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1 AIDE, William Starting from Porcupine
Oberon Press, 1996, ISBN:0778010473 
AIDE, William. Starting from Porcupine. []: Oberon Press, (1996). Pp. (4),5-121,(7). 8vo, illustrated black card covers with white spine, black titles to spine. "William Aide is widely known as a solo pianist -- Chopin and Liszt are specialties. Here he writes about music and the life that informs it, about family, friends and fellow-musicians, about Alberto Guerrero,Glenn Gould, Margaret Avison, Tomson Highway. He writes too about the love of art and the ravages of depression. He even tells you how to play Respig hi with an empty cigarette package. This is a story told with sensitivity and infectious enthusiasm."- from the rear cover. Very good. 25.00

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Trumpets of Summer : Libretto. Choral Suite for mixed chorus, four soloists, male speaker and six instruments , ATWOOD, Margaret BECKWITH, John, music
2 ATWOOD, Margaret BECKWITH, John, music Trumpets of Summer : Libretto. Choral Suite for mixed chorus, four soloists, male speaker and six instruments
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1964, 
ATWOOD, Margaret. The Trumpets of Summer. Choral Suite for mixed chorus, four soloists, male speaker and six instruments, commissioned by the CanadianBroadcasting Corporation for the Shakespeare Quartercentenary. First perfo rmance : Montreal, November 29, 1964. Music : John Beckwith. Text : Margaret Atwood. [Tor.: 1964]. Pp (16). 8vo, wrappers. Spine and top margin browned, small nicks and surface scarring to top margin of front wrapper, else vg. 800.00

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3 Di GANGI, Mariano Understanding Handel's Messiah
Lancelot Press, Hantsport, 1995, ISBN:0889995710 
Di GANGI, Mariano. Understanding Handel's Messiah. Hantsport, Nova Scotia :Lancelot Press, 1995. Second Edition. Pp (6),9-77,(1). 8vo, red cardcovers . A section-by-section, text-by-text study of The Messiah. "Blending the majestic prose of the King James version of the Bible with melodious baroque sound, this magnificent oratorio vibrates in the memory long after the notes of chorus, symphony and soloists have faded into silence. Mariano Di Gangi points to God's promise of redemption fulfilled in Jesus Christas the keyto understanding Handel's great lyric epic." First published by Welch Publ ishing Company in 1984. Very good. 10.00

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4 KREISLER, Fritz). BIANCOLLI, Amy. Fritz Kreisler : Love's Sorrows, Love's Joys. Hardcover in dustjacket.
Amadeus Press, Portland, OR, 1998, ISBN:1574670379 
(KREISLER, Fritz). BIANCOLLI, Amy. Fritz Kreisler : Love's Sorrows, Love's Joys. Portland, OR: The Amadeus Press, (1998). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-453,(3), + 12 p. of black and white photos. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In Kreisler's hands the fiddle sang. No matter what imperfections the demanding listener could discern in a Kreisler recital, everything on the program -- even if it did not always follow the score -- was perfomed with unerring grace. Few played the violin with such understanding of its poetry. For that and further reasons, some easier to articulate than others, Kreisler was probably the most beloved soloist among soloists of his generation and one or two beyond." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Vienna; 2. Prodigy; 3. From Ysaye's Shadow to the Birth of a Pop Star; 4. Fritzi and Harriet; 5. Shunned: An Enemy in America; 6. Tall Tale Teller: The Kreisler Apocrypha; 7. Hoaxes All: Pugnani, Vivaldi, Martini, and Kreisler; 8. Kreisler the Catholic, Kreisler the Jew; 9. The Accident; 10. Kreisler, Heifitz, and the Cult of Technique; 11. "He Was Our God!"; 12. Covering Kreisler: The Critics' Dilemma; 13. The Last Years: Kreisler's Retirement and the Failing Public Memory; 14. Saying Goodbye to "A Beam of Light". With appendices, bibliography, and index. Very good in dustjacket. 45.00

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5 PETTITT, Stephen BRAIN, Dennis) BRITTEN, Benjamin, with an appreciation by) Dennis Brain : A Biography. First Edition in dustjacket.
Robert Hale, London, 1976, ISBN:070915772x 
(BRAIN, Dennis). PETTITT, Stephen. Dennis Brain : A Biography. With an appreciation by Benjamin Britten. London: Robert Hale, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-192 + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with gilt titles to spine. A biography of the virtuosO British french horn player. "Dennis Brain is recognized as perhaps the greatest horn player the world has known. He helped rescue the horn from the obscurity in which it had lain for over a century, and restored the public's faith in it as a major solo instrument. Nearly twenty years have elapsed since his tragic death at the age of 36 in a car crash, and this biography will be welcomed by music-lovers and musicians alike." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Early Days; 2. Uncle Alfred; 3. Father Aubrey; 4. Schooldays and Royal Academy; 5. Wartime Engagements; 6. First Horn: the Breakthrough; 7.The Alchemist: Copper into Gold; 8. In Top Gear; 9. Finale; 10. Aftermath -- Still Falls the Rain; 11. An Evaluation. Name inked to flyleaf, faint soiled spot to bottom edge, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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6 Royal Welsh Male Choir Royal Welsh Male Choir
Dunetz and Lovett, New York, 1965, 
Royal Welsh Male Choir. Royal Welsh Male Choir. (New York: Dunetz and Lovett, 1965). Pp. [1-16]. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated stapled card covers. Program for the 1964-5 tour of the US and Canada by the Royal Welsh Male Choir. Program features brief biographical sketches of the conductor, soloists and narrator, song lyrics in both English and Welsh, a brief history of bards and songs of Wales, and a description of the National Eisteddford. Includes tucked-in program pamphlet. Light soiling to front cover, light wear toedges, else vg. 20.00

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