The Book of World-famous Music: Classical, Popular, and Folk

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Courier Corporation, 2000 - Music - 718 pages
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This classic, painstakingly researched compilation of music information, newly revised and enlarged, analyzes nearly 1,000 of the world's most familiar melodies, tracing them back to their original printed sources. Here in one convenient volume are the composers, lyricists, copyright date, first lines of music, lyrics, physical condition of first editions, and other data on a tremendous range of compositions, including We Shall Overcome, Haydn's Surprise Symphony, The Well-Tempered Clavier, There's No Business Like Show Business, Silent Night, Pictures at an Exhibition, Schubert’s Ave Maria, and many more. 30 black-and-white illustrations.
 

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Want to know more about music history but have room for only one book? This is the one. Oh, if you're interested in only a single type of music, this book isn't for you. It includes classical, pop ... Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD BY WILLIAM LICHTENWANGER xi
1
Copyright Laws
16
Research Procedure Used
25
Selection of Titles
60
Note on the Musical Excerpts
71
General Note to the Reader
79
SUPPLEMENT
669
INDEX
699
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