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Lou Harrison Papers: Music Manuscripts
MS 132, ser.1  
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Description
Series 1: Music Manuscripts 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
35 boxes

382 scores
Restrictions
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Copyright resides with the Lou Harrison Estate. UCSC Special Collections and Archives requires written permission from the copyright holder to allow reproduction of this material, including photography in the reading room. Permission must be sent to speccoll@library.ucsc.edu in advance. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.
Availability
The collection is open for research.