped into a folder containing the sound files and the digital book. This folder is 91MB. Please be aware of its size.