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1 Allen, Reginald Sir Arthur Sullivan: Composer & Personage
NY Pierpont Morgan Library 1975 87598049x First Edition Stff Wraps Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 11 in Tall 
215 pp. on heavy stock, beige stiff wraps with engraving of Sullivan on front cover. Close to new, except for a one-inch gouge at the top of spine. Binding firm. Text and endpapers clean. No markings or writing. A catalog of the Pierpont Morgan Library's collection of Arthur Sullivan's papers, including his musical scores, letters, photographs, etc. The notes on each entry include a wealth of biographical detail. Published in conjunction with a centennial exhibition of the library's holdings related to the composer. Gale D'Luhy is listed as collaborator on the catalog. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Apel, Willi and Daniel, Ralph T. The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music
NY Washington Square Press (Pocket Books) 1962 2nd Printing Mass Market Paperback Good  12mo -- 7 in Tall 
341 pp. Text heavily toned and paper somewhat brittle but intact. Still tight. Previous owner's embossed mark on title page. No other markings. A handy survey of important names and terminology in music, with entries arranged alphabetically.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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3 Armstrong, Harry, Ed. Spiritual Life Songs
NY Abingdon-Cokesbury Press Trade Paperback Fair No Jacket Hymnal 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
142 pp.+ Front cover and title page detached. Rest of textblock secure. Previous owner's name near top of front cover. Previous owner's stamping on inside cover. Several red checkmarks next to song titles. A useful easy to carry paperback containing many of the popular hymns and revival tunes of U.S. Christianity in the 1920s and 30s. Many have a born-again theme. Not dated, but war production board stamp indicates it was published in the 1940s. Pages toned but very legible. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Bagar, Robert and Biancolli, Louis The Concert Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Symphonic Music
NY Whkittlesey House (McGraw Hill) 1947 Cloth Very Good No Jacket Association Copy 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
868 pp.Rubbed and discolored spine, but binding sturdy and text nearly clean, just one or two pencil notations. Previous owner's ID on inside cover shows it was used by "Tippen" Davidson, the late founder and music director of now-defunct Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach, Fl. Davidson, a newspaper publisher, also was instrumental in arranging several summer concert series by the London Symphony Orchestra in Daytona Beach, a cultural highlight for Florida for many years. The guide is a detailed but readable reference book for the educated layman seeking to understand the history and musical significance of works by 163 composers, including 43 Americans. The authors were newspaper critics in New York. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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5 Baily, Leslie The Gilbert & Sullivan Book
London Cassell and Co. 1952 2nd Edition Cloth Good + No Jacket 4to-- 9.75 in Tall 
443 pp. Moderate rubbing and fading of spine, smaller rubbed spots on front and rear covers, moderate foxing on a few preliminary pages and occasional marginal foxing in text. Front and rear joints split and textblock loose but still attached. A detailed and charming history of the creation and initial production of Gilbert & Sullivan's various comic operas in the 1869-1900 period. With 10 color plates and 400 small b&w photos and drawings. Photos available upon request. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Out of Sync, Bass, Lance
6 Bass, Lance Out of Sync
New York Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster) 2007 1416585982 / 9781416585985 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
195 pp. with 8 pp. of glossy color photos. Lightly read. Upper right corner nicked. No markings. Spine uncreased. Readable, conversational memoir of a boy-band star who hid his homosexuality for several years while he performed with NSync. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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7 Belaiev, Victor Musorgsky's Boris Godunov and Its New Version
London Oxford University Press 1928 First Edition Trade Paperback Good No Jacket 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall 
59 pp., fragile binding reinforced by tape. All pages present. Rough cut edges, moderate chipping of wrappers. Some soil. Text clean. Translated from Russian by S.W. Pring. Introductory note states that Belaiev's work presents the original version of "Boris Godunov" as the opera was written by Musorgsky (sic) and preserved in the Russian State Libraries. Scarce item. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Bernstein, Leonard Leonard Bernstein at Harvard -- "The Unanswered Question" (The 1973 Norton Lectures Presented on a Total of 17 LP Vinyl Records in Six Boxed Sets"
NY Columbia Records 1974 Near Fine Good Stereo Vinyl Record Albums 33 LP 
A total of 17 vinyl records (33 RPM) arranged in 6 boxed sets, that present Leonard Bernstein's seminal Norton Lectures at Harvard in 1973. These vintage Columbia Records sets are each marked "Demonstration -- Not for Sale." The cardboard boxes show moderate wear with bumped corners and scuffing, but the records themselves are in fine white sleeves and show no visible scratches. They probably have been played a few times but mostly have been undisturbed in storage for years. In these musicology lectures, (presented later on public television), Bernstein builds on the linguistic work of Noam Chomsky to argue there's a worldwide, cross cultural musical grammar. He starts with a hypothetical protohuman infant in prehistory, who learns to combine "mmm" sounds with "aah" sounds to produce the first song of "Ma!" Over millions of years, humankind gradually developed musical scale systems, eventually leading in the 20th century to a struggle between classical tonal music and new atonal forms. Besides lecturing to a small group of students, Bernstein uses the piano and his own attempts to sing to demonstrate some of his concepts. He also conducts the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Harvard Glee Club to provide other examples. Here is a further technical summary and commentary from Joe McLellan. "Bernstein traces the development of music from its origins to the 20th-century struggle between tonality (championed notably by Stravinsky) and atonalism (represented mainly by Schoenberg). The last two talks, devoted to these composers, are particularly enlightening, but all six are outstanding. He argues persuasively that humans are born with an ability to grasp musical forms, and that rules of musical syntax are rooted in nature--in mathematically measurable relations between tones and overtones... These talks are a key document. They coincide chronologically, as cause and/or symptom, with the movement of America's leading composers back from Schoenbergian forms toward a tonal orientation. Bernstein predicts and promotes this movement, which is still in progress. He is clearly an advocate of tonality, but he discusses atonal music with sympathy and understanding." Among the many longer works included in these lectures are: Set 1, Mozart Symphony No. 40; Set 3, Beethoven Symphony No. 6; Set 4, Berlioz, Ball scene, "Romeo and Juliet;" Wagner, Prelude and Love-Death, "Tristan and Isolde;" Debussy, Prelude, "Afternoon of a Faun," Set 5, Ravel, Feria, "Rapsodie Espagnole;" Mahler, Adagio, Symphony No. 9; Ives, "The Unanswered Question." Set 6, Stravinksy, Oedipus Rex. These sets will require extra postage for secure shipping. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 Bernstein, Leonard The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press 1976 0674920007 / 9780674920002 2nd Printing Photo Boards Fine No Jacket as Issued 8vo -- 8 in Tall Buy 9 in Wide 
428 pp. In slipcase along with 3 7 in. 33 rpm vinyl records containing musical illustrations from the lectures. Musical scoring excerpts on most pages providing examples for the lecture material. Nearly new except for tear on slipcover flap protecting the records compartment, small rip on a record sleeve. Complete text of the composer's Charles Eliot Norton lecture series for 1973, a discussion of concepts in advanced musicology. The individual lectures are titled: Musical Phonology; Musical Syntax; Musical Semantics; The Delights and Dangers of Ambiguity; Twentienth Century Crisis andPoetry of Earth. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story, Bieber, Justin
10 Bieber, Justin Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story
NY Bieber Time Books (HarperCollins) 2010 0062039741 / 9780062039743 First US Edition Stated Color Photo Pictorial Boards Near Fine No Jacket 4to --10 Inn Caplin, Robert, Photographer 
236 pp. Numerous color photos on nearly every page. Photos front and rear covers. Dent near top of spine, spine edges bumped, corner page crease on p. 23. Else perfect, no writing or markings. No poster included. First-person chat about Bieber's music career and life story up through his 16th birthday. Issued to promote a world tour by the Canadian teen music star. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Britten, Benjamin and Holst, Imogen The Wonderful World of Music
London Rathbone Books 1958 Cloth Fair Textbook Folio -- 13 in Tall. 
68 pp. Library discard with stampings, scuffed areas near spine, clear tape reinforcing the spine. Edges and corners heavily rubbed. Text clean. Numerous b&w photos, some color illustrations. Collages by Ceri Richards. A comprehensive introduction to music appreciation, written for youngsters at junior high level. Includes information about various instruments, music notation, etc. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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12 Christian Science Publishing Society Christian Science Hymnal
Boston Christian Science Publishing Society 1909 Later Printing Leather Stiff Wraps Poor No Jacket Hymnal 12mo -- 6.25 in. High 
308 pp. Front cover detached. Spine flap and rear cover missing. Heavily rubbed cover, with chip on left edge. Two previous owners' names on endpapers. No other markings. Textblock still in once piece. Usable as a reading copy. Includes 5 hymns written by Mary Baker Eddy and nearly 300 other hymns. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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13 Clayton, Norman J. Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 1
Great Barrington, Massachusetts Norman Clayton Publishing Co. 1957 First Edition Stapled Softcover Very Good Hymnal 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
95 gospel songs. Light wear. No markings.Well preserved. Note: the front cover lists the title slightly differently as "Norm Clayton's Favorites No. 1" . Some of the Clayton tunes included are: This I Know, Jesus understands, O What of the One Lost Sheep, an adaptation of How Great Thou Art, We Shall See His Lovely Face, Every Moment of Every Day, and The Shepherd's Love. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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14 Darlington, W. A. The World of Gilbert and Sullivan
NY Thomas W. Crowell 1950 Likely First Edition Cloth Good + Fair 8vo --8.25 in 
209 pp., index, index of opera characters. Subtitled: A Key to the Savoy Operas. Light rubbing near edges of red cloth. Pencilled note on inside cover. Several glossy b&w historical photos, including frontispiece. Fragile dust jacket has several tears along spine and edges, plus some chipping, but is mostly still present. Darlington, who was a drama critic for the Daily Telegraph, provides the social and cultural setting for the composers' work, plus many anecdotes. Introduction by Brooks Atkinson. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Daytona Beach International Festival "Face the Music" Promotional Folder for Spring 2009 Concerts
Daytona Beach DBIF 2009 Single Page Flyer Good+ 28 In. Tall By 9.5 In Wide 
A direct-mail leaflet announcing more than 20 cultural events in the Daytona Beach area, including six concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra, during the period of April 16 to May 2, 2009. Within the folder is a smaller ticket-order form. Lightly rippled. The marketing theme "Face the Music" became ironic because this festival turned out to be the LSO's last biannual visit to Daytona Beach, a tradition that began in 1985. The visits were heavily subsidized by the Daytona Beach News-Journal over the years, but a federal judge halted the funding after Cox Newspapers, co-owner of the newspaper, successfully sued Herbert M. "Tippen" Davidson Jr., publisher and majority owner, for "wasting" the newspaper's profits on arts projects. Attempts to obtain replacement grants failed, and an LSO visit planned for 2010 was cancelled. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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16 De'Ak, Stephen Modern Method for the Violincello, Volume II.
Philadelphia Elkan-Vogel Co. 1930 Stiff Wrappers Very Good Music Book Folio -- 12 in High 
61 pp. Light soil to gray paper covers. Small tear to bottom of spine. Text clean, no markings or notations. 26 studies of medium difficulty for the experienced cello student. Preface states: The material in this book covers the phases of left-hand technique and of bow technique that are necessary for a thorough facility." 
Price: 17.00 USD
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17 Dent, Edward J. Opera
NY Pelican 1965 Revised Edition Reprint Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo -- -- 7.25 in Tall Ambrose, Kay 
206 pp., 16 pp. b&w illustrations of stage sets. Moderate edgewear and rubbing on spine corners. Text lightly toned. No markings. Binding firm. A Cambridge University music professor provides a survey of broad operatic developments in England and Europe. Includes bibliography.Cover photo shows La Scala in Milan. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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18 Dietz, Betty Warner and Park, Thomas Choonbai, Eds. Folk Songs of China, Japan, Korea
NY John Day Co. 1964 First Edition Photographic Cloth Very Good + Very Good Folio -- 12 in Tall 
47 pp. and flexible plastic 33 rpm record in rear pocket. Light foxing and flap crease on jacket, closed tear on rear panel. Chip at top of spine.Text clean. Not an ex-library copy. Features 9 chinese songs, 8 Japanese songs and 8 Korean songs, presented for school children. Features simple piano melodies in the pentatonic mdoe; lyrics in English and Oriental characters; notes on pronunciation and reference materials. The editors say they selected songs that are "messengers of sorrow and joy, hope and despair and the beauty of nature.." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Driggs, Frank; Lewine, Harris Black Beauty, White Heat: A Pictorial History of Classic Jazz, 1920-1950
NY Da Capo Press 1995 030680672X / 9780306806728 Reprint Trade Papeback Very Good Photo History 4to -- 12 in High 
360 pp. Curled cover and thumbing, lengthy gift inscription in red ink on inside covers. No other markings. An encyclopedic collection of 1500 historical black and white photos of all the American jazz greats and hundreds of lesser known musicians through 1950. Lengthy detailed captions trace their careers and the venues where they played, with special focus on New Orleans, New York, Chicago and Kansas City. The text also shows how racism affected careers, with light-skinned black musicians in general enjoying more commercial success. Obscure record labels also are given recognition. Two indexes -- one giving musicians' names, the other for their compositions -- add to the value of this reference book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Duncan, Edmondstoune Melodies and How to Harmonize Them
Boston Boston Music Co. 1906 First Edition Trade Paperback Fair No Jacket 12mo -- 6.25 in Tall 
184 pp. Red stiff wrap cover is detached, spine portion partially slit, corner creased. Text clean. Original vintage copy, not a modern facsimile reprint or POD. Textblock intact. OK as reading copy if handled carefully or repaired. Most pages have music notation as examples for arrangements. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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