The Tides of Manaunaun

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Published on: 2 October 2007

Da Art of the States, la prima composizione per pianoforte con massiccia presenza di cluster.

Henry Cowell (1897-1965) – The Tides of Manaunaun (c. 1912) – Sorrel Hays, piano
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The Tides of Manaunaun was written as a prelude to an opera based on Irish mythology. In Irish mythology, Manaunaun was the god of motion and of the waves of the sea; and according to the mythology, at the time when the universe was being built, Manaunaun swayed all of the materials out of which the universe was being built with fine particles which were distributed everywhere through cosmos. And he kept these moving in rhythmical tides so that they should remain fresh when the time came for their use in the building of the universe.
[Henry Cowell]

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