NeologisticsMusicSelah → Selah Score

After dinner on November 28, 1973, I sat down at the piano with a blue felt-tip pen in my hand and created this two-page piece of graphical music, which I titled Selah, for 24 sustaining instruments. It's really more to look at than to play. Before it turned yellow I used to leave it on the piano just for looks.

At the time I had been been listening repeatedly to an amazing composition for big band with solo piano by composer Michael Mantler, played by Cecil Taylor with the Jazz Composer's Orchestra.

Scroll on down to see blowups of a couple of sections.

Selah, page 1

Toward the top of the left page.

Selah, page 1 closeup

The bottom right of the left page.

Selah, page 1 cloesup