Harry Partch - Plectra and Percussion Dances | Bridge BRIDGE9432

Harry Partch - Plectra and Percussion Dances


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Label: Bridge

Cat No: BRIDGE9432

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 29th September 2014



This new recording marks the first complete performance of Harry Partch’s major cycle in three parts, Plectra and Percussion Dances. On the original 1953 recording, Castor & Pollux was missing three movements, and the finale, Even Wild Horses, was missing its tenor saxophone part.

The virtuosi of Partch give us revelatory interpretations of these stunningly original scores. Also included is a 7 minute spoken introduction, given by the composer in 1953 on the occasion of the broadcast premiere of this work.

Track Listing:
1-8. Castor & Pollux (14:58)
A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini

9-12. Ring Around the Moon (9:20)
A Dance Fantasm for Here and Now

13-20. Even Wild Horses (24:03)
Dance Music for an Absent Drama

21. Harry Partch introduces the 1953 premiere (7:11)

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