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HISTORICAL ANTHOLOGY OF MUSIC by A. Davison and W. Apel

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE------------------HISTORICAL ANTHOLOGY OF MUSIC: BAROQUE, ROCOCO, AND PRE-CLASSICAL MUSIC by Archibald T. Davison and Willi Apel. Willi Apel and Archibald Davidson put together the "Historical Anthology of Music" with such intelligence, taste, and care that it is still a definitive resource after many years in print. This volume begins with an excerpt of recitative from Jacopo Peri's "Euridice" (the first surviving complete opera) and takes to the pre-cursors of Classical music. While great composers are included, so are a range of composers whose music is largely unavailable in popular editions. It is easy to find J.S. Bach's music, but how much Pelham Humphrey do you have on your shelf? The examples are quite diverse, the notation, including realizations of figured bass (in smaller notes) is wonderfully clear for the ease of understanding by students. There is a nice balance of instrumental and vocal music, of sacred and secular music, and of various geographical locales and different times from the century and a half included in this book. There is commentary on the pieces in the back, along with translations of the texts into English. The book has a nice large format and is wonderfully easy to read. You are bidding on the H-U-G-E OVERSIZED (it didn't fit in my scanner!) hardcover stated Harvard Edition from 1966. Other than a clipped front cardholder flyleaf (ex lib), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in excellent condition---there are no rips, tears, etc---and the pages and binding are tight (see photo). **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. So bid soon for this magnificent, impossible-to-find MUSIC COLLECTIBLE. I gladly accept PayPal and as preferable forms of payment ( !). Paypal and are acceptable alternatives. I will ship internationally for additional charges. ALL OF MY LISTINGS ARE BETTER THAN AN AUCTION!! NAME THE REASONABLE PRICE YOU WANT TO PAY WHEN YOU CLICK BEST OFFER AND CHANCES ARE THE ITEM WILL BE YOURS--IMMEDIATELY!! NO WAITING FOR AN AUCTION TO END!! ________________________________________________________________________________ WANT TO SEE MORE?? FOR EXTRA-SPECIAL SAVINGS GO TO: BARRYS BARGAIN BIN for BOOKS THOUSANDS OF UNIQUE TITLES (no duplication) ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITION ! MUSIC IN ALL GENRES AND FORMATS (lps, 45s, 78s, and cassettes) ASSORTED RARE CURIOSITIES EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE!! (NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! (EVEN THE OCCASIONAL UNREASONABLE OFFER) Be sure to add me to your favorites list 121907
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