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for harp

Year:  2022   ·  Duration:  4m

Year:  2022
Duration:  4m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 2–4 of score

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‘Anima’ translates as soul or inner life. Our personalities can be informed by this inner life, but much can also remain hidden. In this composition, the suggestive sounds of the harp release the anima or soul from its melancholy — slowly at first, but then in a more animated manner in the latter part of the piece. In the final section the music returns to the introverted beginning once more.

This piece was commissioned by the Harp Society of New Zealand, and is written for Pedal Harp. Ingrid Beach, harpist for the Auckland Philharmonia, advised on the scoring of the work. It was first performed at the HarpFest 2023, and the score is available purchase from the Harp Society of New Zealand.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Harp Society of New Zealand

Difficulty note

Suitable for harpists at around grade 7 level