Thomas Thomas (harpist)

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Thomas Thomas known by his Welsh surname Aptommas (1829-1913) was a Welsh harpist and composer-arranger.

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  1. Repercussions, 1857-1862 - Page 563 Vera Brodsky Lawrence - 1999 "... 453-54 Aptommas (né Thomas Thomas) (1829-1913), Welsh harpist/composer arrangement of "Home, Sweet Home," 88 leaves for Europe, 454 offers harp classes, 299 performances at Bristow testimonial concert, 290n concerts, 76, 82, 84, 85, ...
  2. S. Frederick Starr Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Page 151 2000 "Quickly engaging the Welsh harpist Aptomas (Thomas Thomas, 1829-1913) and the beautiful young New York soprano Henriette Behrend, Gottschalk departed on a New England tour thrown together for him by Helmsmuller."