Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments. Harry PARTCH.
Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments.
Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments.

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Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments.

NY: Da Capo Press (1974), second edition, enlarged (with a new 9pp. author's preface), second printing, 1975. Gilt-titled red cloth. 518pp. Includes numerous photo-illustrations (some colour plates) of Partch's instruments.

First published in 1949, this enlarged edition provides Partch's definitive statement of his compositional philosophy. Features charts, diagrams, bibliography, chronology of instruments, major works and performances, etc.

Very Good plus or better in slightly spine-faded dw. Neat contemporary ownership signature of composer, record producer, filmmaker and record label owner, Cameron Allan, to front free endpaper.

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