Myra Kovary | In Pursuit of Happiness: Five Centuries of Favorites for Solo Harp

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In Pursuit of Happiness: Five Centuries of Favorites for Solo Harp

by Myra Kovary

Soothing harp music that will take you on a beautiful trip through the history of western music. Perfect music for weddings, while you are entertaining guests for dinner or just need a relaxation break at work.
Genre: Classical: Classical era
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1. The Ash Grove
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2. Greensleeves
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3. Shule Aroon
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4. Pavane
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5. Giga
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6. Canon in D
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7. Prelude in C
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8. Fur Elise
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9. Menuet d'Amour
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10. La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
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11. Clair de Lune
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12. Song in the Night
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13. As Time Goes By
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14. Ebb Tide
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15. Send in the Clowns
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Myra Kovary performs as a free-lance harpist with several orchestras in Central New York State including the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, the Cornell University Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with the Colgate University Orchestra and with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Kovary has played in chamber music ensembles at Ithaca College and at Cornell University, with the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, and with Pro Musica (Ithaca, NY). She played the harp for Sunday Brunch for many years at the Ramada Inn in downtown Ithaca and at Brennan’s Restaurant in Elmira, NY. She has performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and also at the United Nations. She currently maintains a private studio in Ithaca, teaching both classical and folk harp.

She completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Theater from Empire State College, SUNY. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Ms. Kovary’s harp teachers include Barbara Irish (Ithaca, NY), Alice Chalifoux (former principal harpist of the Cleveland Orchestra), Edna Phillips (former principal harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Isabelle Perrin (Co-principal harpist of L’Orchestre National de France, Paris, France), and Karen Lindquist (New York, NY).

Ms. Kovary is also a member of a flute and harp duo with flutist Laura Campbell. They have been playing together at recitals, weddings, and receptions for twenty five years. They recently performed the world premieres of two pieces written for Myra Kovary: “Visions” for flute and harp written by Laurie Conrad and “Images” for flute, violin, viola and harp by Laurie Conrad.

Recital venues have included Ithaca College, Colgate University, Wells College, the Community School of Music and Art, the Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, the Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, the Tompkins County Public Library, the Groton Public Library, the DeWitt Historical Society, and Kendal at Ithaca.

Ms. Kovary and Ms.Campbell have recorded two CD’s of music for flute and harp. The first is a recording of light classical music entitled “Morning Light”. The second is entitled “Visions” for flute and harp written by Laurie Conrad. Both CD’s are available from CD Baby and also in stores in Ithaca, NY.


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Lorrie

In Pursuit of Happiness
This solo harp album, beautifully played by Myra Kovary, will transport the listener through centuries of familiar favorites. Everyone who is enchanted by the extraordinary timbre of the harp will welcome this addition to their CD library; it is also the perfect introductory CD for anyone who has never heard a harp before.

Carole F. Hayes Collier

In Pursuit of Happiness
Myra Kovary has created a lush bedding of silky and embracing music in this cd which creates an atmosphere of meditative luxury. Her harp takes us on a journey of restful and inspiring familiar and new experiences of ethereal pleasure.

Yvonne Butler

Photographer & Artist
“In Pursuit of Happiness”, a solo harp CD by Myra Kovary, delivers on its theme. For many music lovers, this CD will be a much-treasured find for meditation, easy listening and/or special occasions and celebrations. For many others, this will be a great addition to the frequently listened to “favorites” section of our music collection: each replay will transport us to a special zone of deeply intense listening pleasure and renews our love of every piece in the compilation. Kovary\'s cover of Carlos Salzedo\'s \"Song in the Night\" takes one’s breath away and “Clair de Lune” is a close second. Brilliant! Highly recommended!!

Joan Casamo

In Pursuit of Happiness
A musical massage that reaches out and touches each part of you! Myra Kovary\'s talent and diligence with every note is evident. An eclectic and interesting selection of music played with the heart.

Amy Scarola

In Pursuit of Happiness
I recently ordered Myra Kovary's CD "In Pursuit of Happiness". It was so lovely, I decided to try it with my class of PreK students during nap time. It helps ease the transition to sleep, and I know they are absorbing this music into their unconscious as they dream. Additionally, I get to enjoy it daily, as they sleep and I do my project preparation. It is a heavenly daily reprieve.
I have ordered more for friends.