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Bob Hughes <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 3 Oct 2007 10:56:58 -0800
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Dear Friends,
We have been out of touch and send greetings.
Is the Ezra Pound Society in Japan still active? Can anyone provide a 
Please reply directly to our email:
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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 
Pleyel, Paris.
    "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 
music scores.)
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,
Margaret Fisher
Bob Hughes
Second Evening Art Publishing
Emeryville CA