The Harry Partch Collection, Volume 3
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80623     Release Date: 2005-01-01

Harry Partch, intoning voice, narrator, various instruments; The Harry Partch Ensemble, Jack Logan, conductor; Freda Pierce, soprano; chorus and instrumental ensemble, John Garvey, conductor; Cast, chorus, and Gate 5 Ensemble; John Garvey, conductor

The four works on this newly remastered CD are eloquent testimony to Harry Partch's aesthetic of corporeality. The music he composed for The Dreamer That Remains, for Rotate the Body in All Its Planes, for Windsong, and for Water! Water!, was intended as only one component in the total artistic experience. In these works music joins with drama, with film, with dance, even with gymnastics, as integral parts of the composer's vision.

"The eloquent and affecting The Dreamer That Remains (1972) was Partch's last work. It was commissioned by the patroness Betty Freeman for her film on Partch which was directed by Stephen Pouliot. Rotate the Body in All Its Planes (1961) was a spin-off of the "Tumble On" sequence in Partch's large-scale theatre piece Revelation in the Courthouse Park. It was premiered at the National Collegiate Gymnasts Championship in 1961. Windsong (1958) was also written for film, the soundtrack to a film by Madeline Tourtelot in which Partch saw the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo. (A later version of the work was named Daphne of the Dunes). Finally, somewhat akin to a Broadway musical, Water! Water! (1961) is perhaps Partch's most lively and lighthearted work. It pokes fun at many targets, especially the rush of audiences for water at the interval; thus the subtitle: "An Intermission with Prologues and Epilogues." -Jon Szanto (from www.corporeal.com, the official Harry Partch Web site)

Gate 5 Ensemble

The Harry Partch Collection, Volume 3

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Track Listing

The Dreamer That Remains: A Study In Loving
Harry Partch
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Rotate The Body In All Its Planes: Ballad For Gymnasts
Harry Partch
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Windsong
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: The Opening Prologue, And The Second Prologue, In Which The Instruments Attack The Producer
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Water Criers And Lead-In Lines, O What Could He Do But Pick Her Up?
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Water Criers And Lead-In Lines, Witch For Water The Aldermen's Fugue On No, Wanda The Water
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Santa Mystiana The Beautiful
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Water Criers, Visitors From Strange And Foreign Places: The Singer From Spoleto, And An Alabama Mockin
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: We Really Love Each Other: In 43 Whines To The Octave
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Water Criers, The Baseball Game Is Called On Account Of Rain!
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: To Hell With The Game! Rain! Rain! The Highest Goodness Is Like Water
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Opening Epilogue (After Three Days Of Rain) Ghosts, Undele, Oomph!
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Water Criers, Intervening Dialogue, We'll Sue You For A Million!
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Do-Lo-Do-Lo-Doom!
Harry Partch
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Water ! Water !-An Intermission With Prologues: Eighth Epilogue-The Producer Finally Silences The Instruments. Final Epilogue: The Highest Goodness I
Harry Partch
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