I scrolled through the events section on HC and a performance tomorrow of Adagio from Lyrica Angelica by William Alwyn caught my eye. I was not familiar with this harp concerto so I listened on youtube to the performance by Rachel Masters with the City of London Philharmonic Orchestra. I wanted to bring this to the attention of those who, like me, are not familiar with this exquisite, expressive harp concerto.
Go to youtube. Type William Alwyn Lyra Angelica. You will see the CD cover of the recording. Recording is by City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox conducting. I don’t know how to get youtube links on HC. Maybe someone else can do so. Thx.
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William Alwyn (b. Northampton, UK, 7 November 1905: d. Southwold, Suffolk, UK, 11 September 1985)
Lyrica Angelica, Concerto for harp and strings (1953/1954)
The score and harp part are for sale
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Item# Item Name
EMS122240 ALWYN, William – Lyra Angelica. – octavo score – AL01189 ca. $15.00
EMS307387 ALWYN, William – Lyra Angelica. – harp (32 pp.) – AL00467 ca. $17.00
Pub: Alfred Lengnick & Co., now owned by Universal Music Publishing Group
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“Alwyn’s concerto for harp and string orchestra, Lyra Angelica, was popularized when the American figure skater Michelle Kwan performed to it at the 1998 Winter Olympics.”
Other works with harp by Alwyn:
Eight Irish Folk Tunes – Suite for Flute, Violin, Viola and Harp <1934>
2 Folk Tunes for cello or viola and piano (or harp) <1936>
French Suite (Fanfare, Rondeau, Gavotte, Two Interwoven Tunes:
Les Matelots de L’isle de Cythere, Les Septs Sauts, Menuet I & II, Air de Chasse)
for Flute, Violin, Viola and Harp <1937>
Concerto for Oboe, Harp and string orchestra <1943/1944> oboe and piano ca. $15.25
[recording on Chandos]
Suite for Oboe and Harp (1. Minuet. 2.Valse Miniature. 3.Jig) <1943/1944>
The Cherry Tree Carol (Traditional) for voice and harp <1945>
Crepuscule for Harp Solo <1955> ca. $8.00
Naiades – fantasy sonata for flute & harp <1971> ca. $16.00
[recording on “Taking Flight” by Lyrebird Ensemble]
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