Lotus Land by Cyril Scott, trans. Jacqueline Pollauf
Lotus Land, by British composer Cyril Scott (1879-1970), is perhaps the best-known piece of Scott's more than four hundred works. Lotus Land was originally written for the piano, and I first encountered both the piece and the composer through my study of the piano. A few years ago I transcribed it for the harp, and much of the piece is beautifully suited for the instrument. The original score features two pentatonic glissandi which are completely idiomatic to the harp.