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Cage/Harrison-Double Music (P) OS

Model: P06296A

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$22.00

Composed in collaboration with Lou Harrison, indepedantly from eachother. Cage composed parts 1 and 3 (soprano and tenor), Harrison parts 2 and 4 (alto and bass). Dynamics are scarcely indicated, but the instrumentation is specific, althou...
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Composed in collaboration with Lou Harrison, indepedantly from eachother. Cage composed parts 1 and 3 (soprano and tenor), Harrison parts 2 and 4 (alto and bass). Dynamics are scarcely indicated, but the instrumentation is specific, although substitutions are allowed. They basically agreed on composing 200 measures. Cage's parts have a rhythmic structure of 14 times 14 measures (plus a coda of 4 measures), using the number series 4,3,2,5. The instruments used are bells, brakedrums, sistra, gongs, tam-tams and thundersheet. There is no progress from soft to loud in the work, it is just a continuous festive whole. Parts Only.

Number of Players: 4
Difficulty: Grade 4
Instrumentation:
  • Player I: 6 Water Buffalo Bells, 6 Brake Drums

  • Player II: 2 Sistra, 6 Graduated Sleigh Bells, 6 Brake Drums, Thundersheet

  • Player III: 3 Temple Gongs, Tam-Tam, 6 Cowbells

  • Player IV: 6 Muted Chinese Gongs, Tam-Tam, Water Gong


  • John Cage was born on September 5, 1912 in Los Angeles, California and died in New York City on August 12, 1992. He studied liberal arts at Pomona College. Among his composition teachers were Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg. Cage was elected to the American National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and received innumerable awards and honors both in the United States and in Europe.

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