Notes from the composer
Blues as a musical genre encompasses a vast wealth of variety. Certainly one of the most expressive styles of music, it has inspired and inspires many artists to this day. Pedal slides, a feature of the harp, are a perfect way to produce the signature “blue notes“ of Blues music, and they make the harp surprisingly well suited for the genre. This piece also features, among other things, the unique special effect created by strings plucked with the fingernails.