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Adlais 047: Le Soir

Cover Image Le Soir Premier Impromptu
John Thomas Pencerdd Gwalia (1826-1913)
Publisher Adlais Music Publishers
Catalogue No. Adlais 047
ISMN M-57032-001-1
Edition 2005, A4 Stapled
Duration c. 5' 23 " minutes
Suitable For   Advanced Pedal Harp
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About this work

Inspired by lines from Byron's Childe Harolde, John Thomas's Premier Impromptu, Le Soir is dedicated to the poet's daughter, Augusta Ada, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852). Best known as a brilliant mathematician, she was also a gifted harpist, and after hearing the twelve-year-old John Thomas play, she became his patron, subsidising his studies at the Royal Academy of Music (1840-1846). As a token of his esteem and his gratitude, John Thomas dedicated many of his published harp solo compositions to her, Le Soir being one of the earliest of these.

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