Notes from the arranger
It is my greatest pleasure to present this new edition of the only Boieldieu Harp Sonata remaining at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. The title indicates Sonata secundo (secundo written as II°) which means that there should have been a number I, probably lost over the years.
In this publication I have respected all of the original indications, adding only the pedal changes. As one can see, only some chords have arpeggio indications: I have chosen to give harpists the choice whether to arpeggiate or not. My own feeling is that more chords, even when not indicated, could or should be arpeggiated.
I hope you enjoy playing this wonderful piece of music.