Bitter rituals for a lost nation: Partch's Revelation in the Courthouse Park and Bernstein's Mass

Sheppard, W. Anthony
September 1996
Musical Quarterly;Fall96, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p461
Academic Journal
Features Harry Partch's `Revelation in the Courthouse Park' and Leonard Bernstein's `Mass,' both examples of music theater based on ritual models. Dramatic structure and text of both works; Primary topics raised by both works; Reception of and criticism against both works.


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