Farewell My Gentle Harp op.517 (March 2000)


A song for Tenor and Harp, see also op.218
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Note on Lyrics: Anonymous Gaelic poem called 'The Lament of Rory Dall' ('Ta me dall, aosda, a's bacach')
Duration: 6 mins
First Performance: HOWARD BLAKE: CHAMBER MUSIC (2006). MARTYN HILL (tenor) and ROWENA BASS (harp).  Recorded at Mickleton Church, Gloucestershire on September 21st 2005.  Released 2006 on MERIDIAN CDE 84553. Available from Meridian and Amazon
Sheet Music Available
Piano / Vocal score for sale
Recordings Available
Howard Blake Chamber Music
Released: 2005
Recorded: 30th October 2005
Artists: Martyn Hill (tenor) with the English Serenata: Gabrielle Byam-Grounds (flute), Stephen Bingham and Anne Bradley (violins), Brenda Stewart (viola), Joseph Spooner (cello), Rowena Bass (harp)
Available from: Amazon UK Meridian

Meridian CD 2006

Related Works


'FAREWELL MY GENTLE HARP' op.218 (January 1976)
A song for soprano and harp
'Farewell My Gentle Harp (for Tenor, Harp and Strings)' op.460 (September 1993)
Arranged from the original for soprano and harp
'Farewell My Gentle Harp' op.514 (October 1999)
Song for childrens' voices and harp

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