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Lonesome Tunes: Folk Songs from the Kentucky Mountains

By Wyman, Loraine & Howard Brockway

New York: H. W. Gray Company, 1916. First Edition . Printed Boards/Cloth Spine. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contains 102 pp. of music and lyrics, shelf worn, corners rubbed, rear cloth joint split but cover secure. A nice early attempt at preservng the folk music of the backwoods and mountain peoples.


Individual Sight-Singing Method - Third Series

By Weaver, Sterrie A.

Boston: Ginn & Company, 1900. Printed Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Measures about 9" tall x 34" when unfolded, bound in printed wraps with cloth ties, folded into 6 sections, yellowed with age but appears to be unused (i.e., a Class Summary sheet is included but not filled-in). Contains Directions for Use, a folded piece of music (4 pp.), and 8 slots containing about 10 small strips of music (each with one line of music - labeled from Very Easy to Not so Easy). Weaver was Supervisor of Public School Music at Westfield and Amherst Mass, and founded the program in Torrington, Connecticut.


Calhoun Plantation Songs

By Hallowell, Emily

Boston: C. W. Thompson & Co., 1901. First Edition . Tan Cloth Spine/Tan Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Contains 62 pp. including Index, light foxing on end pages small stain on rear cover, minor wear. The songs in this volume were sung by the students at the Calhoun Colored School of Calhoun, Lowndes County, Alabama and compiled by Hallowell. The school was founded in 1892 by Charlotte R. Thorn of New Haven, Connecticut and Mabel W. Dillingham of Boston, Massachusetts. Hallowell (of West Medford, MA) wrote the Preface to this work that contains more than 50 songs with music and lyrics. Very scarce first edition of this important work.


Official Report Ninth Annual Meeting Connecticut Music Teachers' Association


New Haven, 1898. Apparent First Edition . Printed Wraps. Good Plus/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This is the report of the meeting held in New Haven on May 16th, 17th, and 18th, 1898; contains meeting minutes, and articles entitled Musical Literature - Its Necessity to Musical Study by Carl G. Schmidt, The Vocal Teacher of the Future by Frank H. Tubbs, the Program of performances, a copy of the organization's Constitution and By-Laws, and a List of Active Members and the towns they represent; 64 pp., upper and lower portion of spine chipped, 1" x 3" triangular chip out of rear cover.