Ostinato Pianissimo, HC 505 (Cowell, Henry)

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Sheet Music


PDF scanned by Peter Nelson-King
Prking (2016/7/5)

Publisher. Info. New Music Quarterly, Vol.26, No.1
Sam Francisco: New Music Edition, 1953.
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General Information

Work Title Ostinato Pianissimo
Alternative. Title Ostinato Pianissimo for Percussion Band
Composer Cowell, Henry
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HC 505
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHC 12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Allegro ( = 60) sempre pianissimo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1934
First Publication. 1953
Dedication For Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation percussion (8 players)