The Harry Partch Music Scores consist of facsimiles of musical and theatrical compositions by Harry Partch, written between
1922 and 1972. Compositions include seminal works such as
Delusions of the Fury,
U.S. Highball, and
Harry Partch was born in Oakland, CA on June 24, 1901; both his parents had been Presbyterian missionaries in China who endured
the Boxer Rebellion. By the age of 20, he had moved through parts of the Midwest and East Coast, then back through Northern
and Southern California before settling in San Diego in 1964. He began his early musical training playing clarinet, harmonium,
viola, piano, and guitar and composing music using a tempered chromatic scale normal in Western music. He became frustrated
with the musical tuning of Western music and subsequently destroyed all of his early works.
4.25 Linear feet
(5 flat boxes)
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