The collection of Harry Partch Music Scores consists of bound facsimiles of musical and theatrical compositions by experimental
composer and instrument-builder Harry Partch, written between 1922 and 1972. Compositions include seminal works such as DELUSION
OF THE FURY, OEDIPUS THE KING, U.S. HIGHBALL, and WAYWARD. The works are arranged by alphabetically by title of composition.
Harry Partch was born in Oakland, CA on June 24, 1901; both his parents had been Presbyterian missionaries in China who endured
the Boxer Rebellion. By the age of 20, he had moved through parts of the Midwest and East Coast, then back through Northern
and Southern California before settling in San Diego in 1964. He began his early musical training playing clarinet, harmonium,
viola, piano, and guitar and composing music using a tempered chromatic scale normal in Western music. He became frustrated
with the musical tuning of Western music and subsequently destroyed all of his early works.
5.00 linear feet
(5 flat boxes)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.