Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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 M None of the materials used in this production have been located. SRC
reports that searches on 3 different occasions proved fruitless. Whether
the original 14 numbers were rewritten to any extent is unknown.
 C In 1917, according to the Temple Artisan 18:4 (Oct 1917), p244-45,
the two "scenes" with music by HC were preceded by The Four Spin-
ners, with text by Varian but music by W. H. Dower (the leader of
the Halcyon Temple), J. W. Dower, and Edgar Cheatham. For 1930,
HC incorporated some of the Spinners into the beginning of Bamba,
making use (so he told SRC) of some of Edgar Cheatham's music.
The result was the "opera in 4 scenes" listed above.
This version, with the same cast, was "taken on the road": to the Forest
Theater, Carmel, 23 Aug 1930, later to Palo Alto and elsewhere (pro-
grams in CC at NYPL). It is a curious fact that, although the 7 Aug
production at Halcyon took place during the Temple's annual August
convention, in which it had played an important part in 1917, the
Temple Artisan issues for August through December 1930 show not
 asingle reference to Cowell or Bamba that I have found.
220 The Red Flame of Midyar [for piano]
(1) Bron of the White Light [and] The Spear of Red Flame.
Maestoso, pi
(2) Introduction to the Red Flame. [Tempo mark unreadable
because of torn comer], p2
 D [Jul?] 1917. The torn comer has claimed the date, if any. SRC com-
ments (at bottom of p2): "Two incomplete fragments for Varian's
mythological poems and pageants." She (or HC through her) thinks
the piece dates from before the production of Bamba (no. 219) on
18 Aug 1917. In his list of numbers for Bamba in CD, HC fails to
identify nos. 8 and 9; through SRC's note on no. 219/8 he identifies
it as one of the two. The Red Flame is a possible candidate for the
other spot.
 M Pencil sketches, the 1st incomplete in 26m, the 2nd incomplete in 21m.
The appearance of the paper, notation, and lettering supports the con-
jectural dating in D.
221Some Music [for piano]
 D Sep 1917 (CD 170)
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