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Can I Play You My Song? The Compositions and Invented Notations of  Children.
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Can I Play You My Song? The Compositions and Invented Notations of Children.

By Upitis, Rena.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire.: Heinemann.. Very Good. 1991. Soft Cover. 0435087053 . 8vo - 22 x 17 cm.; xii - 187 pp. "Using a whole language approach, author and educator . . . has written . . . to help regular classroom and private music teachers recognize and foster children's attempts at notating music as they engage in improvisation and composition." Lots of illustrations and photos. A creased corner on back cover, otherwise, a clean, tight copy. .

$12.00

Songs of the Isles.
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Songs of the Isles.

By Roberton, Hugh S.

London, UK.: J. Curwen & Sons.. Very Good. Soft Cover. 4to - 25.5 x 17.5 cm.; vii - 47 pp. Curwen edition 6375. A collection of Island and Highland tunes from various sources set to English (or to Anglo-Scottish) words and arranged by Roberton. Introduction, map of Western Isles, then twenty songs with voice and piano lines as well as lyrics, index. A clean, sturdy copy. .

$20.00

Method Songwriting, The Method Used by Professionals.
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Method Songwriting, The Method Used by Professionals.

By Kaye, Buddy.

New York.: St. Martin's Press.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. Hardcover. 0312017901 . 8vo - 21 x 13 cm.; xxx - 183 pp. Kaye (1918-2002) was a very successful American songwriter whose work was recorded by such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and Ella Fitzgerald, just to name a few. This book lays out a practical approach to the craft, a "blueprint of all the strategies and essential components in every successful song being published". One page was dog-earred, otherwise, a clean, tight copy. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and light soiling. .

$15.00

Silver Burdett Centennial Songbook.
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Silver Burdett Centennial Songbook.

By Silver Burdett.

Morristown, New Jersey.: Silver Burdett Company.. Very Good. 1985. Hardcover. 4to - 28 x 20.5 cm.; viii - 88 pp. To celebrate 100 years of publishing music textbooks, the company surveyed the favorite songs of music educators across the United States. It resulted in a nice collection of American folk songs and old standards which we should all know. (. . .for those singalongs around the campfire.) Minor edgewear on boards, former owners' names on front free endpaper; text pages clean, binding sturdy. .

$20.00

103 Lyrics of Cole Porter.
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103 Lyrics of Cole Porter.

By Lounsberry, Fred.

New York.: Random House.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1954. Hardcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; xxxii - 224 pp. Lounsberry has an initial introduction to Porter's songs, then has a short intro to each section as well as a final word. "Also included in this book are rare additional choruses from Cole Porter's privated production scripts. . ." Index. Light edgewear to boards, former owner's name and a bit of soiling on front free endpaper, otherwise, text is clean and binding sturdy. Dust jacket rubbed with some edgewear. .

$12.00

A Book of Chime Pieces for Organ.
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A Book of Chime Pieces for Organ.

New York.: J. Fischer & Bro.. Very Good. (1947). Softcover. 8vo - 24 x 30 cm.; 68 pp. Fischer Edition, No. 8546. Saddle-stapled binding. No publication date stated and the date given, 1947, is the date of the most recent copyright renewal. Contents: Eventide (Frysinger), Chimes of St. Mark's (Russolo), Stillness of Night (Chubb), Intermezzo (Gillette), Evening Shadows and Berceuse (de Launay-McKinley), Little Bells of Our Lady of Lourdes and Vesper Processional (Gaul), Antiphon on the Litany (Floyd), Sunset and Evening Bells (Federlein), Bells of Arcadia (Couperin-Clokey), Frere Jacques (Ungerer), Emmanuel (Rossini), Citadel at Quebec (Russell). Paper wraps lightly soiled with some edgewear; binding sturdy, pages clean. .

$18.00

Divine Service Book for the Armed Forces (with Music).
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Divine Service Book for the Armed Forces (with Music).

By Woodside, J. W. (editor emeritus).

Ottawa, Ontario.: Minister of National Defence.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. 12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; xiv - 453 pp. Blue cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and front board and a gilt services emblem on the front also. The last two thirds of the book are the hymns which are indexed by hymn number. Full lyrics and the accompaniment are given for all 256 hymns. Three page alphabetical index of of the first lines, 1 page index of prose psalms, and a 1 page index of canticles and other parts of divine service. The externals show mild wear and the gilding is faded, otherwise clean with a sound binding. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$12.50

The Burning Ship: A Cantata in Three Parts for Mixed Voices.
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The Burning Ship: A Cantata in Three Parts for Mixed Voices.

By Ticknor, Howard Malcolm. (music by Benjamin Franklin Baker).

Boston, Massachusetts.: Oliver Ditson & Company.. Good. 1858. Hardcover. 4to - 24.5 x 31 cm. (oblong).; 40 pp. Gray paper over boards with black lettering on the front and back boards and with a black cloth strip re-enforcing the spine as issued. Publisher's advert pages pasted onto the insides of both front and back boards. Page 2 is a synopsis of "The Burning Ship" with copyright information below. Smudging on the title page and the last three leaves (35/36 and 37/38 and 39/40) of the score have dog-eared creases on the top fore corner. The second leaf (pages 3/4) has a chip and closed tear in the tail edge that does not affect any printed material. There is light smudging on the bottom fore corners of most pages probably due from the turning of them when playing (a partially educated guess), otherwise the pages are clean. The front and back hinges are a bit 'ragged' from the attached publisher's advert sheets though the binding is sound. The externals show mild and general soiling and wear with rubbed and bumped corners and rubbed board edges. .

$150.00

The Song Book of the Salvation Army. American Edition.
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The Song Book of the Salvation Army. American Edition.

Verona, New Jersey.: Slavation Army, National Headquarters.. Fine. 1987. Hardcover. 0892160713 . 8vo 0 21 x 15 cm.; xi - 351 pp. Black leather over thin and flexible boards with gilt lettering on the front only. The flexible boards have a yap (overhang) of 1/2 cm on the 3 open sides. Black book mark ribbon set into the headband. All text block edges are gilt. The song book was revised and updated with this being the first printing of that new edition (from the copyright page). The American supplement section (pages 267 to 300) has the music with both the melody and accompaniment. The remainder has the lyrics or words only. Following that section is a 19 page chorus section, a 19 page index to the songs, a 2 page index to the chorus section, a 6 page metrical index then lastly, 2 pages with the doctrines and the mission of the Salvation Army. This book is as new with no defects being noted. .

$20.00

First Album of World Famous Waltzes.
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First Album of World Famous Waltzes.

By Nicholls, Horatio.

London, UK.: Lawrence Wright Music.. Good. Softcover. 4to - 27.5 x 22 cm.; 24 pp. in a saddle stapled format. Five waltzes in this album listed as follows with the copyright date for each: "Dream of Delight" 1916, "Delilah" 1917, "Omaha" 1920, "Allah" 1922, and "Night of Wonder" 1920. The covers are soiled with and spotty foxing on the front and back. The interior is clean and the binding is solid. .

$10.00

Sermons in Song. For Use in Gospel Meetings and other Religious Services
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Sermons in Song. For Use in Gospel Meetings and other Religious Services

By Tullar, Rev. Grant C. and Isaac H. Meredith (editors)

Chicago, Illinois.: Meyer & Brother.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1894. Hardcover. 8vo - 20 x 13.5 cm.; Unpaginated with 94 pages. Brown paper over boards with black lettering and a dark brown linen spine with interior linen re-enforced hinges as issued. Double sided frontis photographic plate of Major George A. Hilton and Grant C, Tullar. 106 hymns, all with full lyrics, melody line and accompaniment. One page index of titles at the back. The boards are rubbed and worn on the corners and edges. The spine is worn on the tips and ribbed and worn at two spots in the middle. Otherwise the binding is tight and the interior is clean. .

$12.00

Songs Every Child Should Know: A Selection of the Best Songs of All  Nations for Young People
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Songs Every Child Should Know: A Selection of the Best Songs of All Nations for Young People

By Bacon, Dolores. (editor)

New York.: Doubleday, Page & Company.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1907. Hardcover. 12mo - 18.5 x 12 cm.; xvii - 221 pp. Decorated cloth (tan with blue lettering and art work) and pictorial end papers. First published in 1906, this is the second printing. Tissue protected frontis plate. Lyrics plus the melody line are present with some songs having explanatory notes. Four page index of titles, 2 page index of composers and a 3 page index of authors at the back. The pictorial covers and end papers along with the frontis are by Blanche Ostertag. The interior is clean, the binding is tight while the externals show only mild wear and a darkened spine. A clear and removable archival cover has been fitted. .

$12.00

Organist's Friend and Companion at the Church and Home. Volume II
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Organist's Friend and Companion at the Church and Home. Volume II

By Fischer, Joseph. (compiler)

New York.: J. Fischer & Bro.. Fair. 1891. Softcover. 8vo - 24.5 x 32.5 cm. (oblong).; [4] - 100 - [2] pp. Dark green linen over thin and flexible card stock with gilt lettering on the front. This is volume 2 only. Volume 1 was published in 1890. From the title page: "A collection of original and selected pieces for pipe and reed organs, embracing contributions from the following well-known and renowned composers . . . (a partial list of 21 composers follows)". Eighty-two pieces in total with an alphabetical index provided on the last preliminary page, the verso of the title page. The spine has been re-enforced with a black cloth tape and a linen thread sewn on the flat, 1 cm in from the edge. The interior is relatively clean with some pages having worn fore edges (small chips and closed tears) that do not affect any text and the fore edge margins of most pages are soiled from use. Considered to be scarce in any condition. .

$50.00

Spirit Alive: Songs of the Healing Spirit
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Spirit Alive: Songs of the Healing Spirit

By The Monks of Weston Priory

Weston, Vermont: Benedictine Foundation Of The State Of Vermont. Good+. 1977. Softcover. 8vo - 20.5 x 15.5 cm.; Unpaginated. Saddle-stapled booklet. Contents: 1 - "Spirit of God", 2 - "Journeys Ended, Journeys Begun", 3 - "Will You Take the Time", 4 - "Your Eyes", 5 - "Hand of the Lord", 6 - "A Time to Gather", 7 - "Bread That Was Sown", 8 - "In This Day, O God", 9 - "It Is Your Name", 10 - "The Sun Is Rising", 11 - "Long Before I Know", 12 - "My Friends, I Bless You", 13 to 32 Various liturgical antiphons, acclamations and responses. Melody lines with chording. Card stock cover is lightly soiled; binding sturdy, text pages clean. .

$7.50

Heller Rediscovered, Book Three, Mood Pictures
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Heller Rediscovered, Book Three, Mood Pictures

By Rowley, Alec

London: Alfred Lengnick & Co.. Very Good. 1933. Softcover. 4to - 30 x 23.5 cm.; 31 pp. Piano, Solo. Heller (1813-1888) was a Hungarian pianist and composer; Rowley (1892-1958) an English composer. Cover has a few markings, bit of penciled notation on one page, otherwise, interior music is clean, binding sturdy. .

$10.00

Heller Rediscovered, Book Two, Preludes
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Heller Rediscovered, Book Two, Preludes

By Rowley, Alec

London: Alfred Lengnick & Co.. Very Good. 1933. Softcover. 4to - 30 x 23.5 cm.; 31 pp. Piano, Solo. Heller (1813-1888) was a Hungarian pianist and composer; Rowley (1892-1958) an English composer. Cover has a few markings; interior music is clean, binding sturdy. .

$10.00

The Songs of Shirley Eikhard, Volume One
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The Songs of Shirley Eikhard, Volume One

By Eikhard, Shirley

Shirley Eikhard Music. Very Good+. 2008. Softcover. 4to - 30 x 23 cm.; 218 pp. A collection of 42 songs (44 songs but two have two different versions included) written by the Canadian singer-songwriter Eikhard. Plastic coil binding. Bit of rubbing on card stock covers otherwise a fine copy. .

$125.00

Gospel Hymns of Worth, Number Five
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Gospel Hymns of Worth, Number Five

By Kreiser, Rev. Harper and Rev. Oswald J. Smith. (editors)

Reading, Pennsylvania.: Rev. Harper Kreiser.. Very Good. 1949. Hardcover. 12mo - 19.5 x 13 cm.; 126 pp. A Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and Social Meetings, Sunday Schools and Young People's Societies. Many of the hymns are written by Kreiser and Smith. This copy is advertized as the "Semi Flexible Coth" edition. Flexible card stock covers covered in cloth, black lettering on front, marbled endpapers. Light edgewear and soiling on cover, former owner's stamp on front endpaper and title page, a pin-pricked number also on title page, a number is stamped in the margins occasionally through text ; binding sturdy, text pages otherwise clean. .

$18.00

Jewels in Song
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Jewels in Song

By Stephens, May Agnew

New York.: H. L. Stephens.. Good+. 1925. Softcover. 12mo - 19.5 x 13.5 cm.; Unpaginated with 140 songs, anthems and hymns all with melody line, accompaniment and full lyrics. Off white manilla covers with black lettering and a black linen spine in a flat stapled binding. The inside of the back cover has an index of titles. Previous owner's name on the top margin of the front cover and the covers show mild wear and soiling, else quite clean and sound. .

$6.00

Power Performance for Singers, Transcending the Barriers (in Japanese)
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Power Performance for Singers, Transcending the Barriers (in Japanese)

By Emmons, Shirlee and Alma Thomas

Oxford University Press.. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1998. Hardcover. 9784276140530 . 8vo - 21 x 15 cm.; 422 pp. This is the Japanese translation of Power Performance, a self-help manual for singers at all level of expertise on the mental requirements for performing. A clean, tight copy with only very minor soiling on dust jacket. .

$65.00

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