Alphonse Hasselmans was born in Liège on 5 March 1845
and died in Paris on19 May 1912. he was a French
harpist and composer of Belgian birth. As solo harpist
with the orchestras of the Paris Conservatoire, Opéra
and Opéra-Comique, and as professor at the
Conservatoire, he played a significant part in the harp
revival at the turn of the century; he wrote about 50
Although "Crépuscule" (Opus 46) was the second part of
the 3 Improvisations faciles "Feuilles d'automne"
(Autumn Leaves) written by Hasselmans in 1899 entirely
for Harp, I created this arrangement for Viola &
Concert (Pedal) Harp.