Labyrinth No. 3

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Lou Harrison

General Info

Year: 1941
Duration: c. 20'
Difficulty: 5 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Music for Percussion
Cost: Score and Parts - unknown


I. Allegro Moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro Moderato Maestoso


Player I: 5 woodblocks, 3 small bolts, claves, sistrum, triangle
Player II: 5 dragon mouths, 5 flower pots, 5 cupbells, maracas
Player III: 5 porcelain bowls, 2 gongs, sistrum, hexatone
Player IV: 5 glasses, wood rattle, rasp, elephant bell
Player V: 5 cowbells, 5 brake drums, guiro, saw
Player VI: 3 muted gongs, Javanese button gong, Japanese wind glasses, large thunder sheet
Player VII: teponazli, large temple bell, hexatone
Player VIII: 5 high drums, bongos, guiro, water gong
Player IX: 5 tom-toms, maracas
Player X: 2 bass drums, tam-tam (very large and deep)
Player XI: contrabass viol, 2 cymbals, saw, contrabass drum


None discovered thus far.

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A Tribute to Charon (Passage throught Darkness/Counterdance in Spring) - Percussion Trio
Ariadne - Solo Percussion and Flute acc.
Beverly's Troubadour Piece - Percussion and Harp
Bomba (Harrison) - Percussion Quintet
Canticle No. 1 - Percussion Quintet
Canticle No. 3 - Percussion Quartet; Ocarina; Guitar (6 Players)
Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra - Percussion Octet; Organ, Piano
Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra - Percussion Quintet, Violin
Double Fanfare - Percussion Ensemble 12 - Harrison/Cirone
Double Music - Percussion Quartet - Cage/Harrison
Fifth Simfony - Percussion Quartet
First Concerto - Percussion Duo and Flute
Fugue - Percussion Quartet
In Praise of Johnny Appleseed (for Dance and Percussion) - Percussion Trio; Flute; Dancer
Labyrinth No. 3 - Percussion Ensemble (11)
Orpheus - for the Singer to the Dance - Percussion Ensemble (15); Solo Voice; Chorus
Serenade - Percussion; Guitar
Simfony No. 13 - Percussion Quartet
Suite - Percussion Quintet
Suite No. 1 - Percussion; Guitar
The Drums of Orpheus - from the ballet "Orpheus"
The Song of Queztecoatl - Percussion Quartet

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