Two Settings from Lewis Carroll


Program Note

1. The Mock Turtle Song
2. O Frabjous Day!
A program for the Young People’s Concert Series of the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club inspired the composition Oh Frabjous Day!, a setting of the famed nonsense rhyme “Jabberwocky” from Alice in Wonderland. A few months later, Partch composed a companion piece The Mock Turtle Song festooning his HypoBass/wood block with seven tuned brass artillery shell casings, thus transforming it into the Spoils of War.

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…