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Partch, Harry - compositions

Musical settings of poems by Li Po. 5 versions containing a total of 17 songs, 1930-33.

2 Psalms: The Lord is My Sheperd, 1932, rev. 1943; By the Rivers of Babylon, 1931, rev. 1941, 1942.

The Portion Scene from Romeo and Juliet. Version A, Voice and Monophone, 1931; Version B, Low Female Voice, Two High Sopranos, Cello Kithara II, Chromelodeon, Bass Marimba, and Marimba Eroica,1955.

The Wayward: Barstow: Eight Hitchhiker Inscribtions from a Highway Railing at Barstow CA. Version A, Adapted Guitar & Voice,1941; Version B, addition of Chromelodeon & Kithara, 1943; Version C, addition of Surrogate Kithara & Diamond Marimba, 1954; Version D addition of Chorus, Rhythmic Speaking and/or Singing Voice & Bamboo Marimba, 1968.

U. S. Highball: Version A, Voice and Adapted Guitar; Version B, addition of Chromelodeon & and Kithara; Version C Subjective Voice (baritone, singing), Objective Voice (Bass, spoken), Kithara II, Surrogate Kithara, Castor and Pollux, Chromelodeon, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, Bass Marimba, Spoils of War.

San Francisco: Version A, Voice Adapted Viola, Chromelodeon, Kithara, 1943; Version B, voice Cello, Kithara II, Chromelodeon, 1955.

Y.D. Fantasy: Tin Flutes, Tin Oboe, Soprano, Chromelodeon, Flex-a-tone, 1944.

Ulysses at the Edge: Version A, Bamboo Marimba, Diatonic Model Skindrums, Concert Model Skin Drums, String Bass & Trumpet, Voices,1955; Version B, Clarinet, Cello, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, 1955; Version C, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, Bass Marimba, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, 1961-62.

The Letter: Version A, Adapted Guitar, Kithara, Voice, 1943; Versions B & C, Voice Adapted Guitar, Kithara, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, 1950, 1951; Version D, Voice, Kithara II, Pollux, Surrogate Kithara, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, 1955. Version E, Live Sounds and instruments: Intoning Voice, New Kithara I, Blue Rainbow, Surrogate Kithara, Bass Marimba or Omicron Belly Drum.

Dubbed-in Interludes: Adapted Guitar, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, 1972.

Dark Brother: Version A, Adapted Viola, Voice, Chromelodeon, Kithara, 1943; Version B, Addition of Bass Marimba, ca. 1951.

Two Settings from Joyce's Finnegan's Wake: Isobel, Double Falgeolet, Soprano, Kithara, Annah, Two Flutes, Soprano, Kithara, 1944.

Intrusions: Includes three versions of a total of eleven songs from 1950, 1951, and 1962. For various ensembles of Partch's Instruments.

Plectra and Percussion Dances.

Castor and Pollux: Version A, Kitharra, Surrogate Kithara, Harmonic Canon, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, Six Dancers, 1952; Version B, Kithara II, Surrogate Kithara, Harmonic Canon II, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, 1968.

Ring Around the Moon: Speaking Voice, Adapted Guitar II, Kithara, Harmonic Canon, Chromelodeon I, Chromelodeon Sub-bass, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, 9/8 Eroica, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, 1952.

Even Wild Horses: Voice, Adapted Viola, Adapted Guitar III, Kithara, Harmonic Canon, Chromelodeon, Chromelodeon Sub-bass, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, 9/8 Marimba Eroica, Wood Block, Cymbal, Tenor Sax, 1952.

Oedipus. After Sophocles' King Oedipus. Version A, Intoners and Singing Voices, Clarinet, Adapted Viola, Adapted Guitars II and III, Adapted String Bass, Kithara, Harmonic Canon, Chromelodeon I, Chromelodeon Sub-bass, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, Hypo-bass Marimba, 1951; Version B, Intoning and Singing Voices, addition of Cellos, One Double Bass, Surrogate Kithara, Marimba Eroica, deletion of Hypo-bass Marimba, 1952; Version C, Intoning and Singing Voices, addition of Gord Tree and Cone Gongs, Adapted Cello, Kithara II, deletion of Kithara, Cellos, 1967.

Two Settings from Lewis Carroll: The Mock Turtle Song: Voice Surrogate Kithara, Spoils of War, 1954; O Frabjous Day!: Voice Harmonic Canon, Bass Marimba, 1954.

The Bewitched: a dance satire. Version A, One low Voice, Bb Clarinet, Adapted Viola, Adapted Guitar III, Kithara II, Twin Harmonica Canons, Surrogate Kithara, Chromelodeon I, Spoils of War, Whang Gun, Diamond Marimba, Bass Marimba, Marimba Eroica, 1955; Version B, Female Solo Voice, Dancers, Chorus leader, Piccolo, Bb Clarinet, Bass clarinet, Cello, Kithara, Koto, Harmonic Canon, Surrogate Kithara, Chromelodeon, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Spoils of War, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, Bass Marimba, Marimba Eroica, 1956.

Windsong: Music for Film by Madeline Tourtelot. Castor and Pullox, Kithara II, Adapted Viola, Surrogate Kithara, Chromelodeon, Bamboo Marimba, Diamond Marimba, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Spoils of War, Bass Marimba, 1958. Revised and retitlted Daphne of the Dunes: Adapted Viola, Kithara II, Surrogate Spoils of War, Gourd Tree, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, Bass Marimba, Pre-recorded Tape, 1967.

Revelation in the Courthouse Park: Drama after Euripides: Bachhae, 11 solo voices, Two Choruses (Men and Women), various others who perform on Partch's oringinal instruments.

Ensemble of Partch instruments: Kithara II, Kithara I, Harmonic Canon II, Harmonic Canon I, Adapted Viola, Chromelodeon II, Chromelodeon I, Spoils of War, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, Marimba Eroica, Bass Marimba, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Cone gongs, Drone Devils, Bloby, Crychord, Spanish Guitars, Pre-recorded Tape, 1960.

Rotate the Body in All its Planes: an adaptation of "Climax of Celebration" from Chorus Three of Revelation in the Courhouse Park. Written to accompany a routine for the National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship held at U. of Illinois in 1961. Women's and Men's Voices, Solo Soprano, Piccolos, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, String Bass, Crychord, Castor and Pollux, Adapted Guitars I and II, Chromelodeons I and II, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Spoils of War, Diamond Marimba, Bamboo Marimba, Bass marimba, Marimba Eroica, 1960.

Bless This Home: Setting of an unpublished poem by Vincenzo Prockelo. Oboe, Intoning Voice, Adpated Viola, Castor, Kithara I, Mazda Marimba, 1961.

Water! Water!: An Intermission with Prologues and Epilogues. ("Satirical Farce"--Partch). Conductor, Cast of Large Cast of Characters, Marimba Eroica, Bass marimba, Diamond Marimba, Surrogate Kithara, Castor and Pollux, Kithara II, Chromelodeon II Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, String Bass, Spoils of War, Jazz Percussion, 1961.

And on the Seventh Day Petal's Fell in Petaluma: Version A, Adapted Viola, Bass Marimba, Blo-boy, Bamboo marimba, Castor and Pollux, Chromelodeons I and II, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Crychord, Diamond Marimba, Drone Devil, Adapted Guitar II, Harmonic Canon, Kitharas I and II, Koto, Marimba Eroica, Mazda Marimba, Spoils of War, Surrogate Kithara, Zymo-Xyl, 1964; Version B, Adpated Guitar II, Bass Marimba, Blo-boy, Blue Rainbow, Castor and Pollux, Chromelodeons I and II, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Crychord, Diamond Marimba, Drone Devils, Gourd Tree, Gubagubi, Cone Gongs, Harmonic Canon I, Kitharas I and II, Koto, Marimba Eroica, Mazda Marimba, Spoils of War, Surrogate Kithara, Zymo-Xyl, 1966.

Delusion of the Fury: A ritual of dream & delusion. Harmonic Canon, Adapted Guitars I and II, Koto, Kitharas I and II, Chromelodeons I and II, Blo-boy, Castor and Pollux, Blue Rainbow, Surrogate Kithara, Crychord, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Spoils of War, Gourd Tree, Cone Gongs, Mazda Marimba, Zymo-Xyl, Diamond Marimba, Quadrangularis Reversum, Eucal Blosson, Bamboo Marimba, Marimba Eroica, Bass Drum, two Waving Drums, six Bamboo Claves, three Bamboo Ceremonial Poles, four pairs of Eucal Claves, Thumb Piano, two Belly Drums, Gourd Drum, Fiji Rhythm Boat, Gubagubi, 1966.

The Dreamer That Remains. Written for the Betty Freeman Film of the same name. Narrating Voice, Singing Voices, Voices Speaking in rhythm, Adapted Viola, Adapted Guitar II, Harmonic Canon I (Clear bass and Blue tinted bass), Harmonic Canon II, Kithara I, Chromelodeon II, Cloud-Chamber Bowls, Gourd Tree, Quadrangularis Reversum, Bamboo Marimba II, Eucal Blossom, Mbira Bass Dyad, Small Ektara, Large Ektara, 1972.

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