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Update from Second Evening Art Publishing
Two of our three editions of Pound's "Le Testament" will be out by the
end of the year. We'll send more information when we have pricing. These
are performance scores (music) with editors' annotation.
"Le Testament," a reconstruction of the 1926 concert at the Salle
"Le Testament," the final complete version, 1933-1934, never performed.
(Regarding the latter score, Pound rewrote the entire score in simpler
meters and rhythms, achieving the desired maximum clarity he sought for
a decade. We were able to assemble a definitive edition during two
months of intensive research at the Beinecke last year. The score had
been neglected, remaining unidentified and inconspicuous among the many
Both scores are engraved and should provide a ready means of access to
Pound's most salient musical composition.
We have placed a finding aid to the music of "Le Testament", including
sketches, with the Beinecke. The finding aid can also be downloaded in
pdf form from our website. It should be considered a work in progress,
with any corrections, additions most welcome.
We next plan to publish the 1923 Pound/Anthiel Le Testament "Gold Score"
in facsimile, accompanied by extensive background and notes by the
editors--capping our series The Music of Ezra Pound--the grand finale!
Sending our best wishes,
Second Evening Art Publishing