Contemporary Harp

This is a professional resource for composers and harpists to explore new repertoire and the philosophies and techniques that have produced these works. Contributing composers possess at least one of the following: formal degree in composition, performances by professional harpists, composer-in-residence for an artistic institution, professional awards and/or recognition by peers. Potential contributors please email me to be added.

Friday, March 10, 2006

David Evan Thomas

Chamber Works for Harp:

BY HEART (2002) 18’
Song cycle on poems by Louise Bogan
Soprano and harp
Commissioned by The Schubert Club

EUCALYPTUS (2000) 7’
Flute and harp
Commissioned by Robert Scott

Flute, viola, harp
Commissioned by Diane Neimann in honor of Penny George

IN THE BLUE GLEN (2006) 22’
Flute, viola, harp
Commissioned anonymously

O BELL' ALMA (2004) Paraphrase on themes from Donizetti’s LUCIA 15’
Flute and harp
Commissioned by The Schubert Club
Published by Falls House Press (

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David Evan Thomas is the recipient of an Award in Music from the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, and a McKnight Foundation fellowship. Born in Rochester NY in 1958, he attended Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded a fellowship in composition endowed by Lucile Johnson Rosenbloom, the first harp teacher at that institution. Thomas received the Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1995. His principal teachers in composition were Dominick Argento, Samuel Adler, Robert Morris and Alan Stout. From 1997-2005, Thomas was composer-in-residence for The Schubert Club of Saint Paul. He lives in Minneapolis.


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