"Ruth is one of the rarer exceptions in the dulcimer world. She plays with such feeling and expression. Her arrangements are a mirror of the emotion and personality that she puts into her music. When you hear her play you can visualize the setting she is portraying. A real touch of class that anyone would be proud to emulate.”
Ruth's hammered dulcimer arrangements of Christmas Music from Steve and Ruth's "An Appalachian Winter" CD, and Hymns from their "Touch of Grace" CD.
For PDF version, see below.
Touch of Grace CD is a companion to Ruth's hammered dulcimer arrangements of Christmas music from "An Appalachian Winter" book, and hymns from "Touch of Grace" book.
This Combo includes both the hammered dulcimer arrangements book "Touch of Grace" along with the Companion CD.
Ruth's hammered dulcimer arrangements of Christmas Music from Steve and Ruth's "An Appalachian Winter" CD, and Hymns from their "Touch of Grace" CD. Features 3 versions of each: melody and chords, simple arrangement and full arrangement.
• 10 Christmas songs from Steve and Ruth's CD, "An Appalachian Winter"
• 14 Hymns from Steve and Ruth Smith's CD, "He Leadeth Me"
• Three versions of each tune:
- a melody version with chords,
- a simpler arrangement,
- a version similar to Ruth's
• Arrangements range from beginner to advanced
• String chart tear out to keep beside the music as a reference
AN APPALACHIAN WINTER CD*:
Angels We Have Heard on High
Carol of the Bells
The Cherry Tree Carol Medley
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Hush My Babe
I Wonder as I Wander
In the Bleak Midwinter
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
HE LEADETH ME CD:
Be Thou My Vision
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
He Leadeth Me
I'd Rather Have Jesus
Lamb of God
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Sweet Beulah Land
Sweet Hour of Prayer
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
We Give Thanks to Thee
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What Wondrous Love Is This?
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
(* The remainder of the songs on Steve and Ruth Smith's CD, An Appalachian Winter, are arranged and published in Ruth's book From Heart to Hands.)