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Mel Bay Presents Cripple Creek Dulcimer: An Instruction Manual and Song Collection

By: Ford, Bud and Donna

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications: 1977

Seller ID: 2289490

ISBN: 0871665069

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1977 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 87 pp. This instruction manual and song collection is a well-crafted collection of basic dulcimer technique and traditional songs that might have been popular in Cripple Creek, Colorado in the 19th Century-- plus a few modern day tunes by its current inhabitants. The techniques and songs have been transcribed from the performances of Bud and Donna Ford who have been collecting songs for their favorite instrument for some time. Bud and Donna explain the basics of playing the dulcimer, including instructions on... View more info

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Massa's in the Cold, Cold Ground

By: Foster, Stephen Collins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: H.M. Caldwell Co.: 1888

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2075874

Condition: Very Good


Ink name and ink gift on front endpaper, fore-edge of front board rubbed. 1888 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. A narrative poem with accompanying music by the 'father of American music' with engraved illustrations and decorations throughout. The poem tells the story of a slave whose master has died. The original copyright is listed as 1852, though this edition was printed significantly later. View more info

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Top of the Country Strictly #1

By: Francis, Stephen R. (Editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Columbia Publications: 1973

Seller ID: 1693146

Condition: Good


Ink marking on title page. 1973 Large Softcover. 88 pp. A collection of chart topping Country / Western sheet music from the 60's and 70's. Including selections from Tommy Overstreet, Charlie Rich, Freddie Hart, The Statler Bros., Freddie Hart, Johnnie Cash and many more. View more info

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The Life of Mahler (Musical Lives)

By: Franklin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268758

ISBN: 0521467616

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Newspaper clippings laid in and taped to last page, minor ink note on page 228. 1997 Trade Paperback. ix, 228 pp. As a leading European conductor and the composer of enormous and controversial symphonies, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) inspired mythologizers in his own lifetime. Some of them were personal friends, concerned with countering biased criticism of him in which German-nationalist, hide-bound traditionalist or anti-Semitic elements were often mixed. In this new biography, Peter Franklin reconfronts the myth of Mahler-the-misunderstood-hero and attempts to find the person, ... View more info

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Teach Yourself Guitar: A Step-by-Step Guide to Playing the Guitar

By: Freeth, Nick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Metro Books: 2010

Seller ID: 2202451

ISBN: 0760766975

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. Half inch tear to bottom edge of jacket, general light wear to jacket. 2010 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. A detailed, extensively illustrated guide that will teach you the essentials of acoustic and electric guitar playing. Shows you how to read staff notation and tablature. Includes information about blues techniques and alternative tunings. Shows you how to select the right equipment and how to maintain it. Keywords: NICK FREETH TEACH YOURSELF GUITAR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE PLAYING INSTRUCTIONAL MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT View more info

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Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

By: Gardiner, John Eliot

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293262

ISBN: 0375415297

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2013 Hard Cover. xxxiv, 628, [8] pp. 8vo. Includes three sections of color and black-and-white photographs and reproductions of illustrations. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents' house, where it hung for safety during World Wa... View more info

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Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond...

By: Garment, Leonard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202798

ISBN: 0812928873

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink date to front endpaper. Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. xii, 418 pp. In a smart, swinging memoir, Garment gives his version of the immigrant's coming-of-age story, telling readers how a liberal Jewish jazz musician became one of President Nixon's most trusted advisers and Washington's most influential lawyers--finally arriving at the grim, chaotic center of the Watergate scandal. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Beggar's Opera, to which is added the Music to Each Song

By: Gay, John; Herbert, A.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1937

Seller ID: 2261909

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 4L laid in. Spine and slipcase edges toned, slipcase edge along opening rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. xviii, [2], 113 pp. Includes an introduction by A.P. Herbert and illustrations by Mariette Lydis. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays ... View more info

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The Beggar's Opera: A Faithful Reproduction of the 1729 Edition, which includes the Words and Music of all the Airs, as well as the Score for the Overture, with Commentaries on the Literary and Musical Background and with the Original Words of All the Airs That John Gay Adapted for This Work

By: Gay, John; Kronenberger, Louis; Goberman, Max

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Argonaut Books, Publishers: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2293009

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Front panel of slipcase lightly stained, slipcase edges a bit rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1961 Hard Cover. xxiii, [9], 56, xxv-liv. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece... View more info

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Mozart (Penguin Lives)

By: Gay, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Lipper / Viking: 1999

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2274283

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Light fading to spine. 1999 Trade Paperback. Mozart's unshakable hold on the public's consciousness can only be strengthened by historian and biographer Peter Gay's concise and deft look at the genius's life. Mozart traces the development of the man whose life was a whirlwind of achievement, and the composer who pushed every instrument to its limit and every genre of classical music into new realms. View more info

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The American Reed Organ: Its History; How It Works; How to Rebuild It

By: Gellerman, Robert F.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Vestal Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2287645

ISBN: 0911572090

Condition: Very Good


Rear wrapper faintly toned, bookplate on front wrapper verso, ink note and smudge on flyleaf. 1986 Large Softcover. x, 173 pp. A treatise on its history, restoration and tuning, with descriptions of some outstanding collections, including Stop dictionary and a directory of reed organs. View more info

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The Best-Known Works of W.S. Gilbert

By: Gilbert, W.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.J. Little & Ives Company: 1932

Seller ID: 2204480

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards lightly rubbed. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. Book and Lyrics of the Best-Known Gilbert & Sullivan Operas and the Bab Ballads. The most popular of the light operas resulting from the collaboration of William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Seymour Sullivan are the three in this book, to-wit: H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance. It is to one of these three, produced by school and college musical organizations, that most Americans owe an acquaintance with the joyous nonsense of the Savoyards. The wide public acquaintance... View more info

Image for Pinafore, Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Bab Ballads: Book and Lyrics of the Best-Known Gilbert & Sullivan Operas and the Bab Ballads (Deluxe Editions)

Pinafore, Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Bab Ballads: Book and Lyrics of the Best-Known Gilbert & Sullivan Operas and the Bab Ballads (Deluxe Editions)

By: Gilbert, W.S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Three Sirens Press: 1932

Seller ID: 2206668

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. The most popular of the light operas resulting from the collaboration of William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Seymour Sullivan are the three in this book, to-wit: H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance. It is to one of these three, produced by school and college musical organizations, that most Americans owe an acquaintance with the joyous nonsense of the Savoyards. The wide public acquaintance with the Gilbert opera libretti is not matched by any similar knowled... View more info

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A Day with Edvard Grieg

By: Gillington, M.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London:

Seller ID: 2153466

Condition: Very Good


Includes original fragile onion skin jacket. Lightly foxed, minor loss from top jacket edge, ink gift note on front flyleaf. Good. Unpaginated. Portrait of Grieg mounted on front board. Color frontispiece & plates by T.H. Robinson. A brief biographical sketch of the Norwegian pianist most well-known for composing the music for Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. View more info

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Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney

By: Giuliano, Geoffrey; Laine, Denny

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203605

ISBN: 0525933743

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket faintly toned. 1991 Hard Cover. xiv, 384 pp. The most prolific and commercially successful of the Beatles, Paul McCartney has made musical waves for over three decades. His leadership of the Beatles; collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Costello; solo hits, including Maybe I'm Amazed, Band on the Run, Jet, Silly Love Songs, No More Lonely Nights, My Brave Face, and Put It There; and many world tours have re-established him to successive generations of listeners. In Blackbird, Beatles insider Geoffrey Giuliano unfolds the whole ... View more info

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130 Great Irish Ballads (Book and CD)

By: Gogan, Robert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Music Ireland: 2006

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2196500

ISBN: 0953206882

Condition: Very Good


Includes CD. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 2006 Soft Cover. In this book you have everything you need to play and sing some of the greatest Irish ballads ever written ¯ the lyrics, guitar chords and simplified music score, plus a CD featuring the first verse and chorus of each of the ballads. A virtual Irish Balladeer's Kit! Also includes photos and great background information on each tune. View more info

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Overture: A Novel

By: Goldstein, Yael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263240

ISBN: 0385517815

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly bumped. A few faint spots to page ridges. 2007 Hard Cover. 292 pp. A beautifully written, strikingly accomplished debut novel about love, music, and the complex relationship between mothers and daughters —at once a captivating glimpse into lives lived passionately and a subtle exploration of the nature of genius, it is the perfect book for fans of Bel Canto and Amy and Isabelle. Natasha Darsky is the most famous violinist since Paganini. Bow in hand, she lights an erotic fire under every piece of music she plays, telling each composer... View more info

Image for The Organ in France: A Study of Its Mechanical Construction Tonal Characteristics and Literature with Suggestions for the Registration of French Organ Music Upon American Instruments, with an Appendix Containing the Specifications of Prominent and Typical French Organs, and a Glossary of Musical Terms and Designations Relating to the Organ

The Organ in France: A Study of Its Mechanical Construction Tonal Characteristics and Literature with Suggestions for the Registration of French Organ Music Upon American Instruments, with an Appendix Containing the Specifications of Prominent and Typical French Organs, and a Glossary of Musical Terms and Designations Relating to the Organ

By: Goodrich, Wallace

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Boston Music Co.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294589

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Gilt on spine rubbed, Programme Musical pasted to front paste-down endpaper, ink name on front free endpaper. 1917 Hard Cover. xiv, 168 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Part I. The French Organ: The Use of the Organ in France - French Organ Composition - General Considerations - The Manuals - The Pedale - Mechanical Accessories - Nomenclature and Classification of Registers - Predominant Characteristics of Registration; Part II. The Adaptation of French Registrations to American Organs: The Manuals - The Pedale - Foreign Editions - American Editions; Appendix: Specifications of... View more info

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Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies

By: Grove, George

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1962

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2297463

ISBN: 0486203344

Condition: Very Good


1962 reissue of 1898 third edition. Loss to spine base, ink stamp on title page. 407 pp. This classic of music analysis by a noted musicologist offers revealing insights into Beethoven's personality and music. George Grove, the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, interweaves fascinating background information on the composer's historical era with quotations, letters, and anecdotes. He examines the nine symphonies in chronological order, movement by movement, illustrating his points with numerous excerpts — more than 400 in all. In addition to emphasizing the uniquen... View more info

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Songs of Dartmouth College

By: Grover, Edwin Osgood; Wellman, Harry Richomnd

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grover & Wellman: 1923

Seller ID: 2288347

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 1923 Large Hardcover. 89 pp. A collection of songs sung at Dartmouth College. View more info

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All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

By: Guesdon, Jean-Michel; Margotin, Philippe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Black Dog & Levanthal: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294206

ISBN: 1579129528

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2013 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, the recording process, and the instruments used. View more info

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The Rolling Stones: All the Songs - The Story Behind Every Track

By: Guesdon, Jean-Michel; Margotin, Philippe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Black Dog & Levanthal: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294207

ISBN: 0316317748

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner lightly bumped. 2016 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have been recording and touring, selling more than 200 million records worldwide. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. In The Rolling Stones All the Songs, authors Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their 340 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the great artists who contributed to their tracks. View more info

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Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

By: Guralnick, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1994

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2291665

ISBN: 0316332208

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Remainder mark. 1994 Hard Cover. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world. View more info

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Richard Wagner 3-Volume Set in Slipcase: The Man, His Mind and His Music; The Perfect Wagernite; Ring Resounding

By: Gutman, Robert W.; Culshaw, John; Shaw, Bernard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Time-Life: 1968

Seller ID: 2203624

Condition: Very Good


Complete in three volumes and slipcase. Very light rubbing to boards. 1968 Hard Cover. Three scholarly works on the celebrated composer. View more info

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Big Idea's Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (Recorder Fun Songbook)

By: Hal Leonard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hal Leonard: 1975

Seller ID: 2298470

ISBN: 0634050400

Condition: Very Good


Recorder not included. A few creases along spine. 1975 Stapled Binding. 23 pp. Recorder not included. This fun package features a songbook and a top-quality recorder so kids can learn to make music with some of their favorite songs even if they've never played before! The book includes simple instructions to get you started, great coloring pages, and easy-to-play arrangements of 7 songs from Jonah , the popular tale of fresh fish and mixed vegetables movie from the beloved VeggieTales. Includes: Billy Joe McGuffrey * In the Belly of the Whale * It Cannot Be * Jonah Was a Prophet * Message from... View more info

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Santos Maikai Folio: Songs of the Islands for Four Hawaiian Guitars and Spanish Guitar

By: Haole Brothers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Don Santos Pub. Co. Inc.: 1942

Seller ID: 2197296

Condition: Near Fine


1942 Stapled Binding. 26 pp. Includes 10 songs. KEYWORDS: HAWAIIAN GUITAR SHEET MUSIC View more info

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The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia

By: Harry, Bill

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hyperion: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262032

ISBN: 1562828142

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1993 Hard Cover. A comprehensive reference about the Fab Four contains fifteen hundred entries--on everything from Abbey Road to the Zodiac Club--and includes intimate gossip, detailed biographies, and rare photographs. View more info

Image for Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: Consisting of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems and Chants: Arranged for Two, Three or Four Voices, with a Figured Base for the Organ or Piano Forte.

Musica Sacra: or, Springfield and Utica Collections United: Consisting of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Anthems and Chants: Arranged for Two, Three or Four Voices, with a Figured Base for the Organ or Piano Forte.

By: Hastings, Thomas; Warriner, Solomon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Utica: William Williams: 1823

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2129883

Condition: Good


Fourth revised edition. Boards rubbed, sticker on spine base, minor loss from spine edge, sticker & ink name on front endpaper, front & end matter foxed. 1823 Half-Leather. viii, 277, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of religious psalms and hymns, designed for use by church congregations. View more info

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Community Song Book [Rochester, New York]

By: Hawkins, W. Stanley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Rochester Chamber of Commerce: 1923

Seller ID: 2198962

Condition: Good


Large surface tear to rear wrapper, pencil notation on rear wrapper, pages toned. 1923 Stapled Binding. 88 pp. A collection of songs, their key, and their lyrics. View more info

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John, Paul, George & Ringo: The Definitive Illustrated Chronicle of the Beatles, 1960-1970, Rare Photographs, Ephemera, and Day-By-Day Timeline

By: Hill, Tim

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Metro Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261079

ISBN: 1435110072

Condition: Fine


First American edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 448 pp. John, Paul, George & Ringo minutely traces the meteoric rise of the Beatles from 1960 to 1970, with detailed timelines of their day-to-day activities, fascinating photographs (many exceedingly rare), penetrating biographies of everyone associated with the spread of Beatlemania, and contemporary excerpts from London's influential Daily Mail. This exhaustive record, which closely follows the four young lads as they rose from Liverpool obscurity to become universally acknowledg... View more info