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Castor & Pollux

A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini (2nd Version, 1968)

By Harry Partch

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Ensemble (Kithara II * Surrogate Kithara * Cloud-Chamber Bowls *Harmonic Canon II * High Bass Marimba * Diamond Marimba * Low Bass Marimba (2 players))
A Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini (2nd Version, 1968). Composed by Harry Partch (1901-1974). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Study Score. Classical. Study score, Facsimile edition. Composed 1968. 36 pages. Duration 8'. Schott Music #ED 22729. Published by Schott Music (HL.49045926).

Item Number: HL.49045926

ISBN 9790001165372. 8.25x11.75 inches.

Castor and Pollux is a dance piece that tells the story of Leda with the swan and the birth of the twins Castor and Pollux. Partchs score consists of two halves, one for each of the twins. The first three scenes of each half are written for two instruments and areplayed by two dancers. In the final scene Chorus of Birth from the Egg, all six musicians and six dancers act simultaneously: a dynamic superimposition of rhythm, melody and harmony.

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