Atlantic Harp Duo

Elizabeth Jaxon & Marta Power Luce

French Music

Based in Paris, timeless source of artistic inspiration and cradle of the modern harp, the Atlantic Harp Duo originally built their repertoire on a foundation of pieces by French composers and harpists. The wealth that is contained within the French classical music tradition is particularly well expressed through the colorful sonority of two harps. This program is a balanced mix of works originally written for two harps, as well as masterful transcriptions of other French favorites, which brings to life the atmosphere of 19th and 20th century France.

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Program

Bernard Andrès (b. 1941)

  • Le Jardin des Paons
  • Parvis; Cortège et danse
  • Ragazza

Jean-Michel Damase (1928 – 2013)

  • Sonatine, for two harps

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

  • Six Épigraphs Antiques, (arr. Elisabeth Colard and Atlantic Harp Duo)

César Franck (1822-1890)

  • Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18, (arr. Atlantic Harp Duo)

Anthony Girard (b. 1959)

  • Silences Célestes

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  • Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)

Marcel Tournier (1879-1951)

  • Four Preludes