Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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212Norwegian Music [for piano]
 D 3 Oct 1916. On program with English Music (no. 208); possibly also
from no. 120.
213 [Dynamic Motion and Encores for piano]
213/1 Dynamic Motion [for piano]
Allegro
 D Nov 1916 (CD 166). Nov 1916 was HC's first full month in New York,
where he studied briefly at the Institute of Musical Art and prepared
for his first public performance in the city.
 M (a) Complete pencil draft, on 6p, dated November 1916 on the MS
by HC (via SRC's hand) despite the fact that its paper and nota-
tional style appear to be earlier than those of the 4p holograph
(b), and that its original tempo mark. Largo, has been replaced
by Allegro?the only mark to be seen on the 4p version.
(b) A holograph version complete on 4p, with the triangular note-
heads that HC developed after his army service (Feb 1918-May
1919). It appears in every way to be the later of the 2 manu-
scripts. HC dated it, via SRC's hand, "circa 1914," but one
suspects that his memory played him false.
 P Sheet music (4p, preceded by a page with Explanation of Symbols)
copyright 1922, Breitkopf and Haertel (later AMP); R in The Piano
Music of Henry Cowell, vol. 2 (AMP, 1982), p27-30
 C Dynamic Motion was one of the chief pieces with which HC excited
critical and public comment about his manhandling of the piano.
Fresh out of the army, he played a program for the Sequoia Club,
San Francisco, which held a reception in his honor. A writer next
day in the San Francisco Call and Post (19 Jun 1919, p2, coll) re-
ported: "Dynamic Motion is a musical impression of the New York
subway. The clamor in the subterranean darkness . . . rushing along
insanely under the earth, a touch of horror and suggested suspense
 .. . Dynamic Motion spreads like disease through the music. It is
beauty in the atomic stage." Louise Vermont, in The Greenwich
Villager (15 Apr 1922), reported more urbanely that "for a closing
number Cowell played one of his amazing compositions which he calls
Dynamic Motion. At the finish of it three women lay in a dead faint
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