Music

Deep Sea Chanties: Old Sea Songs - by Frank Shay, Illustrated by Edw. A. Wilson, Introduction by William McFee Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Deep Sea Chanties offers a unique lens upon seafaring life punctuated with fabulous woodcut illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. From the editor, Frank Shay: “In bringing these songs together I have sought to catch for the…Read more Deep Sea Chanties: Old Sea Songs
Famous Stars of Light Opera - by Lewis C. Strang, Introduction by Matthew Brewer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace In his catalogue of their character and artwork, Strang’s book becomes as much an exploration of the requisites of comedic performance as of the individuals who epitomized it. In the narratives of their lives, one sees the power these individual…Read more Famous Stars of Light Opera
Fiat Lux: Full Score, Parts Included - Composed by by Gregory Thomas Woolford Martin Purchase on Amazon (Fiat Lux: Full Score, Parts Included)  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Purchase on Amazon (Fiat Lux: Piano & Vocal Score)  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Gregory Thomas Woolford Martin has composed for small and large ensembles, electronica, choir, film, theater, dance and orchestra. He has received grants from…Read more Fiat Lux: Full Score, Parts Included
Gems of Poetry and Song on James A. Garfield - by J. C. McClenahan Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace The outpouring of grief over the assassination of James Garfield coincided with a Victorian high tide in emotional display about the dear departed, and produced enormous amounts of glassware, statues and other memorabilia to preserve the memory of the martyred president. This not atypical volume…Read more Gems of Poetry and Song on James A. Garfield
Gems of Song for Eastern Star Chapters - compiled by Pitkin & Mathews Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Although the Order of the Eastern Star at one time claimed ties to orders in the seventeenth and eighteenth century Swedish royal court, the consensus is that it was largely invented as a companion secret society to Freemasonry in the nineteenth century. Both…Read more Gems of Song for Eastern Star Chapters
Harvard University Songs - by E. F. DuBois Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace Eugene Floyd DuBois (1882-1959) studied medicine at Columbia after doing his undergraduate work at Harvard and graduating in 1903. At Harvard he was business editor of the Harvard Lampoon, the humor magazine, and rowed. He had a lifelong avocational interest in music but as professor…Read more Harvard University Songs
Star Gleams: A Collection of Songs, Odes, and Ceremonials - by Carrie B. Jennings Purchase on Amazon  |  Purchase on CreateSpace Although sometimes claiming seventeenth and eighteenth century Scandinavian origins and found in Scotland and Canada and Australia, the Eastern Star is really an American secret society closely tied to Freemasonry. Women largely lead it, although some male Masons serve as officers. This collection, made by…Read more Star Gleams: A Collection of Songs, Odes, and Ceremonials
The Victor Book of the Opera - By Victor Talking Machine Co., Introduction by Matthew Brewer Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace The Victor Book of Opera carries on the proud tradition of operatic synopsis compendiums with a rich array of historic photos and recording references. With its intricate descriptions of opera synopses spanning the length and breadth of the repertoire,…Read more The Victor Book of the Opera
The Violin and Old Violin Makers: A Historical & Biographical Account of the Violin - by A. Mason Clarke Purchase through Amazon  |  Purchase through CreateSpace There is no question about the fascinating tales that come with celebrated violins, as in this volume, and the enormous prices. In 2011, a 1721 Stradivari was sold for nearly ten million pounds. Yet the storied value of old violins has been challenged by the…Read more The Violin and Old Violin Makers: A Historical & Biographical Account of the Violin