Young and Matured Henry Cowell with his music note.
 
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682 Fiddle Jig [for violin and piano]
Allegro non troppo
 D [1945?]
 M Pencil sketch with melody complete (36m on 2p) but accompaniment
meagre (on pi only)
 C This jig is not a simple child's piece like the 1944 Fiddle Jig (no. 667/2).
The tide is followed in the caption by "(Szig.)," and SRC explains
that Joseph Szigeti had asked the Cowells about American country
fiddling and had expressed an interest in learning the style. SRC sent
him recordings of American folk fiddling, and this sketch probably
represents an effort on the part of HC to give Szigeti something in
that style that he could play. From this sketch, melodically complete,
HC may have drafted a complete copy and sent it to Szigeti, but there
is no evidence that the latter played it. An interesting note in HC's
hand at the beginning of the trio, top of p2, reads: "Piano does it?
Violin in pipe breaks." Here the piano does take the lead while the
fiddle imitates bagpipe skirls on every 4th beat?a device HC had
used in the oboe Ostinati (no. 532) of 1937.
683 Lookit! I'm a Cowboy [for piano]
[No tempo mark]
 D [ca 1945?]
 M Pencil draft (with ink emendations) complete in 40m, plus repeats,
on p4 of a double fold with Playing Tag (no. 685) on pi
 C Although this and no. 685 are not dated, they seem clearly to belong
(with no. 681) in the series of easy piano pieces sold to McKinley
Publishers in 1944 (see no. 667).
684 Party Pieces Arranged for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano by
Robert Hughes
20 numbered pieces
 D [ca 1945?] The pieces composed communally "by Virgil Thomson,
Henry Cowell, John Cage and Lou Harrison." Lou Harrison in a
foreword: "The pieces . . . were composed (especially this set of them)
in the following way: Each composer present would write a measure,
fold the paper at the barline and, on the new fresh sheet, put only
two notes to guide the next composer in his connection. The next com-
poser would write a bar, fold at the barline and leave two more black
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