VECTIS DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY at THE QUAY
THURSDAY 20th OCTOBER 2016
‘THY TREMBLING STRINGS’ – THE REGENCY HARP & HARP LUTE
Vectis DFAS at the Quay kicks off their new seasons’ lectures with Sarah Deere-Jones using
her own restored Regency pedal harp and the music of some forgotten 19th century harp
composers. She will explain how the development of the double action pedal mechanism
in 1810 lead to the harp becoming the most desired instrument in England, further
illustrating this with the many beautiful paintings of Regency ladies and their harps,
revealing how fashionable and elegant it was considered to be in England.
Her research has also led her to discover the lost English Regency instrument, the Harp-
Lute, invented for harpists to use on the ‘Grand Tour’ but abandoned by 1840.
Sarah will perform authentically on two of her restored instruments using a repertoire she
has uncovered from museums, libraries and private collections.
She is the only authentic performer on this rarely seen musical instrument and has
performed in London for years with professional symphony, opera and ballet orchestras.
For more details see our website
Doors open at 6.30 pm.
Light suppers and bar available.
Lecture starts at 8pm until 9pm. Visitors welcome £8.00