Harp Music By The Bedsides Of The Dying

Nov 2, 2015

The care of dying people is often about physical comforts and medical efforts.

Credit Wikimedia

But music can be part of the closing of life's book as well. 

Music thanatologists play instruments, often harps, to soothe people approaching death. 

Jane Franz wrote a book about it, Behind The Harp; she joins us on the phone. 

And Elizabeth Markell and James Excell, married music thanatologists from the Rogue Valley, lug their harps into the studio to demonstrate what they do.