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Partch / Borden / Flamm
Release Date: 07/13/2010 
Label:  Pitch   Catalog #: 200213  
Composer:  Lou HarrisonHarry PartchMordecai SandbergJohnny Reinhard
Performer:  Skip La PlanteJoshua PierceJohnny ReinhardJon Catier,   ... 
Conductor:  Paul PricePaolo BellomiaJohnny Reinhard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...[A] fine compilation... Lou Harrison's Canticle No 3 (1941) assembles a delectable collection of rarely heard (and never all together) instruments... Harry Partch's U S Highball introduces Johnny Reinhard (leading light of the Microtonal Music movement) as singing/narrator, with support including kithara, a Partch-designed instrument with 72 strings, and chromelodeon; in these CDs you can be guaranteed some new sounds. ...Another from the series welcomed above; a future American Festival of Microtonal Music is to be hoped for, and it would be good to have sponsors to bring Reinhard's core team of enthusiasts across the Ocean to UK & Europe where they'd have a lot to offer.

-- Peter Grahame Woolf,
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Works on This Recording

1.
Canticle no 3 by Lou Harrison
Conductor:  Paul Price
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941/1989; USA 
2.
U.S. Highball by Harry Partch
Performer:  Skip La Plante (Kithara), Joshua Pierce (Chromelodeon), Johnny Reinhard (Voice),
Jon Catier (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
3.
Psalm 51 no 2 by Mordecai Sandberg
Performer:  Dorien Verheijden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paolo Bellomia
4.
Qoheleth by Johnny Reinhard
Conductor:  Johnny Reinhard

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