Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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 M (a) Ink score on 8 masters ,
(b) Pencil sketches incomplete on 2 leaves, 2 to 4 staves
 P Octavo sheet music (15p) copyright 1952, Merrymount Music Press,
Mercury Music Corp. (later Presser)
 C This piece is based on the Irish tune "The Cook in the Kitchen"; see
Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland (Chicago, 1907; R New
York: Oak Publications, 1976), no. 252. HC took die tune, as well
as the words, from SRC's field recording in Missouri.
743 O'ffiggins of Chile An Opera in 3 Acts 1949
 D 1949. Undertaken on a commission from Alice M. Ditson Fund.
 T Libretto by Elizabeth Harald [Lomax]
 M (a) Ink piano-vocal score complete on 214 masters. The half-tide
on the cover/tide-page reads: O'Higgins: The Lion of the Andes.
(b) Pencil draft in condensed score, apparendy complete in essen-
tials on some 304p (9 sheaves of MS, each representing 1 scene,
plus a folder of miscellaneous pages). (Box A)
(c) Ozalid prints from masters in (a) with some duplicates; most
prints in accordion-pleated gatherings of 3-6p. Estimated total:
346 prints. (Box B)
(x) Typed synopses, typed scripts (including 2 soft-bound scripts,
about 85p each), other miscellaneous typed communications plus
occasional HC holograph notations. Estimated total: over 240p.
(Box C)
 C This work was never orchestrated, never performed; libretto trouble
proved serious, and political events in the United States by sheer coin-
cidence turned unfavorable.
The libretto is based upon what is supposed to be the true story of
General Bemardo O'Higgins, whom HC learned about when he was
working at the Pan-American Union, Washington, in 1941. O'Hig-
gins was the son of an aristocratic Chilean lady and an itinerant Irish
peddler who so impressed the King of Spain with his administrative
ideas that he was eventually appointed Viceroy of Peru. The son
became a leader of the South American rebels against Spanish rule.
Crossing the Andes with a ragged but devoted army nominally led
by Jose de San Martin, he captured Santiago from the rear and pro-
claimed Chilean independence. According to the story line of the
libretto, he was offered the first presidency of Chile, but he declined
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