Paul Lewis Composer

Film, Television and Concert Composer.

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Paul Lewis is a composer in love with the harp! His first TV score, written when he was twenty, was scored for flute, oboe, harp and accordion and contained an extensive harp part, and many of his early TV scores featured flute and harp. Latterly the harp has assumed centre stage in his chamber music output and he is building a considerable catalogue of solo harp works. In the course of his long career he has worked and recorded with many distinguished harpists, among them Marie Goossens, Jean Bell, Sheila Bromberg (of The Beatles "She's Leaving Home" fame,) Gabriella Dall'Olio, Skaila Kanga, Elizabeth Jane Baldry and David Snell.

"Paul Lewis'  prolific output for the harp is fed by a passionate adoration of the instrument....A delicious collection of truly lovely music, lovingly played." Alexander Rider reviewing "Harpscape" CD of PL's harp music played by Gabriella Dall'Olio in "Harp", the UKHA magazine, autumn 2018. 

Of Paul Lewis's harp solos: "Beautiful, lyrical and sometimes nostalgic pieces, stepping back in time to showcase the harp at its stylish best." Gabriella Dall'Olio, international soloist and Head of Harp Studies and Harp Chamber Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Of 'Saturday Night Jazz Suite': "Fun, enjoyable and entertaining: the perfect music to brighten your mood, and the mood of your audience!" Gabriella Dall'Olio, London.

"Paul's compositions for the harp are well written, full of charm and they are never obvious. It is a new way of playing and listening to the harp!" Alessandra Ziveri, harpist, Italy.   

"I've been playing your music and enjoying myself immensely. I like your humour and fantasy." Gloria Joyce Burt, harpist, Sweden.

Click on the titles below to read about them and in some cases see the score on the publisher's website, though you listen to the computer-generated performances at your peril: computers cannot play with feeling or do bisbigliando, harmonics and chordal glissandi!

SOLO HARP

Saturday Night Jazz Suite
 
Associated Boards & Trinity/Guildhall Exam Syllabuses
Valses   formerly Trinity/Guildhall Exam Syllabus 
Musings on a Maori Lullaby - Variations on Hine e Hine    
Two for Fi
Two Soliloquies
Slavic Dances           
Tintinnabulations  
Jane Austen Suite
Lullaby and Music Box Waltz 
Ballade Romantique  
Postcards from Paris 
Decospherics - Four Jazz Age Dances
Two Laments 
Four Anticke Dances 

LEVER HARP BOOKS (nine pieces in each)

Echoes of Olden Times 
Contemplation and Comedy
Jazz-n-Jive
Celtic Dreams
Melodic Moments

FLUTE & HARP
Pink and White Terraces
Two Waltzes
Norfolk Idyll
Impromptu 
Serenata
Rhapsody on Scarborough Fair  

BASSOON & HARP   
Two Portraits

VIOLIN & HARP
Impromptu 
Serenata

CELLO & HARP
Two Portraits 

GUITAR & HARP
Trois Preludes 

HARMONICA & HARP
Impromptu
Serenata

FLUTE, VIOLA & HARP
Divertimento  

VIOLIN, CELLO & HARP
Trio Romantico   

CONCERTANTE WORKS
Norfolk Concerto for flute, harp and strings
Devonshire Dances 
harp and small orchestra 
Rye Festival Suite string orchestra and harp, with three harp interludes

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