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    The Tao of Willie : A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart by Nelson, Willie; Pipkin, Turk

    New York: Gotham. As New in As New dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Cream boards with black spine imprinted in red metallic with title and author. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 184 pages .


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    Music: World Of Culture Series by Grunfeld, Frederic V

    New York, New York: Newsweek Books. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 1974. Presumed First Edition. Hard Cover. 0882251015 . 004206: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "The history of music is filled with giants - the virtuoso organist Bach; the prolific, revered Papa Haydn; that genius for all seasons Mozart; tragic, impassioned Beethoven. Here to is the story of such romantics as Chopin and Liszt. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 7.5 x 10.5 in.: 192 pages .


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    LIVE EVIL, A HOMAGE TO MILES DAVIS by Stevenson, Richard

    Saskatchewan: Thistledown Press. Very Good. 2000. First Edition. Softcover. 1894345088 . Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover, usual stamps & stickers, only light wear overall - light wear to edges/corners, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight - two earmarks seen. 174 pagesBook DescriptionImmerse yourself in this extended poem sequence based on the life and works of jazz icon Miles Davis which braids a strong narrative life-line and lyric responses to key recordings. The poetry morphs to match the periods and styles of Davis' jazz, from Bebop through hard bop, cool, third stream, modal, funk, fusion, and doo bop. A "must have" for jazz Quill and Quire, October 2000- Richard Stevenson...[is] playing with the likes of Langston Hughes...Ferlinghetti, and Frank O'Hara....Live Evil is that good. (*Shipping will be reduced, depending on your location).; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .


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    Glenn Draper (His Music Changed Lives An Autobiography) by Draper, Glenn / Shipp, Robert H

    Franklin, Tennessee: Providence House Publishers. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 2003. First Printing. Hard Cover. 1577363051 . 003832: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "The director shares his amazing life story. From his childhood in Roanoke, Virginia, Draper's passion for music was a driving force. Equally strong was his commitment to the Christian faith and his promise to dedicate himself to the work of God. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 6.25 x 9.25 in.: 237 pages .


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    Take Five by Ramsey, Doug

    370pp, black cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine. illustrated endpapers. Hundreds of photographs. 10 1/4" x 11 1/2", glossy paper stock. Fine in fine dust jacket . Exquisitely detailed biography of Paul Desmond, a jazz musician famous for his composition "Take Five" and his singular alto saxophone style and sound. Foreword by Dave and Iola Brubeck Rare. May require extra shipping due to weight and size.


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    White Christmas (Original screenplay for the 1954 film) by Curtiz, Michael (director); Irving Berlin (composer); Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank (screenwriters); Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen (starring)

    Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1953. Final White script for the 1954 film. One of the great Christmas musicals, featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye at the peak of their fame. Filmed as something between a remake of and a follow-up to 1942's "Holiday Inn" (also made by Paramount), the action takes place mostly in Vermont at an old inn. Corny and heartwarming in the extreme, with a parade of musical numbers penned by Irving Berlin, whose song, "Count Your Many Blessings," made its debut here and was nominated for an Academy Award. White self titled wrappers, noted as FINAL WHITE on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 65, dated July 7, 1953, with credits for screenwriter Krasna. Distribution page integral with the front wrapper, with receipt intact. 98 leaves, mimeograph, with blue and goldenrod revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10-15-53 and 10-21-53. Very Good bound with two gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 344.


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    Mozarts Musiksprache: Schlussel zu Leben und Werk by Born, Gunthard

    Kindler Verlag, 1985. 423 pp. Wear to the extremities of the dj. With a forward by Wolfgang Plath editor of numerous volumes of the Neuen Mozart-Ausgabe. Contents: Vorwort; ERSTES BUCH: Die Szene: 1. O Engländer, seid ihr nicht Toren, 2. Viva la libertà!, 3. Königin der Nacht, 4. Ein Schloss vor den Mund, 5. Was von Mozart kommt, wird den Böhmen gewiss gefallen, Deutsch zu reden und gar deutsch zu singen, 7. Alla gloria militar!, 9. Die Zeit de guten Musik ist vorbei, 10. Moduliert so durch die Töne fort; ZWEITES BUCH: Die Sprache: 1. Ein grosser Meister der Modulation, 2. O wie ängstlich, o wie feurig, 3. Vorhang auf, 4. Doch niemand kommt, 5. Hast's verstanden? 6. Nur geschwinde!, 7. Wir andelten durch Feuergluten, 8. Ich will selbst den Herren machen, 9. Amore, 10. Sagt, ist es liebe?, Und ich soll dir Liebe meiden? 12. Tod und Verzweiflung, 13. Der listigen Schlange zum Opfer erkoren, 14. Dir Lippe lügt, falsch ist der Blick, 15. Den Weg der Tugend fortzuwandeln, 16. Auf Wiedersehn; LITERATURVERZEICHNIS; ANHANG, Nachwort. Second book illustrated with musical examples.. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    BIGGIE Violetta Wallace Remembers Her Son, Christopher Wallace, AKA Notorious B. I. G. by Violetta Wallace

    Atria Books. New in New dust jacket. 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. 0743470206 . New book with no markings, minor shelfwear to jacket edges. 191 pages. Color & b/w illustrations throughout. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "This is a memoir of Ms. Wallace's star child ..... Christopher got his knack for writing verse from his mother. She had no idea though that "all that noise" he was making with his friends in the bedroom of their small apartment would one day become platinum selling records. She also had no idea that her industrious son was becoming a leader in his circle and a small-time drug dealer. The book charts her son's climb to stardom and his death, the result of a drive-by shooting that occurred on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, CA. ...The murder remains unsolved. .... .


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    Mozart's Operas by Heartz, Daniel

    Berkeley: Univ. California Press, 1990. First edition. Paper wrappers. A very near fine copy.. xvi, 363 pp. Illus. with 32 b/w reproductions and drawings, plus key schemes. 8vo.


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    My Musical Life by DAMROSCH, Walter

    New York: Scribner, 1935. Limited. hardcover. very good(-). Golden Jubilee Edition. Illustrated in black and white. 390 pages, 8vo, gilt-stamped navy blue cloth (small stains and scuffs). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Limited edition; No. 165 of 450 copies. Very good(-) condition. Signed in full by the author on the limitation page.


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    THIRD COAST OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing by Sarig, Roni

    Da Capo Press. Very Good+. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 0306814307 . Clean, tight condition, no markings. Light soiling to bottom edge of pages. A little waviness to pages, but no damage (likely from just not being stored flat) . Very light edge/corner wear to cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; "Though most casual fans know the story of hip-hop's birth in the ashes of the South Bronx, the story of the South's entry into the modern rap scene remains relatively unknown. Here, author and music writer Sarig (The Secret History of Rock) provides the "Dirty South" its first complete history, an ambitious tale featuring Southern industry luminaries like Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri, as well as the acts mentioned in the subtitle. Sarig's chronicle boasts remarkable depth and breadth, covering every aspect of Southern hip-hop, including dozens-if not hundreds-of acts. Moving away from historical documentation to analysis can lead Sarig to make some questionable generalizations ("it's easy to observe that, today, the blues is almost entirely the province of middle-aged white people") , but his attention to the music itself reaches some dizzying pinnacles-as in deconstructing crunk lyrics to reveal connections to 11th century working-class Saxons. Throughout, Sarig is informative and entertaining, keeping an eye on the big picture while managing this huge swath of uncollected music history; though the necessary surfeit of details may wear out casual readers, Sarig ably connects the stories of record shops, roller discos and street corners from Houston to Miami to Virginia Beach." [476] .


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    Jacques Offenbach by Faris, Alexander [Jacket illustrations from Mander and Mitchenson Collection] Jacques Offenbach

    Published by Faber and Faber Ltd., 3 Queen Square London First Edition 1980. London 1980., 1980. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light grey cloth covers, gilt and red title block to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. ISBN 0571111475. Contains 275 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs and illustrations throughout. with ownership markings to the half-title page. Fine condition book, in Fine condition colour illustrated dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Secrets of a Sparrow : Memoirs by Diana Ross

    Headline (1st) UK, 1993. in DW. 24x16cm. illus


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    At Long Last Love (Original screenplay for the 1975 film, signed by Bogdanovich) by Bogdanovich, Peter (director, screenwriter); Cole Porter (music and lyrics); Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn (starring)

    Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974. Revised First Draft script for the 1975 film. SIGNED by Bogdanovich on the title page. Directed and written for the screen by Peter Bogdanovich, featuring a score that consists entirely of songs composed by Cole Porter, and starring Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, and Madeline Kahn. The eclectic director's tribute to the musicals of Hollywood from the 1930s and 1940s, which utilized an inventive style that involved non-professional actors singing their lines live rather than the very established use of overdubs. The reception to the film was so poor upon its release that Bogdanovich released a public apology for its quality; however, over time, its innate charm has made it beloved among many film fans and cinephiles. Red titled wrappers, with a holograph notation of Copy No. 9 at the top right corner of the front wrapper, and a date of June 3, 1974 at the bottom right. Title page present, stating REVISED FIRST DRAFT, with a date of May 20, 1974, credits for director-screenwriter Bogdanovich, and composer Porter. 151 leaves, mechanically reproduced, on eye-rest green stock. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 404.


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    Wagner - The Man And His Music by Culshaw, John

    New York, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. - Metropolitan Opera Guild. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket. 1978. First Edition: First Printing. Hard Cover. 0525229604 . 005895: Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Presents a lively text and over 150 historic photographs and drawings - many in full color - to document the life and work of the master of Bayreuth. Also included in this brief but authoritative biography are the stories of each of Wagner's operas with notes on the casts and conductors of the world premieres and Metropolitan Opera premieres. ": 7.25 x 9 in.: 181 pages .


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    ARETHA FRANKLIN, LADY SOUL by Gourse, Leslie

    Franklin Watts Library Edition. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0531130371 . Ex-library in excellent condition, a few stamps & stickers, only very light wear overall, clean & tight. ISBN: . B/w photographs. Meet the extraordinary woman behind the voice that can bring to life the feelings of sorrow and suffering, joy and ecstasy, hope and bitterness that all people experience. You'll be given a firsthand look into Aretha Franklin's childhood in Detroit, where at an early age she learned to sing gospel in her father's church; her legendary recording sessions, concerts and tours; her stormy love affairs; and the personal trajedies she and her family have suffered.... You will understand why her music has touched so many, and why it will continue to work it's way into hearts and souls all around the world. ; 8vo; 160 pages .


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    Cash: The Autobiography by Cash, Johnny; Carr, Patrick

    HarperSanFransisco, 1997. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/near fine. Stated First Edition with a full number line. Lower fore-edge corner tip of the front panel is bumped.


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    Beethoven. by Solomon, Maynard

    Schirmer, 1977. Paper. Good. Octavo. xvi, 400 pp., cover worn and discolored, else very good. 1st Paperback printing.


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    Schoenberg (Master Musician) by Malcolm MacDonald

    Everyman Ltd, 1976. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1976. 289 pages. White pictorial dust jacket over cloth boards. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and marking.


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    Don Giovanni: [''dramma giocoso'' in two acts]: complete orchestral and vocal score by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Da Ponte, Lorenzo; Schunemann, Georg; Soldan, Kurt

    New York: Dover, 1974 x, 469 pp. Small folio, full score. Light wear to wraps, text block clean. Dramma giocoso in four acts. '''Unabridged republication of the edition by Georg Schunemann and Kurt Soldan, with German translation of the vocal text by Georg Schunemann, originally published by C.F. Peters, Leipzig, n.d. (publication number 11462. . . . All the preliminary matter and the editors' commentary (Revisionsbericht), originally in German, appear in a new English translation . . . by Stanley Applebaum.''. Wraps. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


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    Conversations with Igor Stravinsky (Signed First Edition) by Stravinsky, Igor and Robert Craft

    Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Stravinsky in the year of publication on the front endpaper: "To (Mrs.) Ralph's Mother [sic] / Mima / Respectful and Sincerely / Igor Stravinsky / July 13, '59." A deeply personal revelation of the variety of interests of the Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. A companion volume to this one, "Memories and Commentaries," was published the following year. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight spine lean, extremities lightly rubbed, and offsetting to a few preliminary pages. Moderate shelfwear to the jacket, with chips and tears at the spine ends and corners.


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    Complete sonatas and variations for violin and piano: from the Breitkopf & Hartel complete works edition, Series I, II by Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

    New York: Dover, 1992 219 & 201 pp. 2 volumes. Very light wear at extremities, else fine. Piano-violin score, small folios. Originally published in Leipzig by Breitkopf & Hartel, 1879 (from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Werke. Kritisch durchgesehene Gesammtausgabe. Series 18, v. 1-2: Sonaten und Variationen fur Pianoforte und Violine). Series 1 (v. 1) contains sonatas K. 6-15, 26-31, 296, 301-306, 372; Series 2 (v. 2) contains sonatas K. 376-380, 402-404, 454, 481, 526, 547, Variations on La bergere Celimene, K. 359, and Variations on Helas, j'ai perdu mon amant, K. 360. ISBNs 0486272990 & 0486274063.. Wraps. Near Fine. 9'' X 12''.


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    Four Pianos: Three Evenings of Music by Steve Reich at Park Place Gallery in New York City (Original poster for the 1967 performance) by Reich, Steve (composer, performer); Max Neuhaus (composer, performer); Philip Corner, Jon Gibson, Arthur Murphy, James Tenney (performers)

    New York: Park Place Gallery, 1967. Poster advertising an early performance by Steve Reich at Park Place Gallery in New York on March 17, 18, and 19, 1967, also featuring Max Neuhaus performing and "distributing" a new piece called "BI-PRODUCT" (currently listed on Neuhaus' website as "By-Product," in contravenance of the poster). In 1967 Steve Reich wrote a prototype piece, "Slow Motion Sound" that involved two separate pairs of hands clapping out of phase and coming into phase over the course of 144 bars. Though it was the foundation of all his work that would follow, it was not recorded until 1994 (by Chris Hughes). Reich worked the same concept into his first "traditional" piece, "Four Organs" in 1970.This performance represents a bridge between "Slow Motion Sound" and "Four Organs," only conceived as "Four Pianos" instead. "Four Pianos" was never formally recorded, only performed. Texas composer Max Neuhaus was in the 1960s a renowned percussionist and interpreter of contemporary music who at this point was moving toward his ultimate identity as a pioneer of artistic work in sound, and would become one of the innovators of sound works and the concept of sound installations. Blue card stock with printing in black, 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25.5 cm). Near Fine with just a touch of fading at the edges.


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    A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME . . . (Signed Copy) by Chambers, Kasey, with Apter, Jeff

    Sydney, NSW, Australia: HarperCollins Publishers, 2011. 269pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and creased only. Signed on title-page, under a hand-drawn 'heart' symbol by the primary author Kasey Chambers, using a black felt-tip pen, else textblock unmarked. Raised in a nomadic lifestyle on Australia's remote, vast Nullabor by her entertainer parents, the family became 'The Dead Ringer Band' . . . so began Kasey Chambers' stellar country musician/singer's career . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 16 chapters, Credits, Discography. Book weight approx. 410g. . Signed by Primary Author . Second Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".


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