RTC-37: 1970 Fantasy and Festivity for Harp

Commission: CBC
Length: 18 min.
Premiere: 1971-06-21, Judy Loman, CBC Festival Concert, Art Gallery of Toronto
Publication: CMC
Recording:

  1. Judy Loman, harp, CBC SM 188
  2. Judy Loman, harp, RCI Anthology: Robert Turner ACM 15
  3. Judy Loman, (1971) on Robert Turner, Solo Works for Harp, Organ & Piano (2010)

Before completing this work, Robert Turner studied Carlos Salzedo’s modern harp techniques, incorporating many exciting colouristic effects. The work is based on the Southern [shape-note] hymn “Wondrous Love”, the used of the theme varying between traditional and more contemporary styles. [RT / AT]