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[Shaw, Oliver]: [Hazard, Julia]
[BOUND COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT MUSIC TRANSCRIBED AND COMPOSED BY OLIVER SHAW AND HIS PUPIL JULIA HAZARD, INCLUDING AN EARLY VERSION OF THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER AND MANY OTHER COMPOSITIONS ON AMERICAN POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL THEMES]
[Newport, R.I., 1821. [256]pp. More than 160 distinct compositions. Quarto. Half burgundy morocco with gilt burgundy label ("Julia S.M. Hazard") on front board. Boards heavily worn, corners bumped, some loss of spine leather, text block mostly detached and loose. Pages trimmed with only a few minor losses to text. A few pages with chipping at the edge, some light tanning, a few fingerprints, and some bleedthrough from ink, but internally very good over all. A remarkable collection of manuscript music, including transcriptions, arrangements, and compositions from the hands of both noted composer Oliver Shaw and his student, Julia Hazard. Oliver Shaw was the first prominent American composer and songwriter, and Julia Hazard - child of a noted Rhode Island political family - was only in her mid- teenage years when she began to create this volume. This collection of manuscript music is an important record of early music education in the United States, of the achievements of a talented young female musician, and of the interpretation of popular American songs of the day. In all, there are more than 160 distinct manuscript musical works in this volume, several with political or historical themes. Some pieces are excerpts, but many are complete compositions, often with lyrics and occasional notes on performance. Most of the pieces date to the 1820s and 1830s, though one is dated as late as 1850. One of the most interesting pieces is a very early rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Julia Hazard's hand. Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "The Defense of Fort McHenry" in … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
Vendeur: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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