Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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 I Instruments not specified; SRC says for "keyboard"
 M Ink copy complete in 41m on 2 masters
719 Saturday Night at the Firehouse [for orchestra] 1948
Allegro - Meno mosso - Tempo I
 D 15 Jun 1948
 I 2121 2200 perc ["with fly swatter" for sn dr] pf harp (ad lib)
str
 M (a) Ink full score oft 36 masters
(b) "Complete Sketch"?complete pencil draft in condensed score
on 2 staves, 126m, plus repeats and D.S., on 5p. Bears earlier
title, Saratoga.
 P AMP contract dated 15 Jun 1948. Condensed score and parts copy-
right, published, 18 Feb 1949. Later listed as for rental.
 C The tide of this piece refers to the practice, once common in certain
rural communities in the U.S., of using the firehouse as a community
center for dancing and socializing, with the proceeds going to pay
for the fire engine. Both square and round dances were enjoyed, and
music was provided by local bands featuring fiddle, harmonica, banjo,
guitar, and sometimes drums, with a caller as master of ceremonies.
"This gay little piece is not a literal transcription, but uses melodies
composed in the style of country dance music for a slightly more
sophisticated orchestral fabric" (from the preface by SRC in the ink
holograph and published scores).
720 All Dressed Up [for piano]
Moderate
 D 12 Jul 1948. This is the 1st of 3 more easy piano pieces (see no. 667)
sold by HC during the 1940s, though they may have been composed
several years earlier (see also nos. 725, 738, and 739).
 M Pencil draft complete in 24m, plus repeats, on 2p. HC's title: Betsy
Ann gets all dressed up.
 P Contract signed 12 Jul 1948. Sheet music (2p) copyright 1949, Cen-
tury Music Publishing Co.
721 Deirdre of the Sorrows [for piano] 1948
Allegro molto - Poco meno mosso - Allegro molto - Poco meno mosso
 D 19 Jul 1948. Commissioned by dancer Gertrude Lippincott before
choreographing her dance, which is based on an incident in John M.
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