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Blake, Eubie
A very early original Lewis-Smith of Chicago photograph of the Black American composer who has signed, inscribed and dated it 1927. Minor crease in extreme lower right corner. [ref:1350]
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Blake, Eubie
[SIGNED SHEET MUSIC]. EUBIE BLAKE. GYPSY BLUES. The sheet music for Gypsy Blues from the 1921 Broadway hit Shuffle Along, the first musical of its kind by and about Blacks; written with his longtime partner Noble Sissle, it featured the song I'm Just Wild About Harry. Signed and inscribed "To very, very good friends Bill & Peggie Smith, Eubie Blake, April 12, 1975." Original illustrated covers. Disbound but complete. 4 pages, large 4to. [ref:5641]
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BLISS, ARTHUR
ARTHUR BLISS A typed letter signed, with holograph salutation and closing, August 3, 1966, by the English composer and conductor. "It was such a pleasure to get your very kind greetings on my seventy-fifth birthday. They added a lot to a very happy occasion." In an autograph postscript, longer than the body of the letter itself, "I regard it as a great kindness that in spite of ill health you thought of coming to the concert on my birthday. We both hope sincerely for a complete return to full health." 1 page, 8vo. [ref:7009]
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BLITZSTEIN, MARC
MARC BLITZSTEIN A typed letter signed, May 3, 1953 by the American composer of The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles and known for his brilliant adaptation of Kurt Weill's Three Penny Opera. His opera Regina was an adaptation for stage of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes. "Ordinarily I should be happy to join in the symposium you have outlined in your letter of April 28 to me. But I am in the country (where your note reached me), finishing my new opera. I fear it will be impossible for me to do anything else for several months." 1 page, 4to. Most likely Blitzstein was working on an opera called Reuben, Rueben. It opened later this year and was a flop never to be revived. [ref:7165]
$275.00      add to cart  enquire

Britten, Benjamin
. SIGNED FIRST EDITION SCORE. BENJAMIN BRITTEN. THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA. MUSIC BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN, OP. 37. The folio first edition in original soft cover, illustrated by John Piper; the title page features an effusive inscription to the conductor of the premier in July of 1946, Swiss musician Ernest Ansermet, who had premiered many of Stravinsky's works. "To my dear Ernest Ansermet, with happiest memories, and more gratitude than I can express, and great affection and respect from a grateful company Benjamin Britten. Glyndebourne 1946." Below this is a dedication by Eric Crozier, producer of this, the first "chamber opera" of Britten: "With sincere and grateful thanks." It was Crozier who suggested the text for the opera. London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, Cape Town, Boosey & Hawkes, Ltd., 1946. In excellent condition. A remarkable association copy of this opera written for Kathleen Ferrier. [ref:6030]
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BRITTEN, BENJAMIN
BENJAMIN BRITTEN An autograph letter signed, on The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk stationery, incorporating a musical quote from one of his most famous works. "I was awfully sorry to hear that you are ill-I hear you like my music. Here is a bit of War Requiem." Here, a three bar quote of the Dies Irae. "Hope you can read it." 2 pages, oblong 8vo. Accompanied by an original 9 x 7 photograph of the English composer conducting an orchestra. The two: [ref:6619]
$1,500.00      add to cart  enquire

BRITTEN, BENJAMIN
BENJAMIN BRITTEN A 3 x 6 Decca Recordings photograph of the esteemed British composer; signed with autograph greetings. [ref:5767]
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BRITTEN, BENJAMIN
BENJAMIN BRITTEN The folio first edition in original soft cover, illustrated by John Piper; the title page features an effusive inscription to the conductor of the premier in July of 1946, Swiss musician Ernest Ansermet, who had premiered many of Stravinsky's works. "To my dear Ernest Ansermet, with happiest memories, and more gratitude than I can express, and great affection and respect from a grateful company, Benjamin Britten. Glyndebourne 1946." Below this is a dedication by Eric Crozier, producer of this, the first "chamber opera" of Britten's: "With sincere and grateful thanks." It was Crozier who suggested the text for the opera. London, New York, Sydney, Toronto, Cape Town, Boosey & Hawkes, Ltd., 1946. In excellent condition. A remarkable association copy of this opera written for Kathleen Ferrier. [ref:6878]
$3,500.00      add to cart  enquire

BROWN, LES
LES BROWN An 8-bar autograph musical quote signed with lyrics, by the American composer and band director; from his most time-honored song Sentimental Journey. Brown was music director of Les Brown and His Band of Renown; he worked with every major talent of the 1940's and was bandmaster to Bob Hope in his work overseas with U.S. troops. He also wrote I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. Written on an 8 x 3 page. [ref:7167]
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Cadman, Charles Wakefield
An autograph musical quote, from the 1909 song The Land of the Sky-blue Water, signed by the American composer. l page, 8vo. [ref:3300]
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