(2012) – Harp
Written for harpist Olivia Jageurs, this suite was partly conceived as a harmonic exploration of the harp, which moves between a virtuosic stand in some places, and a more vacant intimacy in others. The five movements are linked by a through running ‘rhythmic theme’, whilst the harmonic language moves through different levels of chromaticism before settling into a more typical ‘white-note’ mode for the final Air. The ‘journey’ of the suite as a whole is set up in principle by the brief Prelude.
Suite for Harp was first performed at the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 by Olivia Jageurs