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SONGS FROM SHAKESPEARE WITH DANCES
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SONGS FROM SHAKESPEARE WITH DANCES

By Mrs G. T. Kimmins

Novello and Company Limited Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: Undated. 1st Edition: Unstated. Pages: 117. Description: As sung and danced by the Bermonsdey Guild of Play with incidental Music. additional postage outside UK.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$22.93

ANCIENT SCOTS BALLARDS WITH THE TRADITIONAL AIRS
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ANCIENT SCOTS BALLARDS WITH THE TRADITIONAL AIRS

By GEORGE EYRE-TODD

BAYLEY & FERGUSON Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good. Browning to end papers. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: Undated. 1st Edition: Unstated, but believed to be. Pages: 218. Description: Original publishers half light green cloth lettered gilt and illustrated in maroon on covers, spine a darker green cloth. No date. With harmonies for the piano by Emile Berger. The words, some have music and some have explanations to Scots traditional ballads. 47 songs include: Barbara Allan; Bonnie Jeanie Cameron; Tamlane; Leezie Lindsay; The Battle of Otterbourne; and many others. Additional postage outside UK.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$60.71

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OPERA

By ROGER PARKER

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1994. Book Condition: very good. Hardcover with dust jacket in good + condition a little bumped at edges. In this lavishly illustrated volume the history and social context of opera is explored by a group of leading British and American scholars, under the editorship of Roger Parker. The core of the book is a historical survey of opera, from its beginnings in Florence four hundred years ago, up to opera in the 1990s. The greatest coverage is given to the nineteenth century, the time during which most of the operas performed today were composed. There are also chapters on the staging of opera, on opera singers, on opera as a social occasion.Although all major composers of opera are mentioned, and their works discussed, the various chapters concentrate less on simple historical narrative and more on the complex development of opera, especially on its relationship with the other arts and its place within the broader world of culture and politics. The numerous illustrations -- nearly three hundred, some thirty of which are in colour -- serve the vital purpose of underlining the richly visual nature of opera: the manner in which it communicates so vividly through staging and costume, and the spectacular way in which it often reflects the cultural concerns of the age. Rather than simply illustrating the text, the pictures work as a kind of parallel history, supplementing and enriching the verbal narrative. edition. This volume explores the history and social context of opera from its beginnings to the present day, and deals with the staging, opera singers, and opera as a social event. As well as providing a historical narrative, the contributors discuss the complex development of opera and its relationship with other arts and culture generally. 556 pages. 1st edition published 1994. HEAVY BOOK ADDITIONAL POSTAGE WILL APPLY. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$18.21

RIGOLETTO OPERA IN THREE ACTS

By Giuseppe Verdi words by Francesco Maria Piave

Boosey & Co Limited Previous owners inscriptions: Yes. Book Condition: Good. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: Undated. 1st Edition: Unknown. Pages: 235. Description: Contains the music of the opera with Italian words and a new English adaptation by John Oxenford. Arranged by Sullivan & Pittman. . Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Ex-Library.

$13.49

DULCE DOMUM - RHYMES AND SONGS (OLD AND NEW) FOR CHILDREN

By John Farmer

CASSELL AND COMPANY LIMITED, 1893. Ex-library: No. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: acceptable - webbing showing inside cover. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1893. 1st Edition: . Pages: 195. Description: Words and music (for voice and piano) for 132 children's rhymes and songs. Includes Billy Pringle, Frog and the Crow, There Was an Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket, Who Liveth So Merry in all This Land, Sir Simon de Montfort, To the Maypole Haste Away, The Three Jovial Huntsmen.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

$26.98

Greene's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers

By Greene, David Mason

COLLINS, 1986. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: Good + Published: 1986. 1st Edition: Yes. Pages: 1348. Description: This is a music lover's treasury of the lives and musical achievements of over 2,400 important composers from the ancient Greeks to the present day! Additional postage outside UK.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$20.24

SONGS OF PEACE AND WAR

By Commandant and Mrs Herbert Booth

The Salvation Army, 1890. Previous owners inscriptions: Yes. Book Condition: Good. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1890. 1st Edition: Yes. Pages: 104. Description: Frontispiece with Commandant Booth and Mrs Herbert Booth. Words and music together on the page, scarce title. Songs include A Perfect Trust, We've enlisted in the army and Forever.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$101.18

DIE MUSIK MONTSSCHRIFT

By UNKNOWN

BERNHARD SCHUSTER XVIII JAHRGANG, 1925. DATED 1925-1926. 944 PAGES WITH A FEW BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS. MY GERMAN IS NONE EXISTANT BUT THE BOOK APPEARS TO BE A SMALL SECTION OF MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS OF THE PERIOD. INCLUDED AMONG THESE ARE KARL GRUNSKY, MAX KRAUSSOLD AND KARL WEINMANN. . Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$13.49

POEMS

By Henry Longfellow

George Philip & Son, 1859. Previous owners inscriptions: Yes. Book Condition: Good. Damage to base of spine. Gold edging to pages. Jacket condition: No jacket. Published: 1859. 1st Edition: New and complete edition. Pages: 539 Description: Includes "The Song of Hiawatha." "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 March 24, 1882) was an American educator and poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets. Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were Voices of the Night (1839) and Ballads and Other Poems (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882. Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas." - Wikipedia. . Decorative Cloth. Good/No Jacket.

$33.73

DIRECTED BY VINCENT MINNELLI

By STEPHEN HARVEY

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, HARPER & ROW, 1989. "Book Condition: Very Good. Jacket condition: Very Good Published : 1989 1st Edition: Yes. Pages: 315. Important large critical study on her father's wonderful film career written by the late film historian and curator. Vincente Minnelli was one of the most honored directors in the history of the American screen. The acknowledged master of the movie musical (Cabin in the Sky, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Pirate, An American in Paris, The Band Wagon, Gigi), Minnelli also triumphed at everything from sophisticated comedy (Father of the Bride, The Long, Long Trailer, Designing Woman, The Courtship of Eddie's Father), to period biography (Lust for Life) and melodrama (The Clock, Madame Bovary, The Bad and the Beautiful, Some Came Running, Two Weeks in Another Town). In Directed by Vincente Minnelli, author and film critic Stephen Harvey chronicles this outstanding director's career through his remarkable work, with comprehensive descriptions of the making of each film and an in-depth look at the operations of MGM during its heyday. With skill, insight, and humour, Harvey examines both Minnelli's working methods and his professional rapport with the stars. Illustrated with 166 black and white photos and stills + 50 colour plates. " . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$13.49