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Automates Pour Harpe

By Bernard Andrè

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Composed by Bernard Andrè and s. Leduc. Classical. Softcover. 28 pages. Alphonse Leduc #ALHA009608. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.48186692).

Item Number: HL.48186692

9.0x12.0x0.08 inches.

Born in 1941 in Belfort, Bernard Andres won a first place prize in harp at the Conservatoire de Paris before joining the Radio-France Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist (1969-2005). This prolific composer defines himself as a "melodiste": "Basically, I think that the instrument I prefer is the voice. I would sometimes turn the harp into singing, but it's very difficult." His music is undeniably part of a French spirit dominated by melodic charm, conciseness of form, and harmonic refinement. Published in 1977, the Automates collection presents itself as a continuation in the old style where twelve short dance movements follow each other: Menuet - Pavane - Bourree - Sarabande - Gaillarde - Sicilienne - Gigue -Tambourin - Rigaudon - Gavotte - Passepied - Marche.

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