Lotus Land Op. 47 No. 1 (Pedal Harp)
Cyril Scott (1879-1970) was a British composer of over four hundred works. Although not very popular during his lifetime, Scott’s music is steadily growing in regard and is being increasingly performed and recorded. Lotus Land, perhaps his best-known work, was originally written for the piano. It is a lush and exotic piece and some aspects of the original score, such as pentatonic glissandi, make it beautifully suited for transcription to the harp. However, the complex harmonies present challenges on the harp, and have resulted in the use of many enharmonic solutions throughout the work. Originally written in the key of e-flat minor, it has here been transcribed to c minor for greater resonance in the bass register.
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