Category: MUSIC


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Essays on Music. An Anthology from "The Listener".

By: APRAHAMIAN, Felix. (editor).

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Cassell, 1967.:

Seller ID: 42806

A selection of 55 articles from the BBC magazine "The Listener". Most of them deal with specific compositions that were subsequently broadcast, a few mark anniversaries, while some are transcripts of broadcast talks." Pp.xii/260. Brown cloth, dustwrapper has minor edge wear and chipping to base of spine. VG/VG. View more info

The Music Masters. Volume 4: The Twentieth Century.

By: BACHARACH, A.L. (Editor).:

Price: £3.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957.:

Seller ID: 31439

The fourth and last volume of the series. Contains biographies of 54 composers born after 1863. Pp.416, owners name to fep, pages toned. Pbk, spine slightly toned. G+. View more info

The Music Masters. Vol. 1. From the Sixteenth Century to the Time of Beethoven.


Price: £3.50

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957.:

Seller ID: 12626

"Collection of composers biographies that survey musical 'mankind from Pekin to Peru' over the centuries during which music has developed into what we find it today." Pp.372, pages slightly toned, owners name to fep. Pbk, cover illustration by David Gentleman. G+. View more info

The Magic of Music.

By: BAKER, Richard.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London: Sphere Books, 1976.:

Seller ID: 12226

"A look at the world of music...An excellent introduction to an often difficult subject." Pp. 128. 16 b/w. illustrations. P/b. Portrait cover. G+. View more info

Sensibility and English Song. Critical Studies of the Early 20th Century. Volumes 1 & 2.

By: BANFIELD, Stephen.

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.:

Seller ID: 42637

1st edition. Detailed study of an unusually fruitful interrelationship between English Music and English Poetry. Pp.xvi/619. Blue cloth, only Volume 2 has a dustwrapper which is in very good condition. VG/VG. View more info

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Whom the Gods Love. The Life and Music of George Butterworth.

By: BARLOW, Michael.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Toccata Press, 1997. 0907689426:

Seller ID: 42514

ISBN: 0907689426

1st edition. "Full-length study of the life and music of the composer George Butterworth (1885-1916), whose career was cut short by a sniper's bullet at the Somme. ...All of Butterworth's surviving works are discussed, and important chapters examine his Housman settings and his friendship with Vaughan Williams. Butterworth was also prominent in the English folksong revival, and Michael Barlow chronicles for the first time his extensive activities as a folksong and dance collector....Includes some of Butterworth's own writings on music." Pp.204, occasional black & white photos. Black... View more info

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Never Sell A Copyright. Joe Davis and His Role in the New York Music Scene 1916-1978.

By: BASTIN, Bruce.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Chigwell: Storyville Publications, 1990. 0902391127:

Seller ID: 38637

ISBN: 0902391127

Joseph M. "Joe" Davis (6 October 1896 – 3 September 1978[1]) was an American music producer, publisher and promoter in jazz, rhythm and blues and pop music...He has to be considered as an important influence for Fats Waller, having actually talked the shy, reluctant Waller into considering a performing career.(wiki). Pp.346, black & white portrait photo frontispiece + 33 further illustrations. White cloth, gilt title to spine. Scarce. VG. View more info

Frederick Delius.

By: BEECHAM, Sir Thomas.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Hutchinson, 1959.:

Seller ID: 42659

1st edition. "Written in fulfilment of a personal pledge to Jelka Delius[the wife of Delius], and...makes clear the facts of the composer's life, disentangling them from the ambiguity and legend that his previous biographers - and even Delius himself, when in playful mood - have surrounded them." Pp.228, portrait frontispiece + 16 further black & white illustrations, spotting to closed page edges. Green cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear and two 1cm tears to top of rear cover. G+/G+. View more info

Francis Poulenc. The Man & his Songs. (Translated by Winifred Radford).

By: BERNAC, Pierre.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1977. 0575023287:

Seller ID: 42432

ISBN: 0575023287

1st edition. "For 25 years the famous baritone Pierre Bernac, with Poulenc at the piano, toured Europe giving recitals, and also visited Britain and America. Thanks to their work, not only in the French repertoire but also in the general Lieder repertoire, the piano-accompanied song increased enormously in popularity in their own country, and in other countries..." Pp.233, black & white photo portrait frontispiece + 6 furthe pages of black & white photo plates. Dark crimson cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

The Music of Dmitri Shostakovich: The Symphonies.


Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: The Tantivy Press, 1979. 0838619487:

Seller ID: 44570

ISBN: 0838619487

1st edition. "By first drawing a picture of the events which shaped Shostakovich's career, and then discussing the resultant syphonies in detail, the authors make a persuasive case for Shostakovich henceforth being considered the greatest (and most accessible) symphonists of the Twentieth century." Pp.192, 7 pages of black & white photos + music notations occasionally throughout. Black cloth, dustwrapper toned to spine and edges. VG/Good. View more info

Music in England.

By: BLOM, Eric.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Pelican Books, 1942.:

Seller ID: 9489

1st ed. A study of music from ...1485 to the 20th century. Pp. 220/3(ads). Inscrip. to verso front cover, marks to inside back cover.Toning to pages. P/b. G. View more info

Paris. The Musical Kaleidoscope 1870-1925.

By: BRODY, Elaine.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Robson Books, 1988. 0860515052:

Seller ID: 42185

ISBN: 0860515052

"Elaine Brody has captured all the variety and vitality of the city that emerged as the musical capital of the world between 1870 and 1925. Her portrait of Parisian musicians, artists and poets, many of whom made up the city's thriving cafe society, is framed by the struggle between France and Germany for the cultural dominance of Europe." Pp.xvi/359, occasional black & white photos and illustrations. Maroon cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG. View more info

Piano Mastery. Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers.

By: BROWER, Harriette.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, 1915.:

Seller ID: 43378

1st edition. Includes an Account of a von Bulow Class, Hints on Interpretation, by two American Teachers (Dr William Mason and William H Sherwood) and a Summary by the Author. Pp.xii/299, portrait photo frontispiece ( Ignace Jan Paderewsk) + 15 further portrait plates, toning to pages, cracking to inner front hinge but holding. Brown cloth, gilt title to front and spine, photo of Paderewski pasted to front board is rubbed, edges rubbed. Good. View more info

The Purcell Companion.

By: BURDEN, Michael.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Portland: Amadeus Press, 1995. 0931340934:

Seller ID: 42818

ISBN: 0931340934

1st US edition. "Contains a group of fresh, new studies on aspects of the composer's background, on his music and on performance practice.....Bibliography details research undertaken on various aspects of Purcell's life and career." Pp.xiv/504, 16 black & white illustrations. Blue cloth, dustwrapper, minor edge wear. VG/VG. View more info

Let's Sing and Make Music. Ideas and Advice for Those Who are Engaged in Christian Education with Children and Young People.

By: BUZZING, Pauline.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Redhill: Denholm House Press. 1972.:

Seller ID: 27046

1st ed. "Choir work; percussion; learning new hymns; listening to music; painting, writing and movement to music". Pp 112. P/b, slight scuffing to spine, illustrated cover. G+. View more info

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The Oxford History of English Music. Volume 2: c.1715 to the Present Day.


Price: £150.00

Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. 019816288X:

Seller ID: 42585

ISBN: 019816288X

1st edition. "Volume 2 takes the story from c.1715, with Handel and his contemporaries, up to the present day. Apart from discussing the music of the principal composers, it focuses to a certain extent on the work of lesser musicians, and includes developments in light and popular music as well as in serious genres. After seven chapters in which the main events are considered chronologically, a further chapter deals specifically with folk music and popular music of all periods. The text is illustrated with over one hundred musical examples, all based on original sources." Pp.xxiv/612. Blue cl... View more info

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The Oxford History of English Music. Volume I: From the Beginnings to c.1715.


Price: £150.00

Publisher: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991. 0198161298:

Seller ID: 42584

ISBN: 0198161298

1st edition. "This first volume begins with the settlement of the North German peoples and the cultivation of church music following the mission of St Augustine in 597. Relations between France and England form the background to the account of medieval music after the Norman Conquest, and the growth of a distinct national style is then traced from the early fifteenth century through the Tudor period and that of the Reformation, to the outstanding achievements of Elizabethan and Stuart England. The arrival of Handel is related to the period of experimentation following Purcell's death in 1695 a... View more info

Schubert's Songs.

By: CAPELL, Richard.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Ernest Benn Limited, 1928.:

Seller ID: 43678

1st edition. Includes short prose summaries (nearly two hundred in all) of Schubert's principal song-texts. Pp.x/294, gift message to front free endpaper, toning to pages.Red cloth, dustwrapper worn with toning and small edge tears. G+/Good. View more info

The Armchair Conductor. How to Lead a Symphony Orchestra in the Privacy of Your Own Home.


Price: £8.50

Publisher: London: Titan Books. 1994.:

Seller ID: 26933

"A crash course in baton basics". Pp 96, slight toning to lower edge of pages, many b/w illustrations. P/b, illustrated cover. VG. View more info

Orchestral Conducting.

By: CARSE, Adam.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Augener Ltd, 1929.:

Seller ID: 44946

1st edition. A Textbook for Students and Amateurs. Pp.iv/100/4(publisher's catalogue), owner's name to front free endpaper. Red cloth, fading to spine and top edges, gilt title to front and spine. Good. View more info