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Harp Works

Simone ​Spagnolo has collaborated with numerous harpists, developing a rich repertoire of works for solo harp and harp ensembles which have been performed globally by numerous musicians. Harpists that have performed Spagnolo's compositions include internationally renown performers such as Gabriella Dall'Olio, Giulia Rettore, Maria Chiossi, Clara Gatti Comini, Maria McNamee, Francesca Tirale, and Liana Perillo, just to name a few.

 

Spagnolo's harp works are mostly scored for unusual, yet eclectic instrumental combinations, offering original sonic contexts and expanding the harp repertoire.
Examples include Gimnopedia Rapsodica, for piccolo, flute, celesta, two harps and speaking voice, and the musical action La Confessione di Yoshiko Shioda, for flute, bassoon, harp, and pre-recorded voice.

 

His composition Silenzio, for prepared harp has been performed globally in tens of concerts. It was featured in a dedicated documentary broadcast on Cultural Plaza, Jade Channel TVB, Hong Kong (2018), and it was the object of discussion in Francesca Virgilio's disertation 'Contemporary Harp Writing: Three Case Studies' (Conservatorio di Brescia, Italy, 2018). Silenzio it is regularly performed as part of recitals and conservatoire exams, and it is featured in the Trinity College London’s Syllabus. 


List of Works for/with Harp

Silenzio

for solo prepared harp

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Gimnopedia Rapsodica

for piccolo, flute, celesta, two harps, and speaking voice

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Le Tavole del Peccato

for flute, alto saxophone, and harp

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La Confessione di Yoshiko Shioda

for flute, bassoon, and harp

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Come Cristallo di Cianuro

for violoncello and harp

 

Three Folk Songs after Berio

for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, harp and percussion

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Pleiades

operatic scene for two sopranos, viola, cello and harp

Con le Mani Piene di Vento

for solo harp

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Silenzio

for prepared harp

Gimnopedia Rapsodica

processional dance, memories, echos, rhapsodic gestures, and an immaterial voice

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Harp Works published by Universal Edition 

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Silenzio 

for solo prepared harp

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Gimnopedia Rapsodica 

for piccolo, flute, celesta, two harps, and speaking voice

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Le Tavole del Peccato

for flute, alto saxophone, and harp

Three Folk Songs after Berio

for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, harp and percussion

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