Hesitation (2014)

for harp

Harp, as one of the most challenging instruments for a composer, is very easily mixed up with keyboard instruments in terms of the pedaling and the fingering. In this work, the key element is the unwilling-to-resolve non-chord tones. However, they all reconcile with the harmony after the struggle.









commissioned by Emily Hoile, premiere: May 4, 2014 by Emily Hoile at The Juilliard School