Fall 2021 Catalogue


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21. Incledon, Charles. (1763–1826).
An ODE - Signed Music Sheet

Autograph signature from the English tenor, one of the most prominent balladeers of his time, who has penned his name to a trimmed piece of printed sheet music for "An ODE. Sung by Mr. Wilder, at Mary-le-bon-Gardens."  The sheet music has been mounted at corners to another piece of paper. Based on the format, this was almost certainly removed from an unidentified periodical publication. In very fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 17.8 cm.).

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22. Kay, Ulysses. (1917–1995).
Symphony No. 1 Score - Presentation Copy to Carl Haverlin, the Symphony's Dedicatee

Englewood, New Jersey: [By the Author]. 1967. First. Upright folio.  Bound mimeographed manuscript for the complete score of the American composer's Symphony No. 1, signed to instrumentation page by the composer, who has inscribed "For Carl, / with admiration and appreciation. / Sincerely, / Uly / Nov. 29, 1967."  Original covers and spiral binding present. Read More...

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23. Krenek, Ernst. (1900–1991).
Signed Photograph

Palffy of Wien color photograph of the Austrian-born composer, who has signed in black ink.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Crease to upper left corner, else in fine condition.  4.25 x 5.75 inches (10.8 x 14.6 cm.). Read More...

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24. Ligeti, Gyorgy. (1923-2006).
Signed 1977 Program-Poster Photograph

Scarce signed program-poster for a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 8th May 1977 featuring Ligeti with the Stockholm Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Bruno Canino, Antonio Ballista and the Arditti String Quartet.  Signed in full by the composer in black biro beneath a double printed portrait. The concert, part of the Fifth London Music Digest, included the first performance in the UK of Ligeti's "Monument Selbstportrait Bewegung." At the concert he gave a talk and his "Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet," the "Second String Quartet" and other pieces were also performed.  The program opens to a full poster on one side, with program details, biography, works list etc on the verso in folded program format. 8 x 8 inches; 16 x 24 inches fully opened. Very fine.

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Original copyist partbook with airs for various voice types from operas by Lully and drinking songs (airs à boire) by Bertrand de Bacilly (1621–1690), Michel Lambert (ca. 1610–1696), et al. 94 pp, all except title leaf lined with five musical staves in the same size and style. Only fol. 2r-31v (first 60 pages with staves; vocal line only) and fol. 44v and 45v (musical notation in lute tablature) used. In ink throughout; various hands . Inscription to title: "Divers airs par M. Lully. GVERIN". Signature, upside down, to fol. 46r, "Servonet". Damp-stained and browned. Some bleeding. Boards and spine heavily rubbed and chipping, but binding intact. Raised bands. Oblong octavo. 10 x 6.6 inches (24.0 x 16.8 cm).  Read More...

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26. Lully, Jean Baptiste. (1632–1687) [Isaac-François Guérin d'Estriché (1636–1728)].
Isis (opera) bass partbook including excerpts from other operas, with Intriguing Provenance

Copyist manuscript partbook of Lully's opera Isis (1677) with entries from other works dating up to ca. 1710 added. 164 pp, all lined with six musical staves in the same size and style. In ink throughout. Title to front pastedown: "ISIS Tragedie en Musique par M De Lully Intandant de la musique du Roy  / Basse  / GVERIN". Inscription to back pastedown: "M. Chevallier." Boards and spine heavily rubbed and chipping, but binding intact. Oblong octavo. 10 x 7.75 inches (26 x 19.5 cm).  Read More...

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27. Massenet, Jules. (1842–1912).
"During these emotional days for you your old friend will be far away" - Autograph Letter Signed following the Dreyfus Conviction

Intriguing autograph letter signed from the important French operatic composer, dated exactly one week after the conviction of Alfred Dreyfus. 3 pp., October 22, 1894, addressed to a "Dear good friend."  Translated from the French, "The hazards of life and the hard necessity to obey it means that during these emotional days for you your old friend will be far away, in the cold, in the worries, in Brussels... - though I am unwell I will have to leave Paris - in spite of everything! and I leave!... - what thought will be mine! I do not add anything to this. Your grateful old friend,  -Massenet" Some fold lines, otherwise in very fine condition. 8.75 x 7 inches (23.4 x 18 centimeters). Read More...

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28. Medtner, Nikolai. (1880–1951).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation signed ("Nicolas Medtner"), consisting of four bars of music marked "Canto" on a hand-ruled staff. On an album page measuring 16.5 x10.5 cm. Vertical crease, otherwise in very fine condition.  Uncommon.  Read More...

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29. Meyer, Jacques. (1737 - 1819).
Huit Divertissements pour la Harpe, avec Violon et Basse. Dédiés à Mlle Savalate par Philippe Jacques Meyer. Oeuvre VI.

Paris: Chez l'auteur et Chez Naderman [Gravés par Madame Annereau]. [1771]. Oblong folio (25 x 18 cm.). Engraved. 12; 8 pp., including parts for Violon/Basse and Harp (complete). Very clean and crisp copies, lower edge trimmed just to within the plate but without losses and otherwise in fine condition throughout. Rare. 3 copies recorded by Worldcat. Read More...

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30. [Music History].
"Music Club" Notebook - 1909

Charming unidentified "music club" notebook from 1909–1910, probably Boston, containing handwritten notes and printed club handouts related to music and music history.  The opening pages, dated "Meeting of Nov 8," contain notes regarding counterpoint and harmony.  Handouts throughout provide an insight into the focus of each meeting, with titles such as "Folk Music," "The Epoch of Vocal Counterpoint," "The Rise of Secular Music," "Bach, Handel and Gluck," "The Beginnings of Modern Instrumental Music," "Mozart," "The Transition to the Romantic Style," "The Transition to the Romantic Period," and two final sessions both concerning "The Great Nineteenth Century Romanticists."  The club's texts of choice were Clarence Hamilton's Outlines of Music History and John Henry Cornell's Musical Form, both of which are referenced as a resource throughout.  Looseleaf lined paper bound with brass fasteners.  Wear to edges, else in fine condition.

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31. [Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840)] Fétis, Francois-Joseph. (1784-1871).
Notice Biographique sur Nicolo Paganini suivie de l'analyse de ses ouvrages et précédée d'une esquisse de l'histoire du violon

Paris: Schonenberger. 1851. 8 vo. 95 pp. Sewn as issued, uncut with printed wrapper. Light staining to some margins, occasional underlining or notes in light pencil, spine mostly perished with chipping around the edges and front sheet separated. Rare.

An interesting early study of the great violinist and composer by the Belgian musicologist, composer, teacher and critic most famous for his influential "Biographie universelle des musiciens." 


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32. Penderecki, Krzysztof. (1933–2020).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation

Signed photograph of the prolific and influential Polish composer, who has penned the opening measure of an unidentified composition above his signature and the date.  In fine condition.  7 x 5 inches (18 x 13 cm.).

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33. [Psalm Book] [Bishop, John. (1665–?1737)].
Manuscript Psalm Book, ca. 1733

Manuscript psalm book, England, 18th century. Signed on both pastedown pages by one Stephen Sandercock on "September the 9th 1733" multiple times and in various styles and scripts, suggesting that the book belonged to a student; the same is suggested by awkward spellings (including "Pslam" instead of "Psalm", fol. 3r.). The book contains untexted tenor and bass parts to psalm tunes on the recto pages, as well as several psalm and hymn texts copied on the verso pages, and a few bass lines with text underlaid on the last pages. The music and text is entered in various distinct hands. Most of the verso pages are blank.  Read More...

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34. [Racism Through Music].
"Notice! Stop Help Save the Youth of America. Don"t Buy Negro Records" - 1960s Black Music Records Boycott Broadside

New Orleans, Louisiana: Citizens' Councils of America. ca. 1960.

A chilling original 1960s Louisiana broadside, urging consumers not to buy records by black musicians, calling the recording "screaming, idiotic words, and savage music." The Citizens Council of Greater New Orleans organized a variety of similar consumer boycotts in the years around Brown v. Board.  Here, in particularly ugly language, they decry the apparently damaging effects of African American popular music in "undermining the morals of our white youth in America."  Measures 5.9 x 9 inches (15 x 23 centimeters) on thin pink paper, in fine condition.  Read More...


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35. Rome, Harold. (1908-1993).
"Fanny" – Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS of four measures ("Only you, long as I may live, Fanny - ") from the 1954 musical, written and inscribed by the composer in bold black ink on 8.75 x 3.5 inch ruled music manuscript paper. In very fine condition. Read More...

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36. [Sammelband] [Music Iconography].
Italian collection of International Piano music in Manuscript Copy ca. 1800, with Unusual Engravings

Title to spine: "Pezzi diversi per piano" [Various pieces for piano]. Collection of manuscript copies by various anonymous copyists. All manuscripts trimmed evenly for binding in present volume. Full cloth. Gilt bands and inscription to spine. 8.3 x 10.6 inches (21.2 x 27.0 cm). Corners and spine chipped. Some bleeding; slight foxing here and there. Front endpapers/pastedown partly detached at hinge. Occasional fingerings and other markup in pencil (modern style). Otherwise in fine condition. Included works as follows: Read More...

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37. Schumann, Clara. (1819–1896) [Busch, Fritz. (1890–1951)].
Large Signed Albumen Photograph from the Fritz Busch Collection

Impressive and unusually large original J & L. Allgeyer of Carlsruhe albumen portrait photograph of the great German pianist and composer, wife of Robert Schumann and famous muse of Johannes Brahms.  Inscribed and signed by the subject lower right: "Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an  / Clara Schumann / London April 1867" ("As a friendly memory to Clara Schumann, London, April 1867"). Inscribed also to the head in an unknown and somewhat later hand: "Für Grete Boettcher Mengeringhausen, Waldeck" ("For Grete Boettcher, Mengeringhausen, Waldeck"). Photograph 6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5 x 12.6 cm.); full sheet 11.5 x 14.5 inches (29.2 x 36.8 cm.); framed to an overall size of 14.25 x 17 inches (36.2 x 43.2 cm.).   Read More...

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38. Sibelius, Jean. (1865-1957) .
Signed Photograph from the Collection of Telmányi

Mounted halftone portrait of the composer in a pensive pose, signed boldly in ink "Jean Sibelius" on the mount below. Full sheet mounted to rigid backing, toned, staining along the lower edge not affecting the signature and overall very presentable. Provenance: from the descendants of the Hungarian violinist Emil Telmányi (1892-1988), to whom this was originally gifted from the composer.  7.4 x 10 inches [18.5 x 26 cm]. Read More...

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39. Sibelius, Jean. (1865-1957) [Telmányi. Emil. (1892-1988)].
Signed Letter to Emil Telmanyi about the Violin Concerto

An important TLS from the composer to the Hungarian violinist Emil Telmányi, signed "Jean Sibelius." One page, dated Järvenpää December 18, 1945. In part: "[...] Jag är en varm beundrare av Eder stora konst och det glädjer mig djupt, att Ni spelar min violinkonsert, som i Eder tolkning får ett fulländat framförande [...]" ["I am a keen admirer of your great art and am deeply pleased that you play my violin concerto, as in your interpretation it will get a perfect performance."] Provenance: Descendants of Emil Telmányi. Read More...

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40. [Steffani, Agostino. (1654 - 1728)] Pina, Gregorio..
Wage Advance Receipt from the Camera Elettorale, 1692

Autograph receipt for an advance on wages from the Camera Elettorale of Dresden, penned by the composer Gregorio Pina who during this time also served as copyist to Agostino Steffani. Dated 26 May 1692, translated from the Italian, "I testify the undersigned to have received from the Camera Elettorale seventy-five thalers, these from the account of my annual salary..." ("Confesso io sotto scrito haver ricevuto dalla Camera Elettorale Tallari settanta cinque e questi a conto del mio annual salario...").  In very fine condition, with toning and a few later markings in red pencil.  8 x 6 inches (20.3 x 15.2 cm.). Read More...

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