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VOLUME XIX - Philip Jacob Meyer
Variations on a theme of Spohr
from the Opera Faust
for Solo Harp

Edited by David Watkins

Volume XIX  - RRP £6.50 + p&p

A fine harpist, composer and harp maker whose first studies were with Christian Hochbrucker and then came to Paris where his virtuoso playing was acclaimed at the Famous ‘Concert Spirituel’. In 1763, he published one of his first Methods for the harp entitled ‘An Essay on the Correct Manner of Playing the Harp’; the English version was published in 1774. His son, Fréderic-Charles (also a harpist) credits his father with introducing the pedal harp to London in 1772 at a concert in the Hanover Square Rooms. The arrangement of this beautiful aria was published by Birchall and Co, 140 New Bond Street, London, and is a testament of his exceptional creativity and musicianship. Mozart was Louis Spohr’s musical god and this Aria is certainly a reflection of Mozart’s genius. These variations, of medium difficulty, will be an important addition to the solo harpist’s repertoire.

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Sample of the music


Instrumentation Solo harp
Publisher David Watkins / Creighton's Collection
Catalogue No. DW019
ISMN 979-0-57046-085-4
Edition Date December 2012
Score Format A4 stapled score
Duration 3' 45 " minutes
Grade Medium
Price  £6.50
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