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Enclosure 5 - Harry Partch


Release Date: 11/24/1998 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 405   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Harry PartchJohann Philipp KriegerDouglas Moore
Performer:  John GrimesDanlee MitchellLinda Schell-PluthLarry Livingston,   ... 
Conductor:  John GarveyMarjorie Sweazey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selection includes Introduction to The Bewitched spoken by Harry Partch.
Selection includes Introduction to King Oedipus spoken by Harry Partch.
REVIEWS:
Village Voice (8/11/2000) - "...the real prize of these three discs is the CD premiere of King Oedipus...the story imprints itself powerfully...[with] occasional thrilling climaxes....[For] Innova's [Harry Partch] project as a whole, A-plus is too weak a grade." Rating: B+
Selection includes Introduction to The Bewitched spoken by Harry Partch.
Selection includes Introduction to King Oedipus spoken by Harry Partch.
REVIEWS:
Village Voice (8/11/2000) - "...the real prize of these three discs is the CD premiere of King Oedipus...the story imprints itself powerfully...[with] occasional thrilling climaxes....[For] Innova's [Harry Partch] project as a whole, A-plus is too weak a grade." Rating: B+ Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ulysses at the Edge of the World by Harry Partch
Performer:  John Grimes (Boo Marimba), Danlee Mitchell (Diamond Marimba), Linda Schell-Pluth (Bowls),
John Grimes (Bowls), Larry Livingston (Spoken Vocals), Linda Schell-Pluth (Bass Marimba),
Larry Livingston (Baritone Saxophone), Jack Logan (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Jack Logan. 
2.
Revelation in the Courthouse Square by Harry Partch
Performer:  Freda Pierce (Soprano), Jeffrey Foote (Voice), John Bert (Voice),
Joel Klein (Voice), Elizabeth Hiller (Voice), Coryl Crandall (Voice)
Conductor:  John Garvey
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/11/1961 
Venue:  Live  University of Illinois, IL 
Length: 38 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
3.
Oedipus by Harry Partch
Performer:  Margaret Calhoun (Voice), Darlene Mahnke (Bass Marimba), Nancy Wiebenson (Chromelodeon),
Shiela Bates (Diamond Marimba), Elizabeth Brunswick (Bowls), Jackie Fox (Bowls),
Angela Thorpe (Chromelodeon), Dante Zaro (Double Bass), Allan Louw (Voice),
Marjorie Sweazey (Guitar), Patricia Carey (Chromelodeon), Ute Miessner (Harmonic Canon),
Barbara Browning (Kithara), Harry Partch (Guitar), Jane Van Rysselberghe (Marimba eroica),
Ellen Ohdner (Cello), George Probert (Clarinet), Gregory Millar (Voice),
Elvena Green (Voice), Robert Hood (Voice), Bruce Cook (Voice),
Rudolphine Radil (Soprano), George Probert (Soprano Saxophone), Ian Zellick (Voice),
William Derrell Bond (Voice)
Conductor:  Marjorie Sweazey
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Live  Mills College, Oakland, California 
Length: 81 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Version: 1951
This selection is a mono recording.
Mills College, Oakland, California (03/14/1952 - 03/16/1952)
Composition written: USA (1951).
Composition revised: USA (1952 - 1954).
Composition revised: USA (1967). 
4.
The Bewitched by Harry Partch
Performer:  Ron Engel (Surrogate Kithara), Donna Caruso (Piccolo), Robert Paredes (Clarinet),
Paul WIlliam Simons (Harmonic Canon), Jon Szanto (Boo Marimba), Doug Laurent (Chromelodeon),
David Savage (Harmonic Canon), Dan Maureen (Bass Clarinet), Donna Caruso (Flute),
Isabella Tercero (Voice), Peter Hamlin (Koto), Randy Hoffman (Bowls),
Phil Keeney (Spoils of War), Cris Forster (Marimba eroica), David Dunn (Viola),
Robin Gillette (Kithara), Anita Mitchell (Kithara), Ron Caruso (Diamond Marimba),
Gary Irvine (Bass Marimba)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Venue:  Live  Cologne, Germany 
Length: 75 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
5.
Partita in G major: Menuet by Johann Philipp Krieger
Performer:  Harry Partch (Harmonic Canon), Ben Johnston (Kithara)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1950 
Venue:  Gualala, California 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
6.
December 1942: Come away, death by Harry Partch
Performer:  Didier Aschour (Guitar), Vincent Bouchot (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
7.
By the Rivers of Babylon by Harry Partch
Performer:  Harry Partch (Viola), Evelyn Garvey (Chromelodeon), Lyndel Davis (Kithara),
Nina Cutler (Voice)
Conductor:  John Garvey
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Venue:  University of Illinois, IL 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Come Away, Death by Douglas Moore
Performer:  George Bishop (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Chicago, Illinois 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
Chicago, Illinois (1941 - 1942) 

Sound Samples

Ulysses Departs from the Edge of the World (arr. J. Logan)
Revelations in the Courthouse Park: Chorus 1
Revelations in the Courthouse Park: Chorus 3, in part
Revelations in the Courthouse Park: Scene 1, Hymn to Dionysus: Holy Joy and Get Religion
Revelations in the Courthouse Park: Scene 2, Hymn to Dionysus: Glory to the Male Womb
Revelations in the Courthouse Park: Scene 3: Chorus 4
Revelations in the Courthouse Park: Scene 4: Coda
Introduction to King Oedipus
King Oedipus: Introduction
King Oedipus: Opening Scene
King Oedipus: First Chorus
King Oedipus: Tiresias Scene (beginning)
King Oedipus: Tiresias Scene (continued)
King Oedipus: Second Chorus
King Oedipus: Creon Scene
King Oedipus: Jocasta Scene
King Oedipus: Incidental Music
King Oedipus: Third Chorus
King Oedipus: Messenger Scene
King Oedipus: Fourth Chorus
King Oedipus: Herdsman Scene
King Oedipus: Oedipus Scene
King Oedipus: Fifth Chorus
King Oedipus: Instrumental Commentary
King Oedipus: Antiphony
King Oedipus: Exit Oedipus - Pantomime
King Oedipus: Final Chorus and Coda
Partita in G major: Menuet
Come Away, Death
December, 1942: No. 1. Come Away, Death
By the Rivers of Babylon
Introduction to The Bewitched

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