David Watkins

Photograph of David WatkinsDavid Watkins was Principal Harp at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in the golden days of Callas, Sutherland, Schwarzkopf, Fonteyn and Nureyev. He then became a founder member of the new Welsh National Opera Company under James Lockhart and, after a short time with the RPO, joined the LPO under Boult, Solti, Haitink and Tennstedt. His solo concerts have taken him all over the world, performing many of the compositions that have been written especially for him. David has also performed as soloist with the LPO, BBC Philharmonic and Danish Radio Symphony Orchestras and appeared as soloist with the London Sinfonietta at the Proms with Sir Simon Rattle conducting. Among his own compositions is the Concertino Pastorale, which he played with the LPO at the Royal Festival Hall under Walter Susskind.

“Watkins touches the strings of the soul.” Italy 2006

Contact Details David Watkins
Vanbrugh House
7 High Street
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Sheet Music for Harp

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A Garland for the Harp P/L Medium
The Bells of Morville P Medium / Difficult
First Easy-Medium Grade Volume P Intermediate
First Medium-Difficult Grade Volume P Inter/Adv
Folk Songs for Voice and Harp or Piano P/L Mixed
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring P Grade 4-5
Passacaglia - In Memoriam Tsunami P Grade 7
Petite Suite for Harp P Inter/Adv
Six Pieces for Harp P/L Grade 1
Three Pieces for Harp - Manuel de Falla P Grade 7
Tirlun Cymreig - A Welsh Landscape P Medium
Anthology of English Music for the Harp Volume 1 1550 - 1650 P Mixed
Anthology of English Music for the Harp Volume 2 1650 - 1750 P Mixed
Anthology of English Music for the Harp Volume 3 1750 - 1800 P Mixed
Anthology of English Music for the Harp Volume 4 1800 - 1850 P Advanced
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Volume I - Adagio & Rondo K617 (Harp + quartet/string quartet/keyboard)
  Harp part with cues P Med-Diff
  Set of parts for quartet (Flute/1 Violin, Oboe/2 Violin, Viola, Cello)   Med-Diff
  Keyboard accompaniment   Med-Diff
Volume IB - Adagio for Solo Harp K617A P Easy-Med
Volume II - Dialogue (harp & harpsichord) P Medium
Volume III - Three Shakespeare Sonnets (voice & harp) P Med-Diff
Volume IV - Silent Night, Holy Night (Soprano, Harp, Optional Inst. Descant) P / L Easy
Volume V - Lament of Mary Queen of Scots (voice & harp) P / L Easy
Volume VI - Queen Mary's Escape (voice & harp) P / L Medium
Volume VII - Eliza is the Fairest Queen (voice & harp) P / L Medium
Volume VIII - Music for a Play P Easy
Volume IX - Impromptu (1972) P Easy-Med
Volume X - Duo    
  Set of parts (Harp 1 + Harp 2) P Easy-Med
  Two performing scores P Easy-Med
Volume XI - Priest Composers
ARIA in D minor Padre Rafael Angles (1730-1816)
SONATA in F Padre Narciso Casanovas (1747-1799)

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Volume XII - ‘PASTORALE’ and ‘SONATA’ Domenico Scarlatti P Easy-Med / Med-Diff
Volume XIII - Three Folk Songs for Violin & Harp P / L Med-Diff
Volume XIV - Sonata V - Carl Friedrich Abel (violin & harp) P Easy-Med / Med-Diff
Volume XIVA - Sonata V - Carl Friedrich Abel (harp & string quartet) P Easy-Med / Med-Diff
Volume XV - Sonata in G minor - Philip Jacob Meyer P Medium
Volume XVI - Sonata in C No IV - JS Bach (flute or Violin & harp) P Medium-Difficult
Volume XVII - Largo from the Concerto for Two Violins - JS Bach (2 Hp & 2 Violins) P Medium-Difficult
Volume XVIII - Aria Con Variazioni - GF Handel P Medium
Volume XIX - Variations on a Theme of Spohr - Philip Jacob Meyer P Medium-Difficult
Volume XX- Sonata in C K545 - WA Mozart P Medium
Volume XXI - Sonata in C - Vivaldi (violin/flute & harp with optional cello) P Medium

CD's by David Watkins

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The Bells of Morville The Glory of the Harp The Triumph of Time Part I The Triumph of Time Part II
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The Eternal Dreamer Sacred & Profane Concerti & Chamber Music Music for Flute & Harp