I love performing Caroline Lizotte’s Suite Galactique because of the stories it tells: ascending out of miry mud to find weightlessness in outer space, singing and sharing memories with others, and celebrating at a fairground.
I enjoy Benjamin Britten’s Suite for Harp because it explores so many different sides of the harp: majestic, quirky, brilliant, mysterious, and more.
This is the world premiere of Harp and Guitar Sonata by Nathan Cornelius, available as a digital download from Lyon & Healy. This project was made possible by a grant from the American Harp Society.
One of my favorite pieces for harp is the King David Sonata by Srul Irving Glick, because it expresses the harp’s potential to calm and to heal.
The main melody of Marcel Grandjany’s Rhapsodie pour harpe was based on a Gregorian chant for Easter, and evokes the echoing quality of monks singing in a chapel.
Pièce symphonique en trois épisodes, by French harpist Henriette Renié, grapples with the grief that Renié felt after losing a close cousin.
Un Sospiro is Italian for “a sigh.” The piece was written for piano by Franz Liszt and transcribed for harp by Henriette Renié.
The gentle second movement from Marcel Tournier’s Sonatine pour harpe, Op. 30, is deeply moving.