Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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[610] phony Orchestra. Sevitzky wanted works that would be special to each
campus when the orchestra played there, so he sent HC two of the
leading songs of each institution. The piece for Purdue was completed
and played. The piece for Indiana was also completed: a letter in the
Sevitzky papers at LC testifies that HC mailed the score to him on
18 Feb 1941. But the file testifies that Sevitzky was upset: the new
piece was too much like the Purdue piece. There must have been a
phone call, for on 23 Feb 1941 HC sent a new and fancier ending
for the overture.
 I 2332 4331 timp, perc str
 F It was not the ending that worried Sevitzky, however, and he ap-
parently never played the Indiana University Overture; searches in
both Bloomington and Indianapolis have failed to turn up perfor-
mance materials or any record of a performance.
 M (a) Pencil draft complete in condensed score on 2 staves, 12p
(b) The final pages, 19 and 20, of an ink full score in a folder of
miscellaneous fragments no doubt represent the replaced first
ending.
 C From source (a) it is easy to see why Sevitzky was unhappy: HC had
changed the school songs; he had composed a new main theme of
his own. But the new main theme, while quite different as to inter-
vals, has more than a family resemblance to his Purdue main theme,
and the whole piece seems quite undistinguished apart from the liveli-
ness of the Indiana alma mater ("Annie Lisle") and its marching song.
Although he removed the main presentations of these two themes
when he adapted this piece later in the year for no. 617, he retained
his own 6/8 jig version of the alma mater?expanded it, in fact?put
 anew fanfare introduction on the front, and came up with a very
Shipshape Overture.
611 Two-Bits [for flute and piano]
(1) A Tuneful Bit. Andante, pl-2
(2) A Blarneying Bit. Allegro, p3-5
 D [Mar?] 1941. In the beginning HC had only one Bit, the second of
this pair; it is described as completed in HC's letter of 10 May 1939
to Richard Franko Goldman. But the publisher wanted a second Bit
so he could sell Two-Bite for fifty cents. HC accommodated him, but
before the two pieces could be published the second Bit (composed
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