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An Afternoon of Harp Music was recorded in 1997.  It's been one of the best selling harp CDs at Amazon.com since 1999.  With a wide selection of virtuosic harp music, the CD has something for everyone!

From the CD liner notes:

"The music on this CD ranges in periods from a Bach lute suite to the most modern piece, Rota's Sarabanda e Toccata. Rota is best known for his movie soundtracks, so you may find the sound isn't what you might expect from a "modern" piece. 

Grandjany and Salzedo were probably the two most influential harpists of this century. They were both composers as well, with somewhat contrasting styles. Grandjany's Children's Hour Suite is very free, and definitely French. The Salzedo Variations were written, as the title says, in the ancient style; Salzedo composed a theme and then treated it to various forms of variations (double, bourrée, etc.) 

The short prelude by Prokofieff, used as an encore..." 

Read the rest of the notes here.


 

 

An Afternoon of Harp Music
Josh Layne, pedal harp

CD $21.45

Track Listing:

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Suite No. 1 originally for lute 12:03 

Spohr (1784-1859)
Fantasy in c minor 7:56 

Godefroid (1818-1897) 
La Danse des Sylphes 7:19 

Fauré (1845-1924)
Une Châtelaine en sa Tour... 4:45 

Grandjany (1891-1975) 
Children's Hour Suite for Harp  10:54 

Prokofieff (1891-1953)
Prelude in C Op. 12, No. 7  2:21 

Rota (1911-1979)
Sarabanda 5:13 
Toccata 2:32 

Salzedo (1875-1961)
Variations on a Theme in the Ancient Style  8:44 

Total playing time 62:31

Released September 1997


 
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