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Virtual Recital from Home

During the coronavirus pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Harp Society featured local harpists in online recitals. I prepared this program for presentation in March 2021.


  • Angélus - Henriette RENIÉ (1:39)
  • Esquisse - Henriette RENIÉ (4:28)
  • Prière - Marc DELMAS (8:23)
  • Adagietto - Jean-Michel DAMASE (8:23)
  • Romance sans paroles "Bois solitaire" - Félix GODEFROID (13:37)
  • La Fille aux cheveux de lin - Claude DEBUSSY (17:52)
  • Sonata in A Major, K. 208 - Domenico SCARLATTI (22:17)
  • Deux petites pièces brèves et faciles - Marcel TOURNIER
    • Soupir (28:00)
    • Offrande (29:24)
  • Lolita la danseuse (from Images, Suite No. 1, Op. 29) - Marcel TOURNIER (31:00)
  • Jazz-Band, Op. 33 - Marcel TOURNIER (33:45)
  • CLICK HERE to watch the house recital

    "Adagietto" by Jean-Michel DAMASE

    "Esquisse" (Sketch) by Henriette RENIÉ

    "Prière" by Marc DELMAS

    "Angélus" by Henriette RENIÉ

    “Legende” by Alfred Holý

    “Brocéliande” by Annie CHALLAN

    Romance san paroles “Bois solitaire” by Félix GODEFROID

    La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude DEBUSSY

    Aria "Tre giorni son che Nina" by Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (arr. Gertrude Ina Robinson)

    with Michael Hendron, Mustel Harmonium

    Largo (From "New World" Symphony) by Antonín DVORAK

    with Michael Hendron, Mustel Harmonium

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: 25 JULY 2022