Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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[369] mosso e Piu Maestoso - Poco meno mosso - Faster - Slower - Very
broadly (larghissimo) - Listesso tempo
 D As a piano piece this work must have been completed before 23 Jun
1923 when HC wrote his father from Berlin that he was working on
it "to make it suitable for singing." No vocal version has been found.
 M Pencil sketch essentially complete on 12p, corrections in ink
 C The series of tempo marks for this work takes the top prize among
HC's for length, variety of language, and minute concern for the art
of indicating tempo changes (15 in 12 pages!). The piece was on the
program of his Chicago debut, 28 Feb 1924, with no claim of first
performance. Full title there: Irish Legend: The Vision ofAma [sic].
370 The Aeolian Harp For Piano Strings
Lento, in improvisatory style
 D [ ca 1923] HC often referred to this work as his "first piano string piece"
(but see no. 367) and he sometimes (according to SRC) spoke of its
dating from before the 1920s. Yet when he came to introduce this
piece on a recording (Folkways FM-3349) he said only that it was
written "about 1923." Source (a) bears a dedication to Armitt Brown.
 M (a) Ink copy complete in 30m on 2p
(b) Pencil draft complete in 30m on Ip. On verso are 5m of
sketches for Scooting (no. 353/4).
 P Sheet music (2p, marked Tempo rubato) copyright 1930 by Walter
Quincke (later AMP); R in Piano Music by Henry Cowell (AMP,
1960), plO
 C This is an example of the "piano string" pieces of HC in which the
player strokes, plucks, and otherwise sounds the piano strings di-
rectly?in this instance suggesting the gentle, murmuring tones of an
aeolian harp, or wind harp, set in vibration by the breeze. In 1930-31
HC took a poem written by his father and put it to a melody using
this piece as a background (no. 477); that work he later arranged for
violin and piano (no. 477a).
371 Love Song [for piano]
Moderate maestoso
 D [ca 1923?]
 M Pencil draft complete on 4p. Musically distinct from no. 372.
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