Hello , i have this score of this piece its a hand writing old papers got it from a russian friend harpist when i studied there, written Theodore Dubois may its the reductor or the publisher ,dont know, the music seems interesting its for Harp and piano i have but interested to know if you can tell if there is a new publication of it and where to find? . Thank you.
Theodore Dubois(1837-1924) was a French composer at the time of Hasselmans and Faure. He was also President of the Paris Conservatory for much of the time that Hasselmans taught there. He was definitely a follower of Faure and not Debussy, so he was very much an old school academic composer. It’s no surprise that he wrote something in tribute to Hasselmans.
I was not aware of this composition and would be interested to hear it. I’m not aware of any publication of it. So you may have something very rare indeed. I’d be very interested in hearing it.
Oh Dear Carl thank you for telling me that i have a precious score.i should take care of the old papers i will try to scan it and copy it to use the copy ,hope the papers will not get damage through the process. I tried the music a little its beautiful remind me of Saintsans music .
Theodore Dubois (1837-1924):Fantaisie for Harp: Dedicated to Alphonse Hasselmans.
As we can see on the full score title page, the harp and piano edition reduction by the composer was published at one time, so this is not a rare publicaton.
It was reprinted in 1998 ed. no. 730. Originally published: Paris : Heugel, c1903. Pl. no. H. &Cie. 21,478.
Description: 1 score (33 p.) [piano] + 1 part (16 p.) [harp]; 31 cm.
Kalmus does sell the harp solo part only: A5696 $10.00
[And the orchestra score and parts as listed in the previous post]
The last I heard, Roslyn Rensch was compiling a “Harp Family Tree” of historical harpists and their prominent students, hopefully from as far back as possible, up to the present day. I gave her a list that Erich Schubert (now deceased) wrote out tor me, that went back as far as Max Saal, his teacher in Germany. I think Patricia John (Houston) also contributed names. Hopefully others will come forward providing their own lineage, and we would all be able to read such a chart in American Harp Journal some day. There already exists a list in the field of violin, in print,
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