the inaugural series of projects by RHC Publishing.
Our goal is to enrich current harp repertoire by publishing and republishing some of its
finest representative literature.
The music of Alfred Holư is our first project. Caught between
Romanticism and Post-Romanticism, Holư's compositions
exhibit the influence of each genre. He was neither an innovator nor a formalist,
but a superb artist-craftsman whose work can be defined by its broad lyric content.
Writing what can be undeniably described as some of the most beautiful music composed for
the harp, his undulating lines and soaring melodies often create the illusion of the harp
as a legato instrument.
All music is newly engraved, printed in oversized folio format (finished size is 11 by 14
inches) on archival grade, acid free, 100-pound text and coated paper. In plain words an
easy to read, extremely durable and very handsome edition. All new editions incorporate
the composer's corrections and revisions.
Currently we have 15 seperate pieces contained in seven works available for sale. Among
these, Opus 33 Miniaturen [five miniatures for harp solo],
composed in 1944, is in its first edition. A recording of these works is now available on Compact Disc.
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AVAILABLE. After the title page appears, click the title of any individual piece
you would like to see.
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A price list and order form can be found at Holư Music Order Form.