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Partch (Harry) Music Scores
MSS 0629  
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COMPOSITIONS

Box 1, Folder 1-2

And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma 1964 - 1966

General

Twenty-three one minute duets and trios which later become ten quartets and quintets and one septet. Explanation of substitute verse 31 (p.55).
Box 1, Folder 3-4

Barstow - Eight Hitchhiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, California 1941 - 1956

General

Voice parts: originally adapted guitar and voice, 1941; rewritten for two voices, surrogate kithara, chromelodeon, diamond marimba and boo in 1955.
Box 1, Folder 5-6

The Bewitched 1955

General

Version 1 - A Ballet Satire. Version 2 - A Dance Satire.
Box 1, Folder 7

Bless This Home 1961

General

Poem by Vincenzo Prockelo, written for Gary and Susie Everett.
Box 1, Folder 8

Daphne of the Dunes 1958

General

A re-copying of the score composed for the film Windsong.
Box 1, Folder 9

Dark Brother 1942 - 1943

General

Text from Thomas Wolfe's essay "God's Lonely Man."
Box 2, Folder 1

Delusion of the Fury - A Ritual of Dream and Delusion 1966

Box 2, Folder 2

The Dreamer that Remains - A Study in Loving 1972

General

Original music commissioned by Betty Freeman to constitute a part of the film Harry Partch - A Study in Loving.
Box 2, Folder 3

Eleven Intrusions 1949 - 1950

General

Numbers 1 and 2 are Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales.
Box 2, Folder 4

Eleven Poems by Li Po 1922

General

Texts from the works of Chinese poet Li Po, set to music by Harry Partch.
Box 2, Folder 5

Even Wild Horses - Dance Music for an Absent Drama 1952

General

The French texts at the ends of the five final scenes are from Une Saison en Enfer, by Arthur Rimbaud. Titles of these scenes are taken from the English translation by Louise Varese, 1945.
Box 2, Folder 6

The Letter - A Depression Message from a Hobo Friend 1972

General

First written in 1943. A special rewriting for the Freeman-Pouliot film.
Box 2, Folder 7

The Lord is My Shepherd 1931

General

Spoken expression by Cantor Reuben Rinder of San Francisco.
Box 3, Folder 1-2

Oedipus 1951 - 1967

General

Dance-drama. The text is an abbreviated version of Sophocles' Oedipus the King.
Box 3, Folder 3

Plectra and Percussion Dances - An Evening of Dance Theater 1949 - 1952

General

1. Castor and Pollux - A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini 2. Ring Around the Moon - A Dance Fantasm for Here and Now 3. Even Wild Horses - A Dance for an Absent Drama.
Box 4, Folder 1

Revelation in the Courthouse Park 1960

General

After The Bacchae of Euripides. A "double-tale" which alternates between The Bacchae and a modern parallel.
Box 4, Folder 2

Ring Around the Moon - A Dance Fantasm for Here and Now 1949 - 1950

Box 4, Folder 3

Rotate the Body in All Its Planes - Ballad for Gymnasts 1961

General

Music for an exhibition by Charles Pond's gymnasts at the University of Illinois.
Box 4, Folder 4

Six Poems by Li Po 1922

General

Texts from the works of Chinese poet Li Po, set to music by Harry Partch.
Box 4, Folder 5

Sophocles' King Oedipus 1950 - 1967

General

Music-Dance-Drama. Based on the version by W.B. Yeats. For 4 intoners-actors, other actors, singing voices, dancers, and 11 musicians.
Box 4, Folder 6

Summer 1955

General

A collection of small compositions written or rewritten in summer 1955.
Box 4, Folder 7

Two Settings From Joyce's Finnegan's Wake 1944

General

1. Isobel 2. Annah the Allmaziful. For soprano, kithara, and two flutes.
Box 4, Folder 8

Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales 1946

General

For harmonic canon, bass marimba added.
Box 4, Folder 9

Ulysses Departs from the Edge of the World - A Minor Adventure in Rhythm 1955

General

First version.
Box 5, Folder 1

Ulysses Departs from the Edge of the World 1955

General

Second version.
Box 5, Folder 2

U.S. Highball 1943 - 1955

General

Voice parts, 1943. Originally for voice, adapted guitar, kithara, chromelodeon; rewritten in 1955.
Box 5, Folder 3

Water! Water! 1961

General

An intermission with prologues and epilogues. Includes left and right chorus.
Box 5, Folder 4

The Wayward 1941 - 1955

General

1. Barstow 2. San Francisco 3. The Letter 4. U.S. Highball 5. Ulysses at the Edge. A collection of musical compositions based on the spoken and written words of hobos and other characters, 1941-1955. The result of my wanderings in the Western part of the United States from 1935 to 1941.
Box 5, Folder 5

Windsong 1955

General

For film by Madeline Tourtelot, 1955. Rewritten as Daphne of the Dunes, 1967.
Box 5, Folder 6

Yankee Doodle Fantasy - On the Words of an Early American Tune 1944