The music for "The Harp of Brandiswhiere" was composed by Sylvia Woods. When her husband Tom first heard her play one of the pieces, he created a charcter and a story to accompany it, and thus, Brandiswhiere was born. "The Harp of Brandiswhiere" musically tells the story of an invisible island where it is always Spring. Harp players are the only visitors to this lovely island; they play the correct tune and are immediately transported there. The piece entitled "In the Forest" tells of the lush beauty of this isle of Spring. As the suite progresses, an evil sorcerer casts a spell of Winter upon the island, which, according to legend, will destroy it. Our hero, a young harper named Brandiswhiere, sits with his harp in a clearing in the middle of the blizzard, and plays the Spring back. And so Brandiswhiere and his harp save the isle of Spring. The grateful people of the island rejoice, and the final piece
of the suite is "Brandiswhiere's Triumphant Return."
Duet arrangement by Sylvia Woods and Don Snyder.