Plectra & Percussion Dances

Plectra & Percussion Dances
Harry Partch Trust Fund First Edition, 1953

Castor & Pollux - A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini (1931-1933)

    (Omitted on this edition: The first three sections of Castor; the fourth [tutti] begins the record)

Ring Around The Moon

    Voice - Lynn Ludlow

Even Wild Horses - Dance Music for an Absent Drama (excerpts)

    Voice - Allan Louw

On all of the above:

The Gate 5 Ensemble of Sausalito, conducted by Horace Schwartz

    Richard Barnett
    Ruita Churchill
    Vincent Delgado
    Robert Garfias
    Henry Jaramillo
    Lynn Ludlow
    Harry Partch
    Jerry Schimmel
    Michele Slivka
    Allen Smith
    Marc Smith

Cover illustration by Gordon Onslow-Ford

Additional Notes: This edition was the first 33 1/3 RPM LP that Partch produced, and he had hoped to include the works in their entirety. After the notes for the back cover had been printed (listing all movements intact), the omissions had to be 'crossed-out' in red ink, and there was printed, on the bottom of the jacket, the following:

    * Deleted as a sacrificial offering to the jealous gods of technology.
Finally, this disk had (has) the undeniably lovely sonic and visual qualities that only come on green unbreakable vinylite.
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