Recordings & Writing

"Harp Carols" released November 2013

Track Listing:

  1. Lo How a Rose – German, 15th Cent. (2:28)
  2. Venite Adoremus – Irish, 19th Cent. (2:18)
  3. Carol of the Bells – Ukrainian, 19th Cent. (2:52)
  4. O Come O Come Emmanuel – French, 15th Cent. (2:06)
  5. Coventry Carol – English, 16th Cent. (3:45)
  6. O Tannenbaum – German, 16th Cent. (2:04)
  7. Pavane, by G. Faure (4:46)
  8. The Holly & The Ivy – English, 19th Cent. (2:13)
  9. Greensleeves – English, 16th Cent. (2:58)
  10. Journey of the Magi, by M. Schley (BMI) © 2013 (5:40)
    (feat. Rosalynn DeRoos)
Recorded and Produced by: S.R. Bach and Monica Schley, Seattle, WA (2013)
Mastered by: Adam King at Acknowledge Music
Album Design by: Luara Moore

© Monica Schley. All Rights Reserved.

Selected Recordings:


Now I'm Fine/ Ahamefule Oluo (self), 2014

terra galactica/ Kelly Castle-Scott (self), 2013

Composed/ Jherek Bischoff (Leaf, Brassland), 2012

Elegy/ Hey Marsailles (self), 2011

Covelant Lodge/ Bill Horist (North Pole Records), 2010

Artzone artist feature video recording/ Seattle Channel (for television), (2010)

Searchlights/ Pretty Abandoned (Series Two Records), 2009

Royals/ Jherek Bischoff (self), (2008)

Xaphan: Book Of Angels Volume 9/ Secret Chiefs 3 Plays John Zorn (Tzadik), 2008

Entanglements/ Parenthetical Girls (Tomlab), 2008

Villianaire/ Dead Science (Constellation), 2008

unreleased album/ Lori Goldston, 2007

Ladybug One/ Harmonica Pocket  (Goldfish in your Cocktail Music), 2008

Poetry & Essays, Selected Bibliography:


“I Quit My Day Job A Year Ago.” Pyragraph. (May 11, 2016) 

“Meet Lincoln.” First Class Lit. (February 15, 2016) 

“3 Ways To Practice Your Instrument While Parenting.” Pyragraph. (December 15, 2015)

“Making Art and Mothering.” Pyragraph. (September 18, 2015).

“My Day Job Was Great But Now It's Time To Move On.” Pyragraph. (July 20, 2015).

“Top 10 Tips For Wedding Harpists.” Pyragraph. (July 15, 2015).

“Why and How I Forgive Myself For Not Doing Everything.” Pyragraph. (July 6, 2015).

“Lament.” Seattle Metro Poetry on the Buses. (January 2, 2015)

“Geoduck,” “Lake View Walking Tour,” and “Lullaby for Endless Summers.” IMAGINE: 2014 Poets' Anthology, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. (November 2014) 

“Geoduck,” “Lake View Walking Tour,” and “Lullaby for Endless Summers.” House of the Tomato. (November 2014)

“On the Apiary.” Winged: Writing on Bees. (July 15, 2014)

“Brown County, 1909.” and “A Blessing (Sunflower).” Welch, Michael Dylan, Ed. Here, There and Everywhere: Redmond Association of Spokenword Poetry Anthology. (2013)

“Figeater.” The Far Field. (May 22, 2012)

Black Eden: Nocturnes. Pudding House Press. (2010)

Video recored performance duet with Vanessa DeWolf. Here/Now: Open Flight Studio, Installment 3 (December 5, 2009)

“On the Making Of Diamonds.” The Writer's Notebook Featuring Monica Schley. Crab Creek Review Blogspot. (April 19, 2009)

“On the Apiary.” KNOCK Issue X, #12. (2009)

“Nocturne #17.” Crab Creek Review. (Spring/Summer 2008)

“Nocturne #3.” Vox Populi: Anthology of 2007 Seattle Poetry Festival (2007)

“Having Sex on the Living Room Floor after Watching Herzog's Fitzcarraldo.” Cranky. Volume 1, Issue 3. (Sept. 2004)

“Scene from the Aurora Highway.” Cream City Review, Volume 28, #1 (Spring 2004) 

“The Musicians.” Raven Chronicles, Vol. #12 (2004)