Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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[867]D HC to Olive Cowell, 18 Aug 1959: "... I have finished Mela and
Fair. . . ."Commissioned by the U.S. Information Agency for use
with the U.S. exhibit at the World Agricultural Fair that opened in
New Delhi on 11 Dec 1959. (Mela is the Hindi word for "fair" in this
sense.)
 I Exact instrumentation unknown
 F Recorded in U.S.A. for broadcast at the Fair; first broadcast on Sun-
day, 13 Dec 1959
 M Pencil sketch, headed "complete short score," on pl-5, 7,10-11; other
pages not present
868 Iridescent Rondo in Old Modes For Accordion Solo
Allegro moderate (♩ = 84) - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - Piu mosso
 -Presto (♩ = 152) - Tempo I
 D HC's letter to Olive Cowell, 18 Aug 1959, reports the piece "just fin-
ished." "Written for the American Accordionists' Association" (cap-
tion).
 F In Carnegie Recital Hall, New York, by Carmen Carrozza under
auspices of the National Association for American Composers and
Conductors, 21 Nov 1959
 M (a) Ink score on 11 masters, undated
(b) Pencil sketch, 2p, bearing (beginning?) date of "July 1959," ac-
companied by 4p of prints from score (a)
 P Sheet music (13p) copyright 1960, Momac Music Co.
 C On the inside front cover of the sheet music HC charts the modal
organization of the piece, which is identical with that of Perpetual
Rhythm (no. 877), q.v.
869 Characters [for orchestra]
(1) Cowboy. Andante (♩ =90), 3p
(2) The Mysterious Oriental. Moderate (♩ = 72 or less), 3p
(3) The Profound One. Andante maestoso (♩ = 66), 4p
(4) Deep Thinker. Lento espressivo, Ip
(5) The Frightened Scurrier. Moderate (♩ = 100), 3p
(6) The Celestial Soul. Allegretto quasi andante (♩ = 120), 3p
(7) The Jaunty Irishman. Allegro (jig, ♩ = 100), 4p
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