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DW0011: Priest Composers

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The David Watkins Collection VOLUME XI
'Priest Composers'
for Solo Harp
(with pedals)
Transcribed by David Watkins

ARIA in D Minor - Padre Rafael Angles (1730-1816)
SONATA in F - Padre Narciso Casanovas (1747-1799)

There have been many Priest Composers in the history of music, notably Antonio Vivaldi (1676-1741), but many of the lesser known composers, (often Spanish) wrote delightful music, and, were obviously needed to write religious music for the church. Both Angles and Casanovas were Spanish and show imagination and skill in these keyboard pieces which transcribe so well for the harp and pair well for concert performance. The long melodic line and harmonic sequence in Angel's Aria is both moving and masterful and Casanovas's Sonata, delicious and scintillating. Professor David Watkins

Both these Medium Grade works have been recorded by David Watkins on his CD "The Glory of the Harp"

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Library Information

Series The David Watkins Collection
Volume XI
Title Priest Composers
Contents ARIA in D Minor - Padre Rafael Angles
SONATA in F - Padre Narciso Casanovas
Transcribed by: David Watkins
Instrumentation: Harp (with pedals)
Performance time: Approx. 2' 40"; 2' 50"
Level Medium
Printed Parts: A4 stapled score
Pages of music: 5
Weight: 55g
Our Ref: DW011
Publisher: David Watkins / Creighton's Collection
Edition/Year: Published September 2010
Origin: Wales, UK