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Thomas, John John Thomas
United Kingdom United Kingdom
(1826 - 1913)
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Thomas, John: "Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land" for Solo Harp

"Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land" for Solo Harp
John Thomas

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Composer :John ThomasThomas, John (1826 - 1913)
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John ThomasMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1880
Copyright :Public Domain
Welsh harpist John Thomas was one of the most acclaimed harpist-composers of his time. His career culminated as official harpist to Queen Victoria. John Thomas' Welsch background, combined with classical training in London led him to composer a multitude of works in classical style, all imbued with Welsh folk melodies.

Attributed birth and death dates for John Thomas seem approximate, with some references listing the former as 1826 and the latter as 1914. The Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land is one of John Thomas' most famous works, written for harp but sounding like an appropriate background theme for just about every touring player. The Welsh title of this masterwork is Ffarwell y Telynor, and the piece was originally concocted for the private harpist of Queen Victoria.

Yoonee van den Eynde and Judy Loman are among the many harpists who have since interpreted Thomas' works for the instrument. Geneviève Chevallier and Christine Fleischmann presented his Grand Duet for Two Harps in E flat major on an early-'90s collection of tandem harp twanging. Early new age advocates have also brought Thomas' music in line with the spacy genre's Celtic harp connection.

This piece is written entirely for Solo Concert (Pedal) Harp.
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Added by magataganm the 2012-09-22

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By magataganm, at 00:00

She was indeed a great harpist. I especially enjoyed her superb performance of this piece during the American Harp Society (AHS) in 2009. I would post it here but sadly her performance is not in the public domain.

Elle était en effet un grand harpiste. J'ai particulièrement apprécié sa superbe performance de cette pièce lors de l'American Society Harpe (AHS) en 2009. Je poste ici mais malheureusement son rendement n'est pas dans le domaine public.
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By denys-vignon , at 00:00

Merci pour cette pièce qui me rappelle trop la très admirable et regrettée Martine Géliot.

Thank you for this piece that reminds me the very admirable and too regretted Martine Géliot.
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