Aeolian Harp, HC 370 (Cowell, Henry)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Los Angeles: W.A. Quincke & Co., 1930.
Reprinted New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1960. Plate AMP-95611.
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General Information

Work Title Aeolian Harp
Alternative. Title
Composer Cowell, Henry
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HC 370
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHC 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Tempo rubato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923 ca.
First Publication. 1930 - Los Angeles: W.A. Quincke
Dedication Armitt Brown
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation piano (strings)

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This is an example of the "piano string" pieces of HC in which the player strokes, plucks, and otherwise sounds the piano strings directly?in this instance suggesting the gentle, murmuring tones of an aeolian harp, or wind harp, set in vibration by the breeze. In 1930-31 HC took a poem written by his father and put it to a melody using this piece as a background (no. 477); that work he later arranged for violin and piano (no. 477a).