Enclosure II

Description: 
Historic Speech-Music Recordings from the Harry Partch Archive
Composers: 
Harry Partch
Performers: 
Harry Partch
William Wendlandt
Philip Blackburn
Liz Schmidt
Warren Burt
Sheila Guymer
Illinois Performers Workshop Ensemble
Catalog Number: 
#401
Genre: 
experimental
new classical
Collection: 
Harry Partch
anthology
microtonal
homemade instruments
gay
Location: 

Gualala, CA

UPC: 
726708640125
Price: 
$35.00
Release Date: 
Jan 1, 1995
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
4 CD
Enclosure IIiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.I am Harry Partch00:24$0.99
2.By the Rivers of Babylon03:25$0.99
3.Texts and Music: A Wagnerian Wrestling Match01:22$0.99
4.17 Lyrics of Li Po: A Dream04:34$0.99
5.17 Lyrics of Li Po: An Encounter in the Field00:47$0.99
6.17 Lyrics of Li Po: On Hearing the Flute01:00$0.99
7.17 Lyrics of Li Po: The Intruder01:09$0.99
8.17 Lyrics of Li Po: I am a Peach Tree01:26$0.99
9.17 Lyrics of Li Po: With a Man of Leisure00:47$0.99
10.17 Lyrics of Li Po: A Midnight Farewell01:18$0.99
11.17 Lyrics of Li Po: Before the Cask of Wine02:10$0.99
12.17 Lyrics of Li Po: On the Ship of Spicewood02:31$0.99
13.17 Lyrics of Li Po: By the Great Wall01:56$0.99
14.The Use of English in Serious Music00:57$0.99
15.Barstow: 8 Hitchhikers' Inscriptions08:26$0.99
16.San Francisco: a Setting of the Cries of Two Newsboys on a Foggy Night in the Twenties02:29$0.99
17.Life Is Too Precious to Spend It With Important People01:29$0.99
18.US Highball: a Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip26:45$-1
19.My Heart Keeps Beating Time01:36$0.99
20.San Francisco II02:50$0.99
21.I'm Going to Start Right Off By Giving You Some Sounds…00:30$0.99
22.2 Settings from Finnegans Wake: No. 1. Isobel02:53$0.99
23.2 Settings from Finnegans Wake: No. 2. Annah the Allmaziful02:20$0.99
24.Dark Brother07:37$0.99
25.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Prelude to Talk02:14$0.99
26.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Introduction to Examples Oo Intonation06:05$0.99
27.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Scale of Olympos (Pentatonic)01:05$0.99
28.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Enharmonic Scale of Archytas; Separated by 3/2's; Triads01:35$0.99
29.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Scale of Pythagoras; Separated by 3/2's; Triads01:07$0.99
30.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Ptolemaic Intense Diatonic; Separated by 3/2's; Triads00:53$0.99
31.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Ptolemy's Equable Diatonic; Separated by 3/2's01:24$0.99
32.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Terpander's Hexatonic01:52$0.99
33.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Close Degrees01:08$0.99
34.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: True and Tempered Triads01:23$0.99
35.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Resolutions from p. 186 of Genesis of a Music; Resolution p. 187; "Familiar" Resolution02:24$0.99
36.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Fox-Strangeways Resolutions02:27$0.99
37.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Tonal Flux from Genesis, p. 188; Tonal Flux from The Letter and Third Chorus of Oedipus; Another p. 188; Tonal Flux from Antiphony of Oedipus, "O Crowding Woods…"03:56$0.99
38.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Multiple Tonal Senses from Antiphony of Oedipus, "O Crowding Woods…"02:39$0.99
39.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Multiple Tonal Senses from Dark Brother, "and we who were lost are found again…"04:04$0.99
40.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Melodic Subtleties from The Street, "Down Maxwell Street, where the prostitutes stand in the gloom…", U.S. Highball, "Back to the freights for you, boy."01:45$0.99
41.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Melodic Subtleties from The Bewitched06:12$0.99
42.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Instrumental Tunings: Harmonic Canon I as in Revelation; Petals; Chromelodeon two sets of reeds; Revelation10:42$-1
43.A Quarter-Saw Section of Motivations and Intonations: Dissonances and Consonance: Coda to Oedipus; Coda to Revelation06:52$0.99
44.Bitter Music: June 11, 1935 — Santa Rosa, California00:27$0.99
45.Bitter Music: June 12 — Federal Shelter, Stockton03:36$0.99
46.Bitter Music: June 1301:28$0.99
47.Bitter Music: June 1402:22$0.99
48.Bitter Music: June 16 — Harrington Ranch, San Joaquin Delta03:27$0.99
49.Bitter Music: June 1700:26$0.99
50.Bitter Music: July 403:50$0.99

Enclosure II

One Sheet: 
A Partch lecture on just intonation, interviews with Partch and his comments on a variety of topics, a newly recorded performance of excerpts from his 1935 hobo journal Bitter Music, and a sound documentary featuring Partch at the piano and reminiscences by his friends. This is the recording that helped start the re-awakening of Partch's legacy.
Reviews: 

"Should be welcomed with cheers . . . A considerable labor of love . . . Recordings like these don't often win those international prizes (mostly because the producers can't afford the hype). But I have no hesitation in declaring Enclosure Two one of the most important releases of the year."

- Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Examiner

"These CDs fill out our picture of Partch into a life of tremendous complexity . . . a whopping four CD set . . . the lot is a treasure trove of early sketches and intimate moments that invite us to rethink Partch’s significance. The question becomes not, ‘Is Partch the greatest American composer?’ but, ‘Aside from Partch and a few others, does American music exist at all?"

- Kyle Gann, Village Voice

"These CDs fill out our picture of Partch into a life of tremendous complexity . . . a whopping four CD set . . . the lot is a treasure trove of early sketches and intimate moments that invite us to rethink Partch’s significance. The question becomes not, ‘Is Partch the greatest American composer?’ but, ‘Aside from Partch and a few others, does American music exist at all?" — Kyle Gann, Kyle Gann (May 7, 1996)

"Painstakingly and lovingly produced ...invaluable in providing us with some of the rarest Partch material in existence." — Art Lange, Musicworks 68 "Jiminy Cricket, what the heck do I have to tell you to get you to buy this four-disk album?"        

- Galaxy Science Fiction

"Essential to any Partch collector."

— American Record Guide

"...this recording is a must."

— Schwann Opus

"Jiminy Cricket, what the heck do I have to tell you to get you to buy this four-disk album?"

- Galaxy Science Fiction