I. Sea breezes: Inspired by the scent and movement of fresh air blowing in from the ocean, the opening melody of “Sea breezes” constantly evolves via successive variations, heard in the context of counterpoint, modulations and changes of character.
II. Footprints in the sand: Homage to Debussy: A meditation on the opening motif of Debussy’s prelude Des pas sur la neige, replete with ostinati and cross-rhythmic patterns.
III. Ocean floor: The final movement is a brief depiction of a deep aquatic environment, musically imagining the scurrying of sea creatures across a dimly-lit sea bed.
Three Pieces for Harp was commissioned by Australian harpist, Jacinta Dennett, and performed as part of her Threaded Stars tour. Jacinta Dennett collaborated with Australian cinematographer Jarrod Boord to create an inspiring film of the work (audio recording by Haigelbagel Productions). Also recorded for Move Records as part of Jacinta Dennett's solo harp album Fable.
"Grant’s three pieces for harp are a particularly delightful find; ‘Sea Breezes’, ‘Footprints in the Sand’ and ‘Ocean Floor’ are evocative of their names and the sweetness in their soft moments makes you focus your ears to hear every last drop of Dennett’s harp." Kate Rockstrom, review for Readings.
Three pieces for harp
PDF file includes full score for solo pedal harp. Intermediate level. Duration 7 to 8 minutes. Total 10 pages. NB. All PDF or ZIP downloads are sent to the email address linked to the PayPal account used for purchase.