Podcast: Cowell’s Seven Rituals of Music

Part 4: Henry Cowell, one of the great American composers, wrote an astonishing variety of symphonic works – large and small, intimate and bombastic, funny and poignant. An ardent ethnomusicologist, his influences range from Navaho chants to Japanese theater. This is the fourth in our sweeping symphonic series on Henry Cowell.


Symphonic Series Number 4!

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us orchestral music by this little-known American master.

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #64: Henry Cowell – “Seven Rituals”

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Henry Cowell
Symphony #11 “Seven Rituals of Music
VI. Vivace
Robert Whitney: Louisville Orchestra
First Edition FECD-0003

Henry Cowell
Symphony #11 (“Seven Rituals of Music“) (1954)
I. Andantino
II. Allegro
III. Lento
IV. Presto
V. Adagio
VI. Vivace
VII. Andante
Robert Whitney conducts the Louisville Orchestra
[First Edition FECD-0003]

Henry Cowell
Music When Soft Voices Die
Mary Ann Hart, Robert Osborne, Jeanne Golan
Albany Troy 240

Henry Cowell
Symphony No. 7
I. Maestoso
II. Andante
III. Presto
IV. Maestoso
William Strickland conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) ‎– CD 740

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