Cnidarian Nocturnes for pedal harp


Cnidarian Nocturnes

INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED PEDAL HARP - pedal harp solo explores a delicate world of sound that references as a metaphor the sea creatures classified as Cnidaria which drift through the sea at the will of the waves.

The contrast between the weight of the massive waves and the cradling of these delicate, ethereal creatures brought to my mind the fragility of life and the forces to which each individual is subjected , along with the meaning and loss that is derived from this journey.  The harp was chosen as an ideal voice for this sound world because of its delicate array of colors, its wide pitch range, and ability to create wavelike movement in the harmonies. It is for the intermediate to advanced level of playing.