Watch Keziah play the last movement of Summer:
Acclaimed by the New York Concert Review as ‘Stupendous…totally original and engaging’, at her Carnegie Hall debut recital, British harpist Keziah Thomas enjoys a reputation of a lively and engaging performer and educator. At the heart of her work is the belief that the power of music is for everyone, a value which drives a diverse freelance career.
"In combining the solo violin and orchestral parts to make this arrangement, I aimed to stay as close to Vivaldi’s material as possible whilst creating a piece that feels comfortable and joyful for the harpist to play.
There are some places in which it was necessary to change the order of the notes from the solo part to fit under the hand and in some of the slow movements, notes are added to help extend the sustained solo line. My ornamentation choices are included in this arrangement, but I invite performers to use these as a guide and starting point for your own creativity.
La Primavera (Spring) has been transposed from the original key of E major to Eflat major to allow the use of enharmonics."