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The Organ Manual, for the Use of Amateurs and Church Committees; Containing Directions and Information to Persons Desirous of Purchasing an Organ, and to Enable Organists to Rectify Ciphering, and Other Simple Casualties, without Sending for an Organ-Builder. To Which is Added a Brief History and Construction of the Organ. With an Appendix Containing a Few Remarks on Reed Organs, as a Substituted for the Organ

By: Nicholson, Rev. Henry D.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Oliver Ditson & Co.: 1866

Seller ID: 2294596

Condition: Good


Spine faintly toned, some pencil marks. 1866 Hard Cover. 93 pp. The Organ Manual, for the Use of Amateurs and Church Committees; Containing Directions and Information to Persons Desirous of Purchasing an Organ, and to Enable Organists to Rectify Ciphering, and Other Simple Casualties, without Sending for an Organ-Builder. To Which is Added a Brief History and Construction of the Organ. With an Appendix Containing a Few Remarks on Reed Organs, as a Substituted for the Organ. View more info

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Is Jazz Dead? (or Has It Moved to a New Address)

By: Nicholson, Stuart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Routledge: 2005

Seller ID: 2269953

ISBN: 0415975832

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 2005 Trade Paperback. Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored. Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting to be heard in the United States, offering a viable alternative to the rampant conservatism here. Stuart Nicholson's thought-provoking book offers an analysis of the American scene, how it came to be so stagna... View more info

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Let's Sing

By: Norton, Maxine Broughton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Maxine Broughton Norton: 1960

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277958

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with doodle but without inscription. Very faint stain on rear wrapper, two ink marks on title page. 1960 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. Sheet music. Words and music by Maxine Broughton Norton. (Mrs. Norton is the radio teacher for Let's Sing program of the New York State F.M. School of the Air and she is a member of the staff of the Music Department, Rochester, New York.) View more info

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The History of the Organ in the United States

By: Ochse, Orpha

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1988

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2294584

ISBN: 025320495X

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. A very nice copy. 1988 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 494 pp. From the Spanish mission days of the 17th century to the present, the organ mirrors to a remarkable degree its social, economic, and cultural setting. Immigration, wars, industrial growth, the availability of electricity, the popularity of orchestral music, and the invention of the phonograph and of the player piano all had a part in determining the course of American organ history. View more info

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Organists and Organ Playing: Nineteenth-Century France and Belguim

By: Ochse, Orpha

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2294807

ISBN: 0253214238

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Bottom corner of front wrapper lightly bumped. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 270 pp. From the catastrophes of the French Revolution to a Golden Age of organ culture. [O]ne simply must recommend this highly coherent and well-illustrated book....?L’Orgue. Even the well-informed reader will find a number of surprises. Who knows, for example, that Fryderyk Chopin played the organ for a funeral service and that Lefébure-Wély, in turn, played the great pianist and composer’s Préludes for his funeral at the Madeleine? The abundance of ... View more info

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The Opera Book (Revised and Enlarged)

By: Ordway, Edith B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: George Sully and Company: 1917

Seller ID: 2206662

Condition: Near Fine


Pencil name to front endpaper. Jacket edges rubbed with chips and tears. 1917 Hard Cover. xvi, 603 pp. Among the hundred and ten operas the stories of which are told in this book are all the grand operas that have been put upon the stage during the last five seasons, in the four opera centers of the eastern United States--New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston--and also half a dozen others whose premiere or first American production or American revival is announced for the coming season by one or another of the leading companies. Therefore, the book contains the larger number of the grand... View more info

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Dancing in the Street: A Rock and Roll History (Accompanies the Major TV Series)

By: Palmer, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: BBC Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260175

ISBN: 0563369965

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket bumped. Pages faintly toned. 1996 Large Hardcover. 322 pp. With chapters which correspond to the episodes of a BBC2 television series, this is a record of the life and times of rock and roll performers and songwriters from the post-war years to the present. Three additional essay chapters explore some of the bigger issues. View more info

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The Pipe Organ: A Handbook for Churches and Organists

By: Parsons, Bryant G., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bryant G. Parsons & Son, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 2294810

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper and spine faintly toned, ink name on front wrapper. 1967 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 125 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations CONTENTS: Introduction; The Organ; Present Situation; Potential; Instructions for Proper Care of Pipe Organs; Heating and Humidity; Renovation; Blowers and Rectifiers; Restoration; Voicing and Toning; Memorials; Changes in Church Architecture; Rebuilding: Construction of Organ Rooms - Acoustics - Placement; What a Committee Should Know about Organs; Reed Organs; History; The Parsons Organ Company. View more info

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All the Stops: The Glorious Pipe Organ and Its American Masters

By: Parsons, Bryant G., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bryant G. Parsons & Son, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294811

ISBN: 1586481738

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxv, 323 pp. From the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, organ music was wildly popular in America. Organ builders in New York and New England could hardly fill the huge demand for both concert hall and home organs. Master organ-builders found ingenious ways of using electricity to make them sound like orchestras. Organ players developed cult followings and bitter rivalries. One movement arose to restore to American organs the clarity and precision that baroque organs had in centurie... View more info

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The Shaker Spiritual

By: Patterson, Daniel W.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2108990

ISBN: 0691091242

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Tiny chip from front jacket edge. 1979 Large Hardcover. xix, 562 pp. A thorough historical commentary of hundreds of Shaker hymns and songs, with four chapters of introductory information, numerous songs divided into fourteen sections, extensive notes, an immense checklist of Shaker song manuscripts, and an index. View more info

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Dancing Madness (Rolling Stone)

By: Peck, Abe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Anchor: 1976

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2260209

ISBN: 0385114788

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1976 Soft Cover. A celebration of disco and dancing takes a look at all the major players of the genre. View more info

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Reminiscences of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Social and Artistic Biography, with Additional Letters Addressed to English Correspondents

By: Polko, Elise Vogel; Lady Wallace

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291407

ISBN: 0944435017

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed. 1987 Hard Cover. 222 pp. 8vo. 1987 reissue of 1869 original. This is a welcome reprint of a memoir of Mendelssohn by a German contemporary originally published in 1869. It offers a sympathetic portrait of the composer, who lived in the age of romanticism in German music and whose own music remains a cherished part of the permanent repertoire. Elise Polko worked with the composer and imparted to her biography a personal touch which adds a vital dimension to her portrait. View more info

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Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead (33 1/3)

By: Poole, Buzz

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2016

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2272743

ISBN: 1628929243

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. Released in 1970, Workingman's Dead was the breakthrough album for the Grateful Dead, a cold-water-shock departure from the Acid Test madness of the late '60s. It was the band's most commercially and critically successful release to date. More importantly, these songs established the blueprint for how the Dead would maintain and build upon a community held together by the core motivation of rejecting the status quo – the “straight life” – in order to live and work on their own terms. View more info

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Player Piano Servicing and Rebuilding

By: Reblitz, Arthur A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vestal Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2203500

ISBN: 0911572406

Condition: Near Fine


1985 Large Softcover. viii, 216 pp. An illustrated guide to how player pianos function, and recommended methods for maintenance and restoration. Black-and-white photographs and diagrams throughout.  KEYWORDS: MUSIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS REPAIR CARE View more info

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Blast from the Past: A Pictorial History of Radio's First 75 Years

By: Rhoads, B. Eric; Harvey, Paul; Limbaugh, Rush

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Streamline Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2296538

ISBN: 1886745064

Condition: Very Good


Half-inch tear to jacket spine base. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1996 Large Hardcover. 463 pp. Radio has just celebrated its 75th anniversary and it's as vital and varied as ever. Rhoads, a zealous radio historian and archivist, has captured radio's exuberance and fluency in this marvelous collection of more than 900 photographs, many of which have never before been published. View more info

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Latin Songs and Carols

By: Robertson, J.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The University of Toronto Press: 1945

Seller ID: 2299145

Condition: Very Good


Latin text. Front wrapper creased, light stains on front wrapper. 1945 Stapled Binding. 64 pp. This collection of Latin Songs and Carols differs from its predecessor entitled Latin Songs New and Old, published in 1934, in two respects. While Par I of the earlier book, containing my versions of time-honored national and secular songs, remains but little changed, almost all of Part II has been omitted, consisting of Latin verses, classical, mediaeval, and modern, written by other than myself. ...Secondly, in place of these omissions a number of new versions are presented which have been written ... View more info

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The Amateur Wind Instrument Maker

By: Robinson, Trevor

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Massachusetts: 1981

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2261832

ISBN: 0870233122

Condition: Very Good


Revised edition. Lightly rubbed. 1981 Soft Cover. Describes the materials and methods used in creating various wind instruments for individuals who have basic woodworking and metalworking skills. View more info

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Other Entertainment: Collected Pieces

By: Rorem, Ned

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201594

ISBN: 0684822490

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Fine. Quarter-inch tear to top right front jacket corner. 1996 Hard Cover. 336 pp. Previously unpublished, this assortment of essays, reviews, thought pieces, and even obituaries displays the same wit, charm, and intelligence for which Rorem has been so consistently praised. In this work, Rorem demonstrates the range of his talents and his ability to join disparate worlds and experiences. Keywords: NED ROREM OTHER ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTED PIECES BIOGRAPHY MUSIC MUSICIANS View more info

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Sting: Demolition Man: A Biography

By: Sandford, Christopher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205839

ISBN: 0786706031

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Jacket faintly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. xiii, 350 pp. The author of Kurt Cobain offers a full-length biography of Sting, the multi-talented Grammy Award-winning pop star. The biographer's interviews with those closest to Sting raise many questions about the carefully constructed public image of one of today's most successful performers. Includes black-and-white photographs. KEYWORDS: CHRISTOPHER SANDFORD STING DEMOLITION MAN BIOGRAPHY ENTERTAINMENT MUSIC MUSICIANS View more info

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Skallagrim (Grim the Bald): An Operetta in Three Acts

By: Saunders, Richard West

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1925

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1862822

Condition: Good


Limited edition, one of 500 copies. Some loss from fragile spine. 1925 Hard Cover. 53 pp. One of 500 copies. An independently written, produced, and published operetta. Handsome orange and green cloth boards. Accompanying music by Wassili Leps. View more info

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The Lives of the Great Composers

By: Schonberg, Harold C.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1970

Seller ID: 2278342

ISBN: 0393021467

Condition: Good


Hinges just starting, jacket edges rubbed with multiple small creases and small chips, page ridges lightly foxed. 1970 Hard Cover. 599 pp. This history of classical music, from Bach to Schoenberg, not only unravels the evolutionary patterns of musical development, but reveals the composers themselves - their lives and states of mind, their private defeats and public triumphs. From Schumann, who believed angels were dictating his harmonies, to J.S. Bach who had a cantata deadline to meet every Sunday in order to feed nine children, we can discern the various sources of inspiration. This book is... View more info

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The Banjo Entertainers: Roots to Ragtime - A Banjo History

By: Schreyer, Lowell H.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Minnesota Heritage Publishing: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2032365

ISBN: 0971316899

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Bottom corner curls forward very slightly. 2007 Trade Paperback. xv, 269 pp. Bibliography and numerous helpful indices follow text. This book focuses on the hundreds of banjoists who made their living as professional entertainers in years ranging from the minstrel period of the early 1800s into the ragtime era leading into the 20th Century. The book also touches on related areas in the banjo's development. Author Lowell H. Schreyer, a former newspaper reporter, relied heavily on the products of his profession in tracing careers and performing routes of the... View more info

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The Pipe Organ Pumper

By: Shafer, Chet; Hays, Will H.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Greenberg, Publisher: 1926

Seller ID: 2294814

Condition: Very Good


A few minor chips to jacket edges, one-inch tear along front jacket joint, half-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel, faint stain along top edge of front jacket panel. Page ridges very faintly toned. 1926 Hard Cover. 70 pp. His history, his heroic struggles and triumphs, hist joys and trials and tribulations--his noble contribution to the art of an elder day. Written to lend support to the wholesome aims of The Guild of Former Pipe Organ Pumpers, organized primarily to perpetuate the memories of this obsolete but honorable profession and also to correct the general--though erroneous--... View more info

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Iron Men & Wooden Ships: Deep Sea Chanties

By: Shay, Frank; McFee, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1924

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2120767

Condition: Very Good


1926 reprint. Corners rubbed. 1924 Large Hardcover. xx, 154 pp. Color, two-tone, and black & white wood engravings throughout. A collection of songs sung by sailors on the high seas. Endpapers decorated with the same art as Doubleday's 1920s release of the works of Joseph Conrad. View more info

Image for Drawn from the Wood: Consolations in Words & Music for Pious Friends and Drunken Companions [with] Musical Arrangement for Any Degree of Inebriety [with] Seventy-Five Memory-Checking and Thirst-Provoking Recipes from the Good, Old Days That Are Gone Beyond Recall

Drawn from the Wood: Consolations in Words & Music for Pious Friends and Drunken Companions [with] Musical Arrangement for Any Degree of Inebriety [with] Seventy-Five Memory-Checking and Thirst-Provoking Recipes from the Good, Old Days That Are Gone Beyond Recall

By: Shay, Frank; Ramsey, Helen

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Macaulay Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276360

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in fair jacket. Biopredation to front jacket panel, jacket toned, cover spine slightly faded. Publisher's advertisement / order form and blank membership card for the Society of The Forty Pious Friends and Drunken Companions laid in. 1929 Hard Cover. 186 pp. A collection of songs with woodcut illustrations by John Held, Jr. and musical arrangements by Helen Ramsey. Following the text are recipes for seventy-five different cocktails. The third in a series of songbooks for the inebriated, following My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions and More Pious Friends and Drunke... View more info

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The Rolling Stone Book of Rock Video

By: Shore, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Quill: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260206

ISBN: 0688039162

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1984 Trade Paperback. The definitive loot at visual music from Elvis Presley through Michael Jackson. View more info

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The Pop Makers

By: Silver, Caroline

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scholastic: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292362

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1966 Trade Paperback. Includes chapters on the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, The Animals, and many more! View more info

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The Best of Country Ballads for Guitar

By: Stang, Aaron (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 1685760

ISBN: 0897245121

Condition: Very Good


1995 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. This outstanding collection of great country ballads is transcribed in standard notation and tablature to ensure authentic reproduction. Titles include: Forever's As Far As I'll Go* I Will Always Love You* If Tomorrow Never Comes* Something in Red* What Might Have Been*Unanswered Prayers and more. View more info

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Music of the Old South: Colony to Confederacy

By: Stoutamire, Albert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288929

ISBN: 0838679102

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket panel lightly foxed, a few minor tears along edges of rear jacket panel, front jacket flap price-clipped. Some pages dog-eared. 1972 Hard Cover. 349 pp. Each chapter covers a specific period of the eighteenth or nineteenth century, and major areas of activity examined include music on public and social occasions, music merchantry and instruction, concerts, the theater, and music of the church. 42 photographic reproductions. View more info

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Sun Ra: The Immeasurable Equation - The Collected Poetry and Prose

By: Sun Ra; Wolf, James L.; Geerken, Hartmut

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Waitawhile: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195260

ISBN: 3833426594

Condition: Fine


Sealed in plastic. 2005 Hard Cover. 544 pp. 8vo. 'This edition presents Sun Ra's collected poetry and prose for the first time.' His works were originally scattered among numerous self-published pamphlets and other publications, so collecting them in one place was no easy task. From the jacket: 'A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and f... View more info