|Two Moods for Harp|
|composer:||Nancy Galbraith (2006)|
|length:||2 movements, 11:30 minutes|
|movements:||1. Meditation 2. Caprice|
|publisher:||Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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|world premiere:||10 December 2006
Gretchen Van Hoesen
Kresge Recital Hall • Carnegie Mellon University • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|program notes:||"Two Moods for Harp" was commissioned by Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harpist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.|
|composer's note:||Movement 1, "Meditation," is rhapsodic in nature, contrasting areas of meditative hymn-like serenity with outbursts of fast runs and passages. The movement evolves into a more steady rhythmic middle section, building to a forte tremolo climax. The meditation ends serenely as it begins.|
|Movement 2, "Caprice," is spirited and lively, making use of syncopated rhythms and dancing rhythmic motives. A left-handed ostinato figure appears in the development and serves as a basis for syncopated chordal accents in the right hand.|
|"Two Moods for Harp" was commissioned by and is dedicated with great admiration to Gretchen Van Hoesen. —N.G.|
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