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Guide to the Lou Harrison Papers: Music Manuscripts
MS 132, ser.1  
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Description
The Music Manuscripts series contains complete autograph music scores, sketches, revisions and fragments produced by Harrison during his seventy five years of writing music.
Background
Lou Harrison (1917-2003) is recognized especially for his percussion music, his work with just intonation tuning systems, and his syntheses of Asian and Western musics. His compositions have combined instruments from various cultures and utilized many of his own construction. His style is marked by a notable melodicism: even his percussion and 12-note works have a decidedly lyrical flavor.
Extent
113 scores
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research