(2005) for harp – 6-60 Minutes

Work Description

Written for: Rhodri Davies
Published by: Noutefabrik
Category: Solo Works
Year Composed: 2005
Duration: 6-60 Minutes
Orchestration: Harp
Notes on score: A1 Format.
Availability: Purchase Score
First performance:
– 16.09.05 Melbourne Festival, Derbyshire, UK by Rhodri Davies
Other performances:
– 23.11.05 ‘Constellations’ at Church of St, Anne and St Agnes, London,
– 22.11.06 HCMF06, St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield,
– 19.06.08 Galerie Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg,
– 16.12.08 London Spitalfields festival
– 17.03.09 As a duo ‘Tea for Two’ with Ruth Wall and Rhodri Davies at ‘The Multiplier’ at King’s Place/London
– 11, 18 & 20 November 2009 Thessaloniki Film Festival by Eleni Tsaousaki
– 28.05.11 at RNCM final recital by Rosanna Moore
– 16.02.12 at Royal Welsh College International Harp Festival at Seligman Studio, Cardiff, UK by Rhodri Davies

As the title suggests, Tea Ceremony is inspired by the rituals surrounding the preparing and drinking of tea. The score consists of 40 small squares containing musical instructions and information for the harpist. The lay-out of the score is based on Japanese Manga-comics and allows for alternative readings of the material. The total length of Tea Ceremony varies from 6 to 60 minutes. Tea may be consumed throughout the performance. Enjoy!