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Ghostly Gavotte
Spukhafte Gavotte (op 75)

Franz Poenitz (1850-1912)
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Cover image Work: Single work for two harps
Catalogue No: Adlais 179
Available As 179  (979-0-57032-208-4) Study Score & Set of Parts - £20.00
179s (979-0-57032-209-1) Study Score - £10.00
179p (979-0-57032-210-7) Set of parts - £12.00
Edition: September 2012, A4 stapled
Suitable for: Grade 6-7 Pedal Harp
Price:: £10.00 - £12.00 - £20.00   Go to shop

An article on the work by Ann Griffiths is in preparation - expected to be available October 2012.

In the meantime here is a note from the CD: Franz Poenitz - Songs & Hymns for harp

Spukhafte Gavotte Op.75 (1907) is subtitled ‘On a poem by Heinrich Heine’. The words ‘spuk’ (‘spook’) and ‘gavotte’ point to Heine’s poem Maria Antoinette, a ghostly work that depicts the queen in the Tuileries Palace: in ceremonial fashion, her courtiers prepare their mistress for her daily reception although the guillotine has already relieved them all of their heads. One can only speculate as to whether Poenitz was actually referring to this poem; for a court musician in contact with the emperor, such as an act would have been rather provocative!

©Andreas Fischer 2012. Translation Richard Evidon

Recordings of this music
Click CD cover to go to Creighton's Collection for further information & audio clips
Click for further informationFranz Poenitz - Songs & Hymns for harp by Laura Vinciguerra & Susanna Bertuccioli

Front cover of the score

Sample of the music