Score cover: A garland for the harpPetite Suite for Harp
Prelude - Nocturne - Fire Dance

This work was awarded first prize in the 1961 International Competition for Harp Composition in the United States of America. Awarded by the Northern Californian Harpists Association.

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Sample of the music

 

Performance Notes

Petite Suite
to Hansjörg Rösli

This work was awarded first prize in the 1961 International Competition for Harp Composition in the United States of America. Awarded by the Northern Californian Harpists Association.

PRELUDE
Early morning on the Seine. The sun shines and the surface of the water is only disturbed by swallows, dragonflies and a small boat. Cows graze in the meadows which lead down to the water. One hears only the joyous cries of swallows and the song of birds from the wood on the southern bank.

NOCTURNE
The countryside at Andé lies under the low and heavy clouds of a summer night - only the noise of the crickets disturbs the restless stillness. Suddenly, stars shining through a break in the clouds discover the Seine - moving silently and serenely through the night.

FIRE DANCE
A piece which evokes the exciting ritual dances of South America. The style of this dance was inspired by the sound of the little Paraguayan harp where the effects are usually simple but rhythmic impulse very strong.

Total playing time 8:30 minutes approx.
These pieces may be performed separately.

The Adlais Edition

Petite Suite was assigned to Adlais Music Publishers in 2015 by David Watkins following the collapse and subsequent liquidation of the original publishers United Music Publishers Ltd.

The new Adlais engraving corrects a number of typesetting errors in the previous edition.

The front cover of this edition is from the original yellow and blue design by David Watkins.

Cover image

Petite Suite for Harp

Prelude - Nocture - Fire Dance

David Watkins

 

Instrumentation Solo harp
Publisher Adlais Music Publishers
Catalogue No. Adlais 216
ISMN 979-0-57032-234-3
Edition Date This Edition September 2019
Score Format A4 Stapled
Duration c. 8:30 minutes
Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Pedal Harp
Exam Settings:-
ABRSM Grade 7 Harp (P) - Nocturne
ABRSM Grade 7 Harp (P) - Fire Dance
ABRSM Grade 8 Harp (P) - Prelude
LCM Grade 7 Harp (P) - Nocturne or Fire Dance
Trinity Grade 7 Harp (P) - Prelude or Nocturne or Fire Dance
Price  £11.00

 

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