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Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life

By: Aiken, Clay and Glock, Alison

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY ., Random House: 2004

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010201


258 pp., 16 pp. glossy color photos. Virtually new, some creasing on rear panel of jacket. Text clean. Aiken recounts his musical and spiritual journeys, his childhood in North Carolina, his work with handicapped children, his American Idol competition and recording career. This autobiography glosses over his social life; it was published four years before he came out as gay. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In. View more info

Sir Arthur Sullivan: Composer & Personage

By: Allen, Reginald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Pierpont Morgan Library: 1975

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009454


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 t... View more info

The Harvard Brief Dictionary of Music

By: Apel, Willi and Daniel, Ralph T.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Washington Square Press (Pocket Books): 1962

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 005394


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. View more info

Spiritual Life Songs

By: Armstrong, Harry, Ed.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press:

Seller ID: 0503003686


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 legi... View more info

The Concert Companion: A Comprehensive Guide to Symphonic Music

By: Bagar, Robert and Biancolli, Louis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Whkittlesey House (McGraw Hill): 1947

Seller ID: 009448


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 fo... View more info

The Gilbert & Sullivan Book

By: Baily, Leslie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Cassell and Co.: 1952

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 009717


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.... View more info

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Out of Sync

By: Bass, Lance

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster): 2007

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 009073


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. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

Musorgsky's Boris Godunov and Its New Version

By: Belaiev, Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010125


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. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

Leonard Bernstein at Harvard -- "The Unanswered Question" (The 1973 Norton Lectures Presented on a Total of 17 LP Vinyl Records in Six Boxed Sets"

By: Bernstein, Leonard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Columbia Records: 1974

Seller ID: 009501


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 storag... View more info

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Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story

By: Bieber, Justin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Bieber Time Books (HarperCollins): 2010

Edition: First US Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009473


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. Size: 4to --10 Inn View more info

The Wonderful World of Music

By: Britten, Benjamin and Holst, Imogen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Rathbone Books: 1958

Seller ID: 009081


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. Folio -- 13 in Tall. View more info

Christian Science Hymnal

By: Christian Science Publishing Society

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Boston, Christian Science Publishing Society: 1909

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 007149


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. View more info

Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 1

By: Clayton, Norman J.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Norman Clayton Publishing Co.: 1957

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 0503003825


95 gospel songs. Light wear. No markings.Well preserved. 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. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in. View more info

W.S. Gilbert: His Life and Letters

By: Dark, Sidney and Grey, Rowland

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, George H. Doran Co.:

Seller ID: 010283


269 pp. with 8 full-page b&w plates. Corners bumped, first 4 preliminary pages, including title page, detached, laid in. Hinge cracked, textblock cracked at pp. 16-17. Gilbert photo as frontispiece. Publisher's monogram on lower right corner of front board. Publication date not stated but probably circa 1925. Spine titling faded. Includes bibliography, list of operas. In addition to his career in music, the book examines such facets of his life as "Gilbert's Friendsh... View more info

Jefferson Music Book: Keyboard Pieces, Some With Violin Accompaniment

By: Darling, J.S. Ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Williamsburg Va., Colonial Williamsburg Foundation: 1977

Edition: First Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 010256


42 pp. Light bumping of corners, lightly used, no markings. Covers have blue marbled design, double-leafed and uncut. Title is a pasted decorative card. A facsimile reproduction of a selection of 6 pieces that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed at Monticello, his Virginia estate. Composers represented are Bach, Handel, J. Snow, Samuel Arnold, W. Wadiczha, and C.F. Abel. The anthology includes reproductions of the ornate cover pages from the sheet music. Introduction and notes by a... View more info

The World of Gilbert and Sullivan

By: Darlington, W. A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas W. Crowell: 1950

Edition: Likely First Edition.

Seller ID: 009508


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. Intr... View more info

Songs of Freedom

By: Davison, Archibald T.; Davis, Katherine K.; Kempf, Frederic, Eds.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1942

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010324


144 pp. Foxing on endpapers, text clean, corners bumped, some edgewear and soil to ochre cloth. Front board has illustration of a ploughman stopping to play the harmonica. A collection of more than 60 patriotic ballads, folk tunes, hymns, spirituals and other songs celebrating America, Canada and a few other countries. Arranged both for part and unison singing. Some of the selections include God of Our Fathers, Men Whose Boast It is, Jacob's Ladder, Piper of Dundee, Camp... View more info

"Face the Music" Promotional Folder for Spring 2009 Concerts

By: Daytona Beach International Festival

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Daytona Beach, DBIF: 2009

Seller ID: 009742


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 ... View more info

Modern Method for the Violincello, Volume II.

By: De'Ak, Stephen

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Elkan-Vogel Co.: 1930

Seller ID: 009995


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." Size: Folio -- 12 in High View more info

Opera

By: Dent, Edward J.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Pelican: 1965

Edition: Revised Edition Reprint.

Seller ID: 009933


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. Size: 12mo -- -- 7.25 in Tall View more info