Dark Brother


Program Note

Thomas Wolfe, “God’s Lonely Man”

Baritone ~ Adapted Viola ~ Bass Marimba ~ Chromelodeon ~ Kithara

Also from 1943 comes the composer’s deeply serious setting of an essay on loneliness penned by Thomas Wolfe. Dark Brother’s probing text surely resonated with the composer’s own solitary wanderings, clearly articulating his own misgivings about the struggles of the truly creative person in a modern world which most often turns a deaf ear to innovation.

About Harry Partch

Partch was born in Oakland, California, on June 24, 1901, and spent much of his early years in the American Southwest, where he was exposed to music and sound from…