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John Thomas: Harp Music / Lipman Harp Duo

Album Summary

>Thomas, Elder John : Dyddiau Mebyd (Scenes of Childhood), for 2 harps
>Thomas, Elder John : The Minstrel's Adieu to his Native Land, for harp
>Thomas, Elder John : The Parting (no 3 of 4 Romances), for harp
>Thomas, Elder John : Staccato Movement, for harp
>Thomas, Elder John : Grand duet for 2 harps in E flat major
>Thomas, Elder John : Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock), fantasia for harp
>Thomas, Elder John : Autumn, for harp
>Thomas, Elder John : Codiad yr Haul (The Rising of the Sun), for harp
>Thomas, Elder John : Cambria, for 2 harps
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Notes & Reviews:

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.



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>Thomas, Elder John : Dyddiau Mebyd (Scenes of Childhood), for 2 harps
  • Ensemble: Lipman Harp Duo
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : The Minstrel's Adieu to his Native Land, for harp
  • Performer: Sebastien Lipman (Harp)
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : The Parting (no 3 of 4 Romances), for harp
  • Performer: Sayo Lipman (Harp)
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : Staccato Movement, for harp
  • Performer: Sayo Lipman (Harp)
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : Grand duet for 2 harps in E flat major
  • Ensemble: Lipman Harp Duo
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock), fantasia for harp
  • Performer: Sebastien Lipman (Harp)
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : Autumn, for harp
  • Performer: Sayo Lipman (Harp)
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : Codiad yr Haul (The Rising of the Sun), for harp
  • Performer: Sebastien Lipman (Harp)
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Thomas, Elder John : Cambria, for 2 harps
  • Ensemble: Lipman Harp Duo
  • Notes: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (04/08/2007-04/09/2007)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic