New Music: A Quarterly of Modern Compositions Vol. 5, No. 4. Henry Cowell, ed, Gerald Strang Wallingford Riegger.

New Music: A Quarterly of Modern Compositions Vol. 5, No. 4

San Francisco: The New Music Society of California, 1932. First edition. Folio, 28 pp, saddle-stapled in printed wraps.

Henry Cowell started the New Music Quarterly in 1927 in order to publish scores by composers who were unlikely to see exposure of their work in the mainstream. Cowell was editor of the series until 1936, and during that time published a wide range of innovative music.

This issue is devoted to Wallingford Riegger's Three Canons for Woodwinds, and Gerald Strang's Mirrorrorrim.

Riegger was an early composer of 12 tone music, and an influential teacher whose students included Robert Ashley. Strang was at one point Arnold Schoenberg's assistant, and assisted Cowell in the New Music Quarterly. Mirrorrorrim is a palindromic composition which is exemplary of his rigorous use of rules in composition. He would later become an influential composer and teacher of electronic music at the University of California.

Though there are no ownership marks, this copy of the score was from Lou Harrison's library.

Near fine with light toning and a couple of light creases to wraps.

Very good with fading and toning to extremities of wraps. Item #24938

Price: $85.00

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