Bob Litterell (1946-2013)
Bob D. Litterell graduated from the Wichita State University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree. He majored in violin/harp performance and music composition. During that time, he studied harp with Mary Bickford and also studied privately with Susann McDonald. Besides being a member of the WSU Orchestra, he was solo harpist with the Kern Philharmonic Orchestra (Bakersfield, CA), and performed as soloist and recitalist with different orchestras all over the United States. Equally at ease in the popular field of music, Mr. Litterell made most of his own pop arrangements and performed them on the West Coast and in Colorado. In 1983, Mr. Litterell founded the Orpheus Harp Quintet, which concertized frequently in the Denver area and beyond, including many performances at Denver's award-winning restaurant Cafe Giovanni. In addition to providing many arrangements and transcriptions for the quintet, Litterell received numerous commissions for transcriptions from other organizations and chamber groups.