Music for Violin and Harp

Music for Violin and Harp by contemporary classical composer Patricio da Silva, 15 minutes of harp and violin duet music, in three movements:


  • Music for Violin and Harp, Movement I:West is this Way
  • Music for Violin and Harp, Movement II: We're no longer in Kansas
  • Music for Violin and Harp, Movement III: Hands On




Music for Violin and Harp

by Patricio da Silva

Date of Composition (2015)
Duration: circa 15'
Commissioned by: American Harp Society
Premiered by: Jaymee Haefner (harp) and Matt Milewski (violin), Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble, Forth Worth, Texas.





Program Notes


Written in 2015, Music for Violin and Harp by Patricio da Silva is a collection of three pieces of contemporary classical music commissioned by the American Harp Society for harp and violin duet, premiered by Jaymee Haefner (harp) and Matt Milewski (violin) in Forth Worth Texas, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Spectrum Chamber Music Ensemble by musicians of the Forth Worth Symphony Orchestra.


West is this Way

Imagine a classical scene in a western film: you see the main character's silhouette far in the horizon riding in your direction. You know the character is coming your way, you just don't know what will happen next. That's the beginning of this piece, a postcard from California, land of deserts, fertile valleys, Spanish Missions, and high-tech culture.


We're no longer in Kansas

Ladies and gentlemen, are you are ready for trick or treat music? Harmonically speaking, you will be set-up, influenced, misdirected, and manipulated in a joy ride of harmonic ambiguities and trickeries.


Hands On

Time for instrumental showmanship, hands on virtuosity driving an upbeat mood with jolly good tunes.