Upcoming Events

• SOLO RECITAL: SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2020 at 4 PM [It's on! Bring your mask!]

ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

Free Parking; Freewill Offering to the Church

Program Highlights:
• Music by Claude DEBUSSY, Mikhail GLINKA, Felix GODEFROID, Jacques IBERT, and others


• GROUPMUSE HOUSE RECITAL: MONDAY 25 MAY 2020 (Memorial Day) at 7 PM (cancelled/postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 sheltering)(stay tuned for rescheduling)

Mid-City, Los Angeles: Doug Hart's Magical Garden

Info and reservations on the GROUPMUSE website.

Program Highlights:

• Music by Adam HAHN, Claude DEBUSSY, Félix GODEFROID, John THOMAS, Carlos SALZEDO, Mikhail GLINKA, Albert ZABEL, Jacques IBERT, and Gabriel PIERNÉ


Past Events

• PRIVATE HOUSE RECITAL, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA: THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2020 at 7 PM



• GROUPMUSE HOUSE RECITAL: TUESDAY 1 JANUARY 2020 at 3 PM

See the GROUPMUSE website.

Program Highlights:

• Claude DEBUSSY: Première arabesque
• John THOMAS: The Minstrel's Adieu to His Native Land
• Jacques IBERT: Ballade & Scherzo
• Mikhail GLINKA: Nocturne in E-flat Major
• Félix GODEFROID: La harpe éolienne


• GROUPMUSE HOUSE RECITAL: SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019 at 3 PM

Tyler Mansion, San Francisco. "Harp & Harmonium" With Michael Hendron.

Program:

• Louis James Alfred LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Sortie in E-Flat (Swager on the Mason & Risch Vocalion Reed Organ)
• Richard Wagner: Selections from Tannhäuser (Hendron on the Waters Parlor Organ)
• Louis James Alfred LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Boléro de concert, Op. 166 (Hendron on the Mason & Hamlin Harmonium)
• Alexandre GUILMANT: Offertoire sur "Ave maris stella," Op. 65 (Hendron on the Mason & Hamlin Harmonium)
Swager on the Lyon & Healy Concert Grand Pedal Harp:
• Henriette RENIÉ: Angélus & Esquisse
• Félix GODEFROID: Romance sans paroles "Bois solitaire"
• Claude DEBUSSY: Première arabesque
• Marcel GRANDJANY: Le bon petit roi d'Y'vetôt
DUETS:
• Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI: Aria "Tre giorni son che Nina"
• Antonín DVORAK: Largo (from "New World" Symphony)


• GROUPMUSE HOUSE RECITAL: TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2019 at 7 PM

Los Angeles. Music of Renié, Challan, Pachelbel, Salzedo, Hasselmans, Bach, Debussy, and Tournier.


• GROUPMUSE HOUSE RECITAL: SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2019 at 6 PM

This performance is already sold out. Future bookings will appear on the GROUPMUSE website.

Program:

• Henriette RENIÉ: Angélus & Esquisse
• Johann PACHELBEL: Canon in D
• Carlos SALZEDO: Chanson dans la nuit
• Alphonse HASSELMANS: Sérénade mélancolique & Chanson de mai
• St Valentine's Day: Two Love Songs
• Claude DEBUSSY: Première arabesque
• Marcel TOURNIER: Prelude, Op. 16, No. 1; Berceuse; Etude de concert ″Au matin″


• GROUPMUSE HOUSE RECITAL: TUESDAY 1 JANUARY 2019 at 3 PM

See the GROUPMUSE website.

Program Highlights:

• J.S. BACH: Andante (from Sonata II for Violin)
• G.F. HÄNDEL: Siciliana & Gavotte
• Claude DEBUSSY: La fille aux cheveux de lin
• Alphonse HASSELMANS: Conte de Noël
• Marcel TOURNIER: Three Noëls


• HARP EXTRAVAGANZA: SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2018 at 3 PM

Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road, Los Altos, California, 94024

Presented by the Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society
Featuring the Silicon Valley Adult and Youth Harp Ensembles

Suggested Donation: $20 adults, $10 youth

Program Highlights:

• Johann STRAUSS: Blue Danube Waltz
• Johann PACHELBEL: Canon in D
• Ludwig VON BEETHOVEN: Moonlight Sonata (first movement)
• Giacomo PUCCINI: Puccini Opera Medley
• Francisco TÁRREGA: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
• Bedřich SMETANA: The Moldau
• John Stafford SMITH: The Star-Spangled Banner

Brian Swager, D.M.

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When in death I shall calmly recline,
O bear my heart to my mistress dear,
Tell her it lived upon smiles and wine
Of the brightest hue, while it linger'd here.
Bid her not shed one tear of sorrow
To sully a heart so brilliant and light;
But balmy drops of the red grape borrow,
To bathe the relic from morn till night.

When the light of my song is o'er,
Then take my harp to your ancient hall;
Hang it up at that friendly door,
Where weary travellers love to call.
Then if some bard, who roams forsaken,
Revive its soft note in passing along,
Oh! let one thought of its master waken
Your warmest smile for the child of song.

Keep this cup, which is now o'erflowing,
To grace your revel, when I'm at rest;
Never, oh! never its balm bestowing
On lips that beauty hath seldom blest.
But when some warm devoted lover
To her he adores shall bathe its brim,
Then, then my spirit around shall hover,
And hallow each drop that foams for him.

"The Legacy" by the Irish poet, singer, and songwriter, Thomas Moore

updated: 16 JUNE 2020