Orrego-Salas, Juan, Variations on a Chant, Op. 92
Juan Antonio Orrego Salas is a Chilean composer of contemporary classical music and musicologist. He was a student of Randall Thompson and Aaron Copland in the United States, and later settled in Indiana, where he co-founded the Latin American Music Center.
The melody for these variations (which were commissioned for the 1985 World Harp Congress) belongs to an old chant used by the Jews of Yemen for the recitation of the Pentateuch.
For the advanced pedal harpist.
This work is required for Stage 2 of the USA International Harp Competition 2016–