Large Chamber Works with Harp

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    vince-pierce on #151697

    I’m looking for an interesting piece to play with a chamber ensemble for a friend’s conducting recital. I’m not thinking of a solo piece such as Introduction and Allegro (or anything that difficult), but something for a group of 5-20 players where the harp co contributes equally to the ensemble, and that requires a conductor and is interesting. Something 20th century would be ideal. The only pieces I found are the Sextuor Mystique by Villa-Lobos and a couple pieces by George Crumb. I would be really interested to know what else is out there. Any suggestions? Thanks!
    Vince

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    barbara-fackler on #151698

    Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Greensleeves

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    mr-s on #151699

    Hi Vince, there is a piece maybe not popular in USA and Europe, septet or a piece for 7 instruments named Anna Bolein by Michael Glinka , its a very beautiful piece, there is Piano,Harp,Horn,Basson,Cello,violin,viola. my teacher did record it in St petersburg Russia, and attended her playing in her concerts, and have the Same record by X.Erdeli……………………………………………………………………..

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    Julie Albertson on #151700

    Hi Vince,

    These ensembles may be too big, but you might consider…

    – Kurt Weill – Kleine Dreigroschenmusik/Little Threepenny Music

    – Paul Hindemith – Concert Music for Piano, Brass and Two Harps

    – Ralph Vaughan Williams – Serenade to Music (non-choral version)

    – Duke Ellington – Night Creature

    Julie in Atlanta

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    louise-vickerman on #151701

    If you can get a good soprano, the “Folk Songs” by Luciano Berio for voice & seven instruments (written 1964) come to mind. It is a setting of 11 folk songs which he wrote for his wife Cathy Berberian.

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    zoraida-avila on #151702

    There are many Quintettes by Villa-Lobos, Ropartz, Vincent D’Indy, Roussell, Malipiero, Jean Cras, Jean Françaix….
    Manuel de Falla’s Psyché (+voice), Ginastera’s Cantos de Tucuman (+voice)

    The Glinka’s work which Mr Sara said is wonderful!
    Hope it helps you.
    Zoraida

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    Camilla Pay on #151703

    The Bax Nonet is a lovely piece, with a nice harp part, I haven’t played it for ages, I think it’s string quartet, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet & bassoon.

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