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    Texas Shout: How Dixieland Jazz Works by Wyndham, Tex

    A collection of 55 Texas Shout columns written by Tex Wyndham for the American Rag magazine between 1989 and 1996. Other than a couple of tiny little corner bends, the book is immaculate. Owner's name inside front cover.


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    $50.00

    Musics Beyond Cultural Boundaries : In Honour Of Professor Dr. Christoph-Hellmut Mahling, for his visit to Japan in 1989 by Tanimura, Ko; Yamaguti, Osamu; Iguchi, Junko; Okada, Isao

    Tokyo: Mita Pr, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. Tokyo: Mita Pr, 1990. Paperback. Very Good. 207 pp. Minimal edgewear; previous owner's name written in Japanese on cover page (or this could be an autograph of one of the editors?); otherwise excellent unread condition. Text is in German and English with Japanese abstracts. CONTENTS: Die spaten Opern Mozarts und ihr Wiener "Umfeld"; Alberti Bas als Kultur-Schock in Japan; Frottola as cosa di bellezza: an approach to the study of Renaissance music; Die erzieherische-asthetische Bedeutung von J.S. Bachs Invention; Ironie im instrumentalen Cantabile bei Schubert: zur Charakteristik des Impromptu Op. 90 Nr. 4; Aesthetics of the Tectonic Principle in the First Movement of 'Concertino' by Leos Janacek; Die Bedeutung des Quellenmaterials fur die Untersuchung der Volksliedbearbeitung bei Bela Bartok: dargestellt am Duo Nr. 19 Marchen aus den 44 Duos fur zwei Violinen; Uber die Bedeutung der 'Mundlichkeit' und des 'Geschriebenen' in der Musik; Uber die Raumlichkeit der Musik: als eine Betrachtung der musikalischen Zeit; Music as constellations in the soundfield: from the aspect of performance; The relation between Europe-specific concept of 'art work' and the communication form in music; Gedanken Schumanns: irh Niederschlag in seinen Schriften uber die Musik; Die 'gestohlene' Zeit als Spur von Musikkulturkontakten; The raptures of divinity and men: the case of Danjiri in the Tenjin festival; Song, narration and speech in Chinese narrative music; The function of kuchi shamisen: vocal rendition of the instrumental performance; Sonority of gamelan in content and context; Toward an evaluation of early musicological literature as a representation of the cultural trends: introduction to a case study of research history in Japanese musicĀ [B13]


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    A HISTORY OF WESTERN MUSIC by Donald Jay Grout

    New York: W. W. Norton. 1973. Revised Edition; Sixth Printing. Hardcover. 0393094162 . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Owner pressed in stamp on half title page. 1/2 inch open tear at top of front gutter. ; 9.3 X 6.2 X 1.4 inches; 818 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    The Oxford Companion to Music by Scholes, Percy A. [ Edited by John Owen Ward]

    Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1992. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. lx,1189 pages Revised and reset 10th edition. . Reprint of 10th Edition. Softcover.


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    Gilbert & Sullivan Opera A New Assessment by Williamson, Audrey

    London: Rockliff Publishing. 1953. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is lightly rubbed with some chipping to spine ends and lower corners. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Colour frontispiece. 292 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Know Your Orchestra: A Guide to the Appreciation of Orchestral Music by Brown, Alice

    Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire. 1948. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm].. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - DJ has tear to top of face and some small loss to top of rear panel - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's signature to front free end paper. Uncommon. 74 pages A handy book which will immeasurably increase the enjoyment of listening . Has chapters on Australian orchestras, on conductors who have visited Australia; on State symphony orchestras. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Beale Street Talks: A Walking Tour Down the Home of the Blues by Raichelson, Richard M

    Signed and inscribed by the author. Virtually no wear to the cover or inside. Slender paperback with many illustrations. If you have never been to Beale Street, I would suggest going, but in the meantime, read this book.


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    The Magic of Music: An Anthology for Music Weeks and Days by Schauffler, Robert Haven, editor

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1946 reprint. 387pp. decorated red & black cloth 12mo: ex lib. copy; typical markings from a school library; else a clean, complete & tight copy. Subtitled: "Music Week, its Origins and Observance; Musical Memory Contests, Games and Entertainments; Music Study; The Music Cure; Stories; Plays; with an Anthology of the Best Prose and Verse on Music from Plato to Millay."


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    The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter by Robert Kimball, Editor

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. Book Club. Hardcover . Used - Good/Fair. This is a BOOK CLUB EDITION. Dust Jacket is torn and taped in several places, scuffed and wrinkled on the back, scuffed on the spine, scuffed on the edges. Pages are clean. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!


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    The National Music of America And Its Sources by Elson, Louis C

    Boston: L. C. Page & Co.. 1899 4th ptg. 338pp. illus. t.e.g. green cloth 12mo w/gilt titles & decoration: Good+/no dj [hinges are slightly cracked but very firm; brief antique ink inscription ffep; else a very nice clean, complete & tight copy] A standard old school study by the American musicologist Elson (1848-1920).


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    An Introduction to Music by Bernstein, Martin; Picker, Martin

    Prentice Hall, 1972. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 682 pp. This book is in very good condition. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. The first two pages before the Table of Contents are bound to the front cover. There is a name in pen inside front cover.


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    Bulgin Revival Songs by Bulgin, E. J., Ed

    This book does not actually have a copyright date, but the songs do, and 1917 is the latest copyright date of any songs. Therefore the book has to have been published sometime after, but not too long. I have found accounts of Rev. Bulgin actively travelling the country with his revival in the 1920s. One would imagine he'd have had his song book with him at that time. Cover is somewhat worn, with a few creases, a small tear, and a bit grimy. The stapled binding has allowed the middle sheet to come loose. (see photo #2)


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    Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents Prentice Hall History of Music Series by Nettl, Bruno

    Prentice Hall, 1965. Good +. 213 pp. This book is in good condition. The pages are clean and the binding is tight. Name in ink on inside front cover. The cover shows wear and soiling. The front cover is starting to curl. The spine is darkened. There is a stain on the inside back cover.


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    Christmas Carols, New And Old by Lillenas, Haldor, Ed

    Ok, the "New" of the title is probably best lumped in with the "Old" today. Contains 60 Christmas Carols. Sorry, no "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer". Book is really in good condition for 76 years old. Cover has some wear, pages pretty clean.


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    Jazz: America's Classical Music by Sales, Grover

    Trade paperback. Inscribed and signed by the author. A history of Jazz, that uniquely American style of music. Like new, nothing much more than fingerprints on the cover.


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    $2.49

    The New American Song Book by Oberndorfer, Anne Faulkner, Marx E. Oberndorfer, Eds. and Arthur Olaf Anderson, Arrangements

    190 pages. Some wear on the cover, but not too much. Many traditional songs from America.


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    Music: An Appreciation (Brief 8th Edition) by Kamien, Roger

    McGraw-Hill. PAPERBACK. 1308259182 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc... . Good.


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    Songs for America by Frey, Hugo, Ed

    143 pages of songs. No hip-hop. Cover has many folds, creases, stains, tears, and the owner's name, many times. Owner's name also inside front cover and on many pages within. Otherwise, no marks, just a lot of signature practice. Want to sing like they did in the depression? This book has it.


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    The Kingdom of Swing by Goodman, Benny & Irving Kolodin

    New York: Editions for the Armed Services, 1944. Wartime reprint of this account of Goodman's musical life, complete; intended for easy carrying by military personel. Armed Services Edition P-10. Oblong paperback, color covers. Light wear, faint creasing, light stains to rear cover; paper & covers tanned. Text clean; [255] pages.. Reprint. Staple Bound Pamphlet. Very Good. 5½" by 3¾".


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    Sing Unto God! by Heller, Ruth

    A collection of Christian hymns, most in four part harmony, with piano accompaniment. Stapled binding, the center sheet has come loose. In pretty good shape otherwise.


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    LECTURES ON THE HISTORY AND ART OF MUSIC: THE LOUIS CHARLES ELSON MEMORIAL LECTTURES AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1946-1963 by Elson, Louis Charles

    New York: Da Capo. Fine with no dust jacket. 1968. Reprint. Hardcover.


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    Twenty Elementary and Progressive Vocalises for the Medium of the Voice by Marchesi, Salvatore

    A little yellowed with age, a couple of small stains on the cover. Interior intact, whole. Lyrics given in English and Italian.


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    Music: An Appreciation w/ Multimedia Companion 4.5 CD-ROM by Roger Kamien

    2003-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    Recital Piano Pieces the Whole Wolrd Plays by Wier, Albert E., Ed

    Front and back cover boards are worn, but still rather good. The spine was covered with cloth and that is coming apart. The stitching of the spine is still intact and holding. Small water stain on the lower fifth of the pages, mainly on the edges. 47 piano compositions meant to be played solo, from many well-known composers. I would imagine that this can be called rare.


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    The Concertgoer's Companion, Volume 1, Bach to Hayden by Hopkins, Antony

    London: Westbridge Books. Very Good/Very Good. 1984. Hard Cover. 9.5" x 6.25" Minor wear and ageing only, no inscriptions. Weysprings Books is a Member of: the IOBA and PBFA, and subscribes to the Associations' Codes of Ethics. .


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