By The Pond

Landrum and Humphries

This ground-breaking project of original music with Dan Landrum and Stephen Humphries is sure to turn some heads.  The basis for this project was simple: Pluck, strike, mute, bend and even process with electronic effects, but do it all on just two hammered dulcimers with no overdubs or added instruments.  Get ready to hear a hammered dulcimer CD like you’ve never heard before!  Songs include: Happy Dog Bossa, Song of the Wood, Stickman Jig, St. Basil’s Fortress, Reinvention and others.

This Christmas album is filled with solo hammered dulcimer arrangements of Christmas favorites. With traditional arrangements as well as brand new spins on classic tunes, this Christmas CD of Stephen’s features some of his best work. Includes: Carol of the Bells, Ave Maria, O Holy Night, What Child is This, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, We Three Kings, Silent Night, and other Christmas favorites.

Let Earth Receive

Her King

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This enchanting album by Stephen is a collection of lullaby songs that will be a delight to children of all ages. The music takes the listener on a magical journey through a land far, far away.  Featuring mainly original compositions, this latest release of Stephen’s displays his best work yet. This solo hammered dulcimer album also includes works such as: Prelude to Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach), Brahms’ Lullaby, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Jesus Loves Me.

Tales from the Kingdom:    A Bedtime Story for Children of All Ages


This is Stephen’s first solo hammered dulcimer album. It contains a mix of hymns, traditional, classical, and original pieces. Selections vary from rhythmically complex yet melodic tunes, to flowing lyrical arrangements that are sure to please. Includes: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, This is my Father’s World, Planxty Irwin, 78 Eatonwood Green, By the Pond, Jesus What a Friend for Sinners, and many others.

Two Hands, One Mind, w/CDs

This method book is Stephen’s first book for dulcimer. Two Hands, One Mind offers 70 pages of great exercises and familiar tunes to practice hand interdependence, as well as helpful tips for improving practice time. The difficulty level ranges from beginner to advanced. Includes two audio CDs with recordings of all exercises and songs in the book.


A Rudimental Approach to the Hammered Dulcimer

Vol. 1, w/CD

This book is the first in a series that focuses on applying the Percussive Arts Society 40 Rudiments specifically to the hammered dulcimer. Volume 1 contains numerous exercises and performance etudes that demonstrate how 8 of these rudiments can be used to make music in new ways. When practiced correctly and regularly these exercises will result in greater hammer control, new ideas for adding embellishments, improved dexterity, and greater efficiency in your playing. Players from beginner to advanced will benefit from the exercises and songs in this book. Includes the option for an audio CD with recordings of all exercises and songs in the book.

Two Hands, One Mind

Book w/CDs