meet....Jane Wilcox Hively - mezzo-soprano, harp, guitar and piano
Born in Fall River, Massachusetts and currently residing in North Conway, New Hampshire, Jane is a popular entertainer,
concertizer, teacher of voice, harp and guitar as well as past choir director, opera-musical play actress and director. She has
been professionally active as a graphic artist, oil painter and author of voice & harp instructional books as well as creative short stories. She is also an accomplished recording artist and recording engineer.
Jane received a Bachelor of Music from Boston University, a Masters of Music from Schiller College-Strasbourg, France
and a Post-Graduate Certificate from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England.
She has supplemented her studies with participation in theaterical apprentice programs on Cape Cod, Ma.,
Celtic studies at the College for Celtic Arts Studies in Nova Scotia and harp conferences at Williamsburg, Oberlin and Amherst colleges.
Jane with her husband Jonathan, an accomplished bagpiper and hammered dulcimer player, are the well known duo,
"Mountain Streams Music," which plays for countless special occasions and concerts. The New Hampshire Music Festival,
Cape Cod Artist Series, Hudson River of NY Writer's Group, St. Kieran's Arts Center, Saskatoon-Saskatchewan Arts
and Fryeburg Fair-Maine are just a few of the many venues that have welcomed the mastery of these fascinating and accomplished performers.
Jane has been a guest performer at Marlborough House of Buckingham Palace as well as soloist for two New Hampshire gubernatorial inaugurations.
Her voice has been described as
"one of the most beautiful voices being recorded today,"
"A talent of the first order."
Discography (please visit CD Store & Free Demo Request for tunes listed on each CD)
AULD COUNTRY VESPERS - rec. 2013 voice, harp-solos, sacred songs and tunes
HEARTS & ROSES - rec.1985-88 voice, harp, guitar Irish and Scottish folk songs
GREENWOOD MAGIC - rec.1996 voice, harp, guitar songs from The British Isles
LULLABY GARDEN - rec. 1997 voice, harp, guitar songs-popular world lullabies
SPIRITUAL SONGS - rec. 2002 voice, harp, guitar hymns and gospel songs
GOD IS LOVE - rec. 2005 voice, harp, guitar hymns and gospelsongs
HYMNS - rec. 2008 solo harp renderings of 12 well known hymns
SONG OF THE MOUNTAIN HARP rec. 1999 solo harp renderings of Irish, Scottish and original tunes
HARP FLIGHT rec. 2003 solo harp renderings of Irish, Scottish and original tunes
BURNS, THE GENTLE LOVER rec. 1985-2008 voice, harp, guitar songs of Robert Burns
GOD BLESS AMERICA rec. 2002 voice, harp, guitar songs from America-USA
SILVER APPLES rec. 2005 voice, harp, guitar original and traditional songs from The British Isles
IRISH COMPANIONS rec. 2007 voice, harp, guitar songs from Ireland
VICTORIAN TEA rec. 2009 voice, harp, guitar songs from the Victorian era in America
BROOK DELL rec. 2011 original, traditional and contemporary harp solos
SMILIN' THRU rec. 1977-2006 voice, harp, guitar original, Irish and popular songs
SUNSHINE SONGS rec. 2010 voice, harp, guitar songs from American children's repetoire
HIGHLAND WEDDING rec.2002 voice, harp, guitar songs and tunes from The British Isles and classical repetoire
CELTIC FLAIR rec. 2010 voice, harp, guitar songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland and England
ROYAL BEAUTY BRIGHT rec. 1997 voice, harp, guitar traditional Christmas songs and readings
CHRISTMAS IN THE CASTLE rec. 1999 voice, harp, guitar traditional Christmas songs and tunes and an original play
BIRDIES IN A CHERISTMAS TREE rec. 2007 voice, harp, guitar songs and two spoken Christmas stories by Jane
MY MERRY LITTLE HARP rec.2009 harp solos of popular Christmas music
WHISPERS OF CHRISTMAS: meditation harp for Christmas 2010
CHANSONS DE NOEL: French Carols sung with harp in French 2014
HOLIDAY SPICE rec. 2011 voice, harp, guitar songs from The British Isles, America and original material
FOUR MEDITATIONAL HARP CDS rec.2004-2013 harp improvisational music
A STAR ISLAND SEA MEDITATION
INCLINE TOWARD THE GOOD ANGELS
Original books and sheet music
LIGHT AND EASY CLASSICS FOR LEVER HARP advanced beginner arrangment of favorite classical pieces 2014
SALUT D'AMOUR: by Elgar arr. Jane Wilcox Hively for Violin and Lever harp 2013
ETERNAL FATHER, STRONG TO SAVE-BE STILL MY SOUL: by Dykes & Silbelius arr. Jane Wilcox Hively Lever harp and voice 2013
THE SWAN by Saint-Saens arr. Jane Wilcox Hively: an advanced beginner duet for harp and melody instrument
SINGING WITH JANE: Voice Instruction with Vocal Exercise CD
HOW TO PLAY MEDITATIONAL HARP: original booklet on "how-to" harp improvisation