Lou Harrison

Composer. Born 14 May 1917. Died 2 February 2003
Lou Harrison
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1917-05-14
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Lou Harrison

Lou Harrison Biography (Wikipedia)

Lou Silver Harrison (May 14, 1917 – February 2, 2003) was an American composer. He was a student of Henry Cowell, and Arnold Schoenberg. He worked with noted Javanese Gamelan musician K. P. H. Notoprojo.

Harrison is particularly noted for incorporating elements of the music of non-Western cultures into his work, with a number of pieces written for Javanese style gamelan instruments, including ensembles constructed and tuned by Harrison and his partner William Colvig. The majority of his works are written in just intonation rather than the more widespread equal temperament. Harrison is one of the most prominent composers to have worked with microtones.

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Lou Harrison Tracks

Lou Harrison
Avalokiteshvara
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Avalokiteshvara

Avalokiteshvara

Performer
Beverly Bellows
William Colvig

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Lou Harrison
Harp Suite (1952-1977)
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Harp Suite (1952-1977)
Lou Harrison
Symphony No.3 (4th mvt: Largo Ostinato)
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Symphony No.3 (4th mvt: Largo Ostinato)
Lou Harrison
Largo Ostinato
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Largo Ostinato

Largo Ostinato

Performer
Linda Birman-Hall
John Cage
Suite for Toy Piano
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Suite for Toy Piano
Lou Harrison
Varied Trio - Bowl Bells
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Varied Trio - Bowl Bells

Varied Trio - Bowl Bells

Performer
Donna Fairbanks
Hilary Demske
Doug Smith
Lou Harrison
Canticle no 1
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Canticle no 1

Canticle no 1

Ensemble
Maelstom Percussion Ensemble
Lou Harrison
Fugue for Percussion, for 4 percussionists
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Fugue for Percussion, for 4 percussionists

Fugue for Percussion, for 4 percussionists

Performer
William Winant Percussion Group
Lou Harrison
Garden of the Sun (Solstice)
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Garden of the Sun (Solstice)
Lou Harrison
New Moon: IV. Barcarolle
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New Moon: IV. Barcarolle

New Moon: IV. Barcarolle

Ensemble
Parallele Ensemble
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Lou Harrison
Cornish Lancaran
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Cornish Lancaran

Cornish Lancaran

Ensemble
Musicians of the Gamelan Si Betty
Lou Harrison
Varied Trio 1. Gending
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Varied Trio 1. Gending
Lou Harrison
Stampede, Allegro
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Stampede, Allegro

Stampede, Allegro

Performer
Joanna McGregor
Lou Harrison
La Koro Sutro: Strofo 4
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La Koro Sutro: Strofo 4

La Koro Sutro: Strofo 4

Choir
Chorus and Chamber Chorus of the University of California at Berkele
Ensemble
American Gamelan
Lou Harrison
Serenade, "Serenade for Frank Wigglesworth"
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Serenade, "Serenade for Frank Wigglesworth"
John Cage
Double Music
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Double Music

Double Music

Ensemble
Percussionists of the California Symphony Orchestra
Lou Harrison
In memory of Victor Jowers
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In memory of Victor Jowers

In memory of Victor Jowers

Performer
Rebecca Van de Ven
Jennifer Cass
Lou Harrison
Jahla in the Form of a Ductia to Pleasure Leopold Stokowski on his 90th birthday
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Jahla in the Form of a Ductia to Pleasure Leopold Stokowski on his 90th birthday
Dennis Russell Davies
Suite from the ballet "Solstice", Part 1 - Garden of the Sun
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Suite from the ballet "Solstice", Part 1 - Garden of the Sun
Lou Harrison
Music for Bill and Me
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Music for Bill and Me

Music for Bill and Me

Performer
Ester Gattoni
Lou Harrison
Avalokiteshvara
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Avalokiteshvara
Lou Harrison
Serenade for Frank Wigglesworth
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Serenade for Frank Wigglesworth

Serenade for Frank Wigglesworth

Performer
Karen Gottlieb
Lou Harrison
Suite for violin, piano and small orchestra (3rd, 4th and 5th mvts)
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Suite for violin, piano and small orchestra (3rd, 4th and 5th mvts)
Lou Harrison
Solo to Antony Cirone
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Solo to Antony Cirone
Lou Harrison
Varied Trio for violin, percussion and piano
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Varied Trio for violin, percussion and piano
Lou Harrison
Garden of the Sun (Solstice)
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Garden of the Sun (Solstice)

Garden of the Sun (Solstice)

Performer
Timothy Day
Barry Jekowsky
Members of the California Symphony
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Lou Harrison
Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra (finale)
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Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra (finale)

Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra (finale)

Performer
Ensemble
San Francisco Symphony Percussion
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Gamelan Pacifica
A Soedjatmoko Set, Movement 3
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A Soedjatmoko Set, Movement 3
Lou Harrison
Suite for Symphonic Strings: Chorale
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Suite for Symphonic Strings: Chorale

Suite for Symphonic Strings: Chorale

Orchestra
The New Professionals Orchestra London
Yvar Mikhashoff
A Waltz for Evelyn Hinrichsen
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A Waltz for Evelyn Hinrichsen
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Symphony No 2 "Elegiac" (feat. Edwin Outwater)
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Symphony No 2 "Elegiac" (feat. Edwin Outwater)
Adrienne Varner, Jarrad Powell, Lou Harrison & Gamelan Pacifica
Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan: II
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Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan: II

Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan: II

Performer
Adrienne Varner, Jarrad Powell, Lou Harrison & Gamelan Pacifica
Lou Harrison
Vernal Dance from 'Solstice'
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Vernal Dance from 'Solstice'
Lou Harrison
Old Time Spiritual
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 Old Time Spiritual
Lou Harrison
Piano Concerto: Slow Movement
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Piano Concerto: Slow Movement
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