Henry Cowell - The Tides of Manaunaun
For Solo (instrumental or vocal part)
Uploaded on May 5, 2019
A transcription of The Tides of Manaunaun, "...a short piano piece in B♭ minor by American composer Henry Cowell (1897–1965). It premiered publicly in 1917, serving as a prelude to a theatrical production, The Building of Banba. The Tides of Manaunaun is the best known of Cowell's many tone cluster pieces."
The unusual notation in the bass is a tone cluster. It requires using a palm to press 13 notes in the bottom register of the piano. Later, the entire forearm is used to play 25 note clusters. The arpeggio notation is a rolling of the arm from the lowest to highest notes.
I think I can get the playback system to simulate this with invisible notes.
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