Lizards – Opus 111 (2012)

I. Changing Chameleon; II. Leaping Lizard Lizards may be viewed as a sequel to Paul Patterson’s earlier solo harp pieces, Spiders(1985) and Bugs(2003) which have become widely known to harpist around world. At the request of the commissioners Patterson has...

Spirals – Opus 115 (2013)

Decade; Reflection; Twists and Turns; Humoresque; Twirls; Cascades Inspired by the title, Sioned Williams chose to name a musical celebration of her sixth decade, ‘Sioned’s Spiralling Sixtieth’. Patterson’s six-part piece is based on the musical...

Spiders – Opus 48 (1983)

I. Dancing White Lady II. Red Backed Spider III. Black Widow IV. Tarantula Spiders was first performed by Sioned Williams in London at the Wigmore Hall in 1985. No doubt when hearing this piece all sorts of images will be conjured up of the enchanting world of the...

Bugs – Opus 93 (2003)

I. Late-night Ant-ics; II. The lonely Locust; III. Mosquito Massacre Bugs may be viewed as a sequel to Paul Patterson’s earlier harp piece, Spiders (1985). The Royal Academy of Music’s Harp Department, keen to have a second solo piece from Patterson,...