The Harp Literature Committee promotes new music for the harp and encourages the commissioning of new works.
We are very pleased to announce that Lowell Liebermann has been commissioned to write a solo work for harp and Michael Torke has been commission to write a work for solo harp with woodwinds, brass, and percussion to be premiered at the 2012 National Conference in New York City, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Harp Society.
Sonja Inglefield and Ann Yeung, co-chairs
Karen Lindquist Speyer
Lowell Liebermann (born 1961; New York) is an American composer. He studied at the Juilliard School of Music with David Diamond. His most recorded works are the Sonata for Flute and Piano (1987), the Gargoyles for piano (1989), and the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (1992). His work combines elements of traditional tonality and structure with more adventurous harmonies. He is one of the more accessible contemporary composers. His Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra have been recorded by James Galway, and he has written the Sonata for Flute and Harp for the Sparx Duo. (lowellliebermann.com)
Michael Torke (born 1961) is an American composer. He began his professional career in New York City at 23 and was soon signed by Boosey and Hawkes. His music incorporates classical traditions with elements of the contemporary pop world. Highlights from his work include: Color Music (1985-86) recorded for the official 1996 Summer Olympics Album, and Strawberry Fields, performed by Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic for an Emmy-nominated "Great Performances" broadcast. His work for harp includes CACTUS, a concerto for violin, harp, and orchestra, commissioned by the San Diego Symphony. (www.michaeltorke.com)
NEW: Isabelle Perrin and Barbara Fackler announce the completion of A Guide to Harp Notation Used in the Compositions of Bernard Andrès with the intention that this collection be shared freely! among harpists at no cost.
New works are often a result of a Commission. Working with a living composer, jointly making a new piece of art come to life, sharing fresh ideas with a composers, and hearing input about a piece from its creator are unique and exciting opportunities. Click here to download a helpful article On Commissioning.
For further information about the Harp Literature Committee contact Sonja Inglefield at email@example.com.