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THOMAS, J.: Harp Music

Welsh harpist John Thomas was one of the most acclaimed harpist-composers of his time. His career culminated as official harpist to Queen Victoria. John Thomas' Welsch background, combined with classical training in London led him to composer a multitude of works in classical style, all imbued with Welsh folk melodies. This CD features the most captivating duos, as well as delightful solos, each displaying use of lyrical melodic material.

Thomas, John

  Dyddiau Mebyd (Scenes of Childhood)
1.   I. Serch Hudol (Love's Fascination) 00:03:21
2.   II. Toriad y Dydd (The Dawn of Day) 00:03:04
3.   III. Gwyr Harlech (Men of Harlech) 00:03:18
  The Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land
4.   The Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land 00:04:34
  4 Romances: No. 3. The Parting
5.   4 Romances: No. 3. The Parting 00:03:09
  Staccato Movement
6.   Staccato Movement 00:02:51
  Grand Duet
7.   I. Allegro con brio 00:07:24
8.   II. Adagio 00:06:21
9.   III. Allegro con spirito 00:07:51
  Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)
10.   Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock) 00:04:32
11.   Autumn 00:06:45
  Codiad yr Haul (The Rising of the Sun)
12.   Codiad yr Haul (The Rising of the Sun) 00:02:32
13.   I. Y Gadlys (The Camp) 00:03:36
14.   II. Y Ferch o'r Scer (The Lady of Sker) 00:02:36
15.   III. Tros y Garreg (Crossing the Stone) 00:04:07

Total Playing Time: 01:06:01

Thomas, John

Lipman Harp Duo

Lipman, Sayo; Lipman, Sebastien

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570372

Barcode: 0747313037278

Physical Release: 12/2007

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