UNITED KINGDOM HARP ASSOCIATION
Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
Kathryn Thomas flute
Lucy Wakeford harp
The musicians of Sound Collective look to the Irish Easter Rising in this programme of music for flute, viola and harp. Debussy's magical Trio Sonata from 1916 will be heard alongside Arnold Bax's Elegiac Trio from the same year. Irish tributes come from Hamilton Harty, Hilary Tan's celtic-influenced Song of Amergin and traditional Irish tunes such as Danny Boy and Down by the Salley Gardens. Irish composer Alan Mills has written a poetic new work for the occasion: Autumnal Variation, based on an old Irish harp melody collected by his ancestor Edward Bunting in 1792.
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