Tag Archives: Henry Cowell

April 24

Divergent Directions: Music in the Twentieth Century

Music in the twentieth century saw composers moving in multiple directions. Some sought to break free from the strictures of harmony and the conventions of previous periods, while others rejected modernist ideologies. Nearly all composers felt the influence of communist and fascist regimes in Europe, either directly through censorship, or through working in opposition. The […]

October 04

Altissimo, Jungle Flute, and Deep-House Music. Summer in the Mediterranean.

Summer has finished here in the Mediterranean. It’s cooler now and I’m writing this long overdue update from a rainy Sicily. It’s been an interesting summer. I’ve devoted a lot of hours to really focused practicing and have developed some new things. This summer has mostly been about Altissimo, flute doubling, house music, and Aperol […]

January 21

Henry Cowell ‘Air and Scherzo’

Does anyone know where to get the piano reduction for Henry Cowell’s ‘Air and Scherzo’ for alto saxophone and small orchestra? I played this piece for a competition years ago but seem to have lost my piano reduction. It also seems that it is not available anywhere on the internet. Henry Cowell was a true […]