Harp Music for Healing, CD by Sarajane Williams
The harp is an instrument of sublime beauty—and a powerful tool for healing. Revered throughout the ages for its angelic sound, the harp has now been shown in clinical studies to have measurable therapeutic benefits for reducing stress and anxiety, inducing restful sleep, and helping listeners release physical and emotional suffering. With Harp Music for Healing, psychologist and harp-therapy pioneer Sarajane Williams presents a CD of timeless classics and original compositions to soothe your mind, relax your body, and bring you into the peaceful state of being that is most conducive to healing.
- Beyond the Reflection
- We Sing in Celebration (15th-century French carol)
- Water Lily
- The Stars of Orion
- Earth Angel
- Golden Lyre of Apollo (474 B.C., Greece)
- The Foggy Dew (trad. Irish)
- Breath of Life
- A Song for My Lady (Muire Bheannaithe) (trad. Irish)
- Seven Sisters
- Through the Mist
- Star of the County Down (trad. Irish)
- The Last Rose of Summer (trad. Irish)
- Celestial Waltz
Time: 1 hour, 12 minutes
Label: Sounds True
Review by Dianna H.
I almost missed this gem afloat in a sea of new age harp music. I was so enchanted by this lovely music that I stopped what I was doing to learn more about Sarajane Williams. According to Ms.Williams's bio, she is a composer, harp teacher and author, as well as an accomplished harpist, and is responsible for pioneering a new approach called Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy® (VAHT).
If you've been perusing harp music as much as I have, you find quite a few outstanding musicians, but this really stood out for its musicianship- enough that I stopped to really listen. This wasn't what I was after exactly in a study aid: something like this just doesn't fade into the background enough (its beauty is distracting); however (for me at least), this would be a wonderful soundscape to float through less cerebral work (during household chores, sketching or even light reading. Five stars- I am so grateful there are people willing to create something like this for the rest of us.