Series 1: Music Manuscripts contains
complete autograph music scores, sketches, revisions and fragments produced by Harrison
during his seventy five years of writing music.
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.
30 Linear Feet
35 flat boxes
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