John Thomas: Welsh Music for Voice and Harps / Rachel Ann Morgan, mezzo soprano & harp; Edward Witsenburg, harp

Audio Samples

>Thomas, John : Hela'r Sgyfarnog (Hunting the Hare), for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Gogerddan, song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Gigue for harp duo (after Handel)
>Thomas, John : La Primola (The Primrose), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Cambria, medley of Welsh melodies for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Ymadawiad y Brenin (The King's Departure), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Serch Hudol (Love's Fascination), for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Hob y deri dando, song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Souvenir du Nord, medley of Russian melodies for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Dadl Dau (The Quarrelsome Couple), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Standchen (Serenade), for harp duo (after Schubert)
>Thomas, John : Bedd Gelert (Gelert's Grave), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Thou Art the Star, song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : L'Adieu, for harp duo

Album Summary

>Thomas, John : Hela'r Sgyfarnog (Hunting the Hare), for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Gogerddan, song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Gigue for harp duo (after Handel)
>Thomas, John : La Primola (The Primrose), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Cambria, medley of Welsh melodies for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Ymadawiad y Brenin (The King's Departure), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Serch Hudol (Love's Fascination), for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Hob y deri dando, song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Souvenir du Nord, medley of Russian melodies for harp duo
>Thomas, John : Dadl Dau (The Quarrelsome Couple), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Standchen (Serenade), for harp duo (after Schubert)
>Thomas, John : Bedd Gelert (Gelert's Grave), song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : Thou Art the Star, song for voice & harp
>Thomas, John : L'Adieu, for harp duo
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This album focuses on an area that held John Thomas' attention throughout his career: a love for the traditional song from his native Wales. He wrote many arrangements for harp, with or without song; some of the nicest are collected on this album. Mezzo-soprano and harpist Rachel Ann Morgan has become internationally known for her concerts, in which she accompanies herself on the concert harp and the Celtic harp. She has performed in Japan, America, Canada, and Russia, as well as in many European countries. Edward Witsenburg is the doyen of Dutch harpists, with a career that extends over more than half a century. He continues the tradition set forth by celebrated Dutch harpist Rosa Spier, who was famous for her expressive style of playing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Reformed Church, Markenbinnen, The Netherlands (10/2011).



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Works Details

>Thomas, John : Hela'r Sgyfarnog (Hunting the Hare), for harp duo
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Thomas, John : Gogerddan, song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : Gigue for harp duo (after Handel)
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Thomas, John : La Primola (The Primrose), song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : Cambria, medley of Welsh melodies for harp duo
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Thomas, John : Ymadawiad y Brenin (The King's Departure), song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : Serch Hudol (Love's Fascination), for harp duo
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Thomas, John : Hob y deri dando, song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : Souvenir du Nord, medley of Russian melodies for harp duo
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Thomas, John : Dadl Dau (The Quarrelsome Couple), song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano); Rachel Morgan (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : Ständchen (Serenade), for harp duo (after Schubert)
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Thomas, John : Bedd Gelert (Gelert's Grave), song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano); Rachel Morgan (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : Thou Art the Star, song for voice & harp
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Mezzo Soprano); Rachel Morgan (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Thomas, John : L'Adieu, for harp duo
  • Performers: Rachel Morgan (Harp); Edward Witsenburg (Harp)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic