Music from Anne McCaffrey's World of Pern
The music of Pern - the setting of many of McCaffrey's best-selling books - as created by Tania Opland and Mike Freeman in collaboration with Anne McCaffrey.

The Masterharper of Pern
MHoP cover
cover art by Gerald Brom
Anne McCaffrey contacted us when she began writing Masterharper Robinton's life story. She wanted to include some of his music in the book, and asked if we would write it. Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, the book was published without the music.
But meanwhile, the concept had grown from a handful of tunes to a full 50 minute CD of songs and instrumentals, using Anne's lyrics from the original Pern books, plus some expanded lyrics she wrote for this project.


Sunset's Gold
Sunset's Gold cover
cover art by Elizabeth Littman
Our first collaboration with the author involved the work of Robinton, the foremost musician on Pern, a world where music is the key to everyone’s survival. No sooner had we finished that project, “The Masterharper of Pern,” than she asked us to consider a second CD based on the adventures and musical talents of another character: Menolly, a young would-be Harper from a remote seahold... here it is!


The Masterharper of Pern Songbook
Sheet music for 17 tracks from the CD:
Robinton's Whistle Tune; The Duty Song; The Masterharper's Ball; Red Star Passes; The Golden Egg of Faranth (I, II & III); The Plains of Telgar; The Question Song; Fighting Thread; Star Stone; Lessa's Ride; Nonsuch; Fire Lizard; Dragonlady (Annie McCaffrey's Jig); March of the Wings; Merelan.
Masterherper of Pern Songbook
cover art by Gerald Brom


AVAILABLE SOON: Sunset's Gold Songbook
Sheet music for the Sunset's Gold CD, based on the Harperhall novels and the music of Menolly. Anne expanded some of her lyric snatches (as did we), and she found, among her old files, a complete Pern ballad she wrote in 1969 that had never been published.

Song for Petiron; Sweet Sea; The Little Queen (Firelizard Song); Gatheritza; Gather Day; The Harper's Glass; Brekke's Cry; Hatching Day; Ghulees; Run! (Running Song); Sunset's Gold (Harper's Lament); Equinox; Four Hundred Turns.
Sunset's Gold Songbook
cover art by Elizabeth Littman
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