LOU HARRISON (1917-2003): Serenade, Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Suite for National Steel Guitar, Ditone Set, In Honor of the Divine Mr. Handel.
Catalogue Number: 05J090
Description: Some of these works are originals by Harrison for just intonation guitar and some are adaptations of other Harrison works by guitarist Schneider (i.e. the first suite was originally for harp). The combination of Harrison's typical eclectic (especially far Eastern) sources and the just intonation of the guitar make these works sound almost as exotic as much of this composer's other œuvre, especially when accompanied by percussion (unspecified and unmentioned in the notes) as some pieces (or movements) are. Recorded in Harrison's straw-bale house in Joshua Tree, CA. John Schneider (guitars), Just Strings.